Kirby Nature Trail

EASY 36 reviews

Kirby Nature Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kountze, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
85 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


18 days ago

I absolutely love this trail! Easy hike for any skill level, with beautiful scenery.

1 month ago

fun trail. have done it 3x. lightly to moderately trafficed. further you go less people you see.

1 month ago

We like coming here because it’s only 15min from the house. Good for the whole family.

trail running
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

8 months ago

Mosquitos and deer flies and a lot of mud. Be careful not to go anywhere from 2 weeks after a rain.

10 months ago

Great hike, especially starting early in the day.

trail running
Monday, January 30, 2017

Was a very good trail that I ran and was recommended from the park employee at the park store. The trail at the time of fall/winter/ before spring, alot of brown and trees without leaves. I bet during spring and summer it's gorgeous! Was also able to get a National parks passport while at the park store and was taught how it is used. Pretty excited and ready to use it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This is a gem in the forest. Very well marked, with maps at the trailhead. The cypress trees are impressive, especially when you reach the cypress grove. We saw only one other group. Restrooms at the trailhead are very clean.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Love this place it's so peaceful and beautiful well taken care of always friendly smiles when I see people

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Very nice. It was a great experience hiking with my girlfriends family. We will defiantly go back.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

It was a long loop for a beginner, but it's not a hard trail to walk. There were benches along the path and beautiful places by the creek and slough where you could sit, rest, and snack.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Beautiful, engaging trail. Very maintained and marked with informative signs about the various tree types. The cypress trees are gorgeous. A very wide and well-traveled path better suited for those looking for a family stroll rather than a strenuous hike.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Really nice, well marked trail. The mosquitos about ate us alive though! Would like to do it again in cooler weather. The bamboo gives this trail a kind of creepy feeling. Really liked it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

This is another easy trail to follow, nothing strenuous but very relaxing. There are several old bridges to enjoy and take pictures. This is good for families with kids or a quick get way for you to relax.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Beautiful, easy trail. Much of it wide and clear. Much of the Kirby Trail was closed off so we took points 22 to 15 to reach the Turkey Creek Trail to the Sandhill Loop. Still got a good distance in - we figured near 5 miles altogether.
With bridges, a picnic table, plenty of clear, pretty spots to rest and enjoy the view - this could be our favorite of the Big Thicket. We'll see!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Great interpretive trail, beautiful board walks, nice area

Monday, April 09, 2012

It was a great hike for the kids who are 8 & 3 and did great. Bugs got thick and had to turn back but still had a great time.

nature trips
Monday, November 15, 2010

Great trail for kids, had some awesome huge cypress trees and cypress knees, very nice creek, lot of bridge-ways, descriptions of various trees, picnic area at farthest point of the loop. Chemical out houses and water fountain at start of hike.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Good trails for kids to learn about the types of trees, they have plaques by trees explaining about the trees and what they are used for. every interesting...

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