Explore the most popular hiking trails near Conroe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very nice, easy trail. Brought both of our dogs and they loved it, too! Just a few notes for anyone who hasn't been here that were helpful to us: there are no facilities- no restroom, no water, and be prepared to pack out any waste as we did not find any trash cans. there were some nice picnic tables, I can't wait to go back in the fall for a longer trip!

Nice trails with lakes and sitting areas. Also area for horse trailers and separate horse trail. Great for trail ride and stop at lake for lunch and port a potty break.

walking
1 month ago

Nice tree cover to keep you out of the sun. You encounter homes at a couple points along the walk, and can here the playground/road most of the time. It doesn’t feel like a woodsy escape, but it’s better than you get at the other City of Conroe parks.

it's a magical place , my 4year old loves it ♡ with a Rainbow bridge ♡

hiking
2 months ago

Great family hike. My 2 and 5 year old loved all of the little bridges, rainbow bridge especially, and playing near the creek. My daughter declared it her favorite hike yet because "it's the magical forest where all of the fairies live."

walking
3 months ago

Really pretty. Trails split but are clearly marked. Easy to navigate. Humid due to the woodiness. Kind of hard to get to, no real place to park (coming from the recreation area of WG, where there's construction). Would do again, though!

One of my favorite places to hike.

Good easy trail, well maintained.

Id love to know where to park for this trail and where I should access it from. The construction has it blocked off.

trail running
5 months ago

Beautiful trails to run so the scenery doesn’t get boring. It’s not all as open as I would have liked, but the main parts definitely are. There is also lovely wildflowers and a pond. There is a lot of sand/mud, and tall grasses as well. Mosquito spray is a good idea. But as there isn’t as much traffic I did encounter a snake while running so always keep an eye out!

Love this little trail! The trail is different every step of the way so you don’t get bored especially when there are so many fun bridges to cross!

walking
10 months ago

Nice walk with the kids

Good and friendly

Beautiful scenery and great place to take the dogs and kids.

There is a “P” for parking at the Sweetleaf Nature Trail but i cannot access that area due to construction of a new apartment project. Does anyone know if this is temporary? I’m not referring to the P at the southern edge of 1488. But on the map at the trailhead, there is supposed to be parking and access somewhere off of Carriage Hills Blvd. Thanks.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

So turns out you can have your dogs on a leash; very quiet and isolated trail

hiking
Sunday, December 03, 2017

Beautiful, fun and easy hike although the lack of signage is an issue. If we hadn't been following this app we could've easily gotten lost despite it only being 1.7 miles. They do have some arrows spray-painted on trees but you don't know which way they are pointing towards.

Be careful-- we saw what looked like a good-sized cottonmouth on the side of the trail at the very end. (This could happen on any trail though, so always be careful!)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Easy walk and close to home.

hiking
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

These are nice trails in a pretty park setting. There are trail maps, but the trails themselves are not well marked. The description says it runs by a river, but it would be generous to describe it as a creek.

trail running
Monday, October 23, 2017

Parking is easy to spot, right next to the stoplight. I could see parking being limited on holiday weekends, but otherwise there's plenty (plus there's another parking lot further east, which I believe is not used much). In the front of the trail system there are some picnic tables and benches, and near "Middle Lake", about midway through the park, there are some bleachers to rest on.

As for the trail itself, and trail running-
This isn't a trail to get hill climbing or rock scrambling. It is definitely a trail to get some faster miles in as most of the trails are wide open and fairly flat. The signage is great in the front (north) parts of the forest, but the further south you go the less the signage gets. But stick to the main trails and you'll be fine. There are several skinnier trails through the trees, with foliage to dodge, tree roots to navigate, the occasional log, etc. but the main trails are all wide and mostly flat. No overgrowth on the main trails, and they're well maintained it seems. But...

Sand. Sand sand and more sand! I figure woodchips, mulch, etc. would be good, but there's a ton of sand on some of the trails. Maybe some people are used to running on sand. The forest is beautiful, the skinnier trails through the woods are quiet fun, and watching horses gallop by is kinds neat. But why sand int he middle of the forest?

All in all, due to the lack of creek crossings and any good hills to climb, I give this a four instead of a five for trail running.

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Very easy approximate 2 mile hike. The park has a giant covered canopy with picnic tables to escape the sun. It also has a playground for children. It has grills to have a little cookout as well. The park also has a disc golf course (18 holes).

Thursday, September 21, 2017

nice trail.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One of my new favorite spots. Lots of nature and a variety of routes to take. Completed 5 Miles today and plan on coming back. Only bad thing was the wet trails were slippery at times. Proceed with caution if you decide to go after some rainfall.

Great in town sanctuary to have a quick getaway in the middle of the day.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Very nice an quiet!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Cool forest because you can make the trail as long or short as you want. Getting a lot more busy lately with all the development happening on 1488.

walking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Very nice, quiet walk along the creek. Good walk on a Sunday afternoon.

walking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A little wet today but a nice walk, watch out for horse flies they were relentless

Sunday, March 26, 2017

grown over. in places. trail blocked in others.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The sweet leaf trail is across across from the parking lot! Such a pretty easy trail. Loved the rainbow suspension bridge!

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