Woodlands Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livingston, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length5.2 miElevation gain164 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestWildflowersWildlifeBugs
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Ramona Vest
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Backpacking

Nice vigorous hike for beginners, easy for veterans! I am 56 with hip issues, but I can complete the hike.

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Tracy Whipple
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Hiking

A little muddy but not bad. Easy trail. Nice distance.

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Steve Conrad
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Hiking

Trail was nice wide paths and a nice easy hike. There was some mud and water puddles but not to bad. Saw lots of animal tracks.

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devon deckard
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Bella Ellis
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Benches along the way at trail junctions had maps so you can judge your distance and plan your hike. Nice wide path with views of the creek in many places

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Tere Moody
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Hiking

nice trees and pine needles

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Sara Williams
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Nancy Florence
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Brian Tatum
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Hiking

Good day on the trail. Trail was a little wet and slick from the rain two days ago, but not bad. Had the whole loop to ourselves. Did not see anyone else. Restroom at trailhead is open.

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debbie phillips
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Vicki Davison
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Walking

This is an in out trail, with several options for ending early or extending the walk.

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Chris Grout
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Sheryl Mancey
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Hiking

Nice wide paths. Boardwalks are well maintained.

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shane luna
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HikingGreat!

I like this trail close to the house good for a couple hour getaway if it rains the creek comes out the banks but in good weather it's a good trail

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Chuck Butler
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Hiking

Even after a full weeks worth of rain the trails were not as muddy as I expected. Having maps on the benches helped a lot. Will definitely be back. Have never had a bad experience at any of the Big Thicket Units.

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Super foxxes 09
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Hiking

Great 5 mile hike, saw spiders, heard wild pigs, completed the loop. Great fun, enjoy the pics!

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Pappy TrailZ
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Hiking

Nice trail but be aware of the many, many banana spiders & their webs across the trail. I used my trekking poles to knock them down before they wrapped around my face. LOL - (I missed a few.)

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Dirwin Bower
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the trail has been done looking good make sure you have some bug spray it was very hot not much breeze they did a great job on this trail

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Amanda Woomer
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Deanna Budack
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Be prepared for mud! Beautiful trail easy to follow.

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Robin Perry
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Jennifer Dunson
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Hiking

First time out on this trail. Super muddy from recent rains and we finally gave up and turned around. Hoping to try again soon. Hiking poles did help in the mud. There is a restroom at the trailhead.....more like a permanent port-a-potty but still appreciated.

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Irene Wood
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Nice sunny Saturday walk. Easy for these out of towners to follow and our dog loved it. A bit mucky, but it is November after all

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Amanda Sutters
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We've hiked this trail several times. Nice area. Great for a day hike!

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Peter Druschke
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Hiking

Secluded forest walk along nice trail with views of mature forest and river floodplains/swamps. Lots of indications of wild hog rooting, and we found several ticks hitchhiking on our clothes. Speaking to rangers this trail is pretty well known for its ticks, so bring repellant and do your tick checks!

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Teresa Elmore
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Backpacking

Nice loop, very green and scenic compared with others in the area. Fairly easy hiking, but feels very remote. Lots of wildlife, from rabbits and squirrels to wild hogs and I've seen one deer. I've camped along the creek a couple nights, but even with proper filtering/purification the water sources (creek) aren't safe for human consumption in my experience. Otherwise this would be a great trail to camp along.

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Blayne Gunderman
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Wonderful walk through not very interesting forest.

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David Prager
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Hiking

Nice, secluded lollipop loop along Big Sandy Creek. On the harder side of easy due to length; the terrain is hillier than you might expect for southeast Texas but still pretty flat. Nice mix of bottomland forest and upland forest. A few muddy areas to deal with after a rain but not as bad as some other trails in this area. Overall, a good choice for dayhiking the Big Thicket.

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