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The Best Hiking in Huntsville

Looking for the best hiking in Huntsville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Huntsville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Huntsville

  • Huntsville, Texas

    Hike Lone Star Hiking Trail: Huntsville Section

    6.5 mi / 341 ft gain
    Lone Star Hiking Trail: Huntsville Section is a 6.5 mile point-to-point hike that takes you past lake views located near Huntsville, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Hike Lone Star Hiking Trail: Phelps Segment

    9.2 mi / 472 ft gain
    The trailhead is located off of Evelyn Lane (see map). Trail is dog friendly and accessible year-round. Trails may be difficult to navigate during and after rain. Trails are also used for birding and nature trips.  This segment is out-and-back, so plan ahead accordingly!
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Chinquapin Loop Trail

    6.7 mi / 400 ft gain
    Chinquapin Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New Waverly, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Hike Prarie Branch Loop Trail

    3.3 mi / 150 ft gain
    Prarie Branch Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Huntsville, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Hike Triple C Trail Loop

    9.5 mi / 547 ft gain
    Triple C Trail Loop is a 9.5 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near New Waverly, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Hike Dogwood Trail, Coloneh Trail And Bird Blind Trail

    1.4 mi / 121 ft gain
    Dogwood Trail, Coloneh Trail and Bird Blind Trail is a 1.4 mile out and back hike that takes you past lake views located near Huntsville, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Hike Nwcc Trails: South Loop

    8.5 mi / 318 ft gain
    NWCC Trails: South Loop is an 8.5 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Huntsville, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Hike Nwcc North Loop

    11.9 mi / 538 ft gain
    NWCC North Loop is a 11.93 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near New Waverly, TX.
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Coloneh Trail

    4.0
    1.12 mi / 223 ft gain
    Coloneh Trail is a relatively short out-and-back trail in Huntsville State Park located near Huntsville, TX. The trail runs adjacent to Raven Lake with nearby campgrounds on several inlets of the lake. Along the trail, there is a fair amount of shade, but keep an eye out for roots and watch your ...
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Catch a Sunrise over Lake Raven

    Huntsville State Park's 250 acre Raven Lake is a perfect spot for catching a sunrise. Watch for Egrets along the shoreline while enjoying the solitude of the early morning hour. Hang out on the fishing pier and take in the views while watching the sun crest over the surrounding woods. Be sure ...
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Camp at Huntsville State Park

    4.3
    7 mi / 125 ft gain
    Note: The lake camping photo is of a Huntsville State Park sanctioned campsite.Huntsville State Park is located about an hour north of Houston off of I-45. As part of the Pineywoods region of Texas, pine trees dot the landscape in Huntsville. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife includi...
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  • Huntsville, Texas

    Hike the Four Notch Loop

    10 mi / 0 ft gain
    The Four Notch Loop is a relaxing ~10 mile hike just north of Houston. The southern half of the loop follows on a 4 mile stretch of the 140 mile Lone Star Hiking Trail while the north part circles back to complete the loop.  From the large dirt and leaf covered Four Notch and Hunter Camp TH hike ...
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  • Huntsville, Texas

    Hike Lone Star Hiking Trail: West Fork San Jacinto River To Fm 149

    17.3 mi / 767 ft gain
    Lone Star Hiking Trail: West Fork San Jacinto River to FM 149 is a 17.3 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a river located near Huntsville, TX.
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  • Montgomery, Texas

    Hike Kelly's Pond Loop

    17.3 mi / 715 ft gain
    Kelly's Pond Loop is a 17.3 mile loop hike that takes you past lake views located near Montgomery, TX.
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  • Montgomery, Texas

    Camp at Kelly's Pond, Sam Houston National Forest

    2.0
    Kelly's Pond is a primitive camping area off the beaten path with no potable water or electricity. There is an open grass area around the pond where tent camping is permitted-- as far as I am aware the spots are first-come, first-serve.Some perks of the location: Proximity to Lake Conroe allows f...
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  • Montgomery, Texas

    Hike Trailhead 3 And Little Lake Creek Wilderness Loop

    7.3 mi / 331 ft gain
    Trailhead 3 and Little Lake Creek Wilderness Loop is a 7.3 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Montgomery, TX.
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