Sam Houston National Forest Horseback Riding

The 4th most popular equestrian 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. There are 2 on-way loops marked by red arrows.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Houston, head north on US45 for 60 miles to Exit #102. Turn left onto FS1375 and follow to the trailhead.

Note: Trails are usually closed after rainfall. Call ahead.

Overall, Sam Houston National Forest is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Texas. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Sam Houston National Forest including Big Sandy Creek Horse Trail, Lake Somerville State Park, Lake Houston State Park and Brazos Bend State Park.

Sam Houston National Forest Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  SHNF (888) 361-6908 or (936)-344-6205; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX; Texas Trail Riders Assoc. (254) 848-4656.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Kellys Pond CG

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  30.468, -95.604

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  12911

Sam Houston National Forest Horseback Riding Map


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