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Hiking in Sam Houston National Forest
This event has been cross-posted on Discovering Houston. Note: we are meeting at 9:40 and will be leaving on our hike at 10:00 am. I cannot hold the group for those that come late, but I will post which trail we are taking and I will flag the beginning of the path with streamers. Come on out and enjoy hiking in the woods! Nice trails, natural shade and fun with your dog. Sounds like a good day! Sam Houston National Forest contains more than 86 miles of multi-use trails. We'll be exploring approximately 5-7 miles of those trails. The forest is located on and around park of Lake Conroe. How to get there: I've posted a pic below of what the destination should look like when you click the map link. If the link doesn't take you to the location shown below, please use the coordinates[masked], [masked] in whatever map program you prefer to find Trailhead #2. Driving Directions: From I-45: Head north on I-45 past Conroe and Willis. Take Exit 102 for FM 1375 W - you should now be on the feeder. At the traffic circle, take the third exit to FM 1375 W. At the next traffic circle (after you cross the freeway) take the second exit to continue on FM 1375 W. Approx 14 miles later, you will turn right on FM 149. After 1.5 miles, turn left onto Bethel Rd. (1097). After approx 2 miles, the trailhead should be on your right. From Hwy 249: Take Hwy 249 past Tomball. Turn right on Hwy 149 when you reach the town of Pinehurst. Approx 7.5 miles later, turn right again to stay on Hwy 149. Turn left on FM 1097 approx 9.8 miles later. Follow FM 1097 for 9.3 miles - the trailhead will be on your left. Pace: We'll go slow enough to enjoy the scenery but fast enough to keep the people and dogs interested. What to bring for yourself: Bug spray/mosquito repellent, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, etc. (Or whatever gear is weather appropriate.) Water for yourself, possibly a camera, trail snacks. Only footprints should be left behind, so be prepared to carry any trash out. What to bring for your dog: Water and dish/collapsible bowl, doggy snacks and your dog’s leash. A towel to wipe your dog down in case of mud. Consider which flea/tick repellent your dog is on; will it work on things like mosquitoes and chiggers. Think about spraying your dog with bug/mosquito/tick repellent, but consider any skin allergies before doing so. There are ticks in SHNF - take precautions for yourself and your dog. I will be researching which trails are open and have not been recently "burned". This is the season for controlled burning for forest maintenance purposes, so some of the trails won't be available or they might be sporting a freshly "charred" look. Trail and meeting place: See "How to get there" section above. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME. K??

Lone Star Hiking Trail - Trailhead #2

18502 Bethel Rd · Montgomery, TX

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