Sam Houston National Forest - West Side For ATV Riding

The 14th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Texas.

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North of Houston and just northeast of Conroe, the Sam Houston National Forest has 67 miles of multi-use trails that are open to ATV riding. The route traverses loamy sand and mud, along with numerous creek crossings.

There are three distinct trail systems marked by red arrows: East Side, West Side and Northwest.

To reach the ATV riding at the East Side trailhead from Houston, head north on US45 for 60 miles to Exit #102. Turn left onto FS1375. Continue on FS1375 for 5 miles to the ranger station, or another couple miles beyond to the trailhead (just turn right at the Gulf Coast Trade Center and follow the signs).

Note: Trails are usually closed after rainfall. Call ahead. Trail maps are available at the Raven Ranger Station.

Overall, Sam Houston National Forest - West Side is the 14th most popular ATV riding trail of all 27 ATV trails in Texas. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Sam Houston National Forest - West Side including Sam Houston National Forest - East Side, Sam Houston National Forest - Northwest Side and General Sams Off-Road Park.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  SHNF (888) 361-6908 or (936)-344-6205; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX.

Recommended Book:  "ATV Trails: Offroad" from Mud Mountain

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Kellys Pond CG

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/texas/

GPS:  30.468, -95.604

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  17303

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