North of Houston and south of Coldsprings, the 8 mile Double Lake Trail is an excellent all around hike meandering through forest and around the namesake lake.
To reach the trailhead from Hwy. 59 in Cleveland, take FM 2025 north 17 mi., turn right at Double Lake. From I-45, exit at New Waverly, take SH 150 east 25 mi., take FM 2025 S 1/2 mi., turn left at Double Lake. Take the first left after entering the park at the admission booth ($5 per car) to get to the campground.
Overall, Double Lake Trail is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Texas.