North of Houston and just northeast of Conroe, the Sam Houston National Forest has 67 miles of dirt bike trails. The dirt biking 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 East Side dirt biking trailhead for the Sam Houston National Forest 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 - Northwest Side is the 12th most popular dirt bike trail of all 44 dirt biking rides in Texas.