Big Thicket National Preserve, Sundew Trail

Beaumont, Texas 77657

Big Thicket National Preserve, Sundew Trail

Big Thicket National Preserve, Sundew Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Big Thicket National Preserve, the first preserve in the National Park System, is 97,000 acres on nine land units spread over 50 square miles in seven counties. Ten well-defined habitats are the result of a convergence of eastern hardwood forests, Gulf coastal plains, and Midwest prairies. In 1981, Big Thicket was designated an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations, part of a worldwide system of biosphere reserves.

This trail is located in the Hickory Creek Savannah Unit, which is less than one thousand acres. Wetland savannahs form where depressions in higher ground collect rainwater (average annual precipitation here is 55 inches). The landscape is characterized by open grassy flatlands and scattered longleaf pines, with a variety of grasses, sedges, rushes, and wildflowers. The blooming season for wildflowers in the area runs from February through November, and some of the many species you will see are rose gentians, gay feathers, and meadowbeauty. Several species of orchids, and at least four species of carnivorous plants are also common here."

Big Thicket National Preserve, Sundew Trail Reviews

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3/18/2012
This is a very easy trail and has a section that is handicap accessable. However the time that we went there was not a lot to see. It seemed a way to go for a pleasant stroll through the woods.
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Trail Information

Beaumont
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
138 feet
Trailhead Elevation
138 feet
Top Elevation
Big Thicket National Preserve
Local Contacts
National Park Service Big Thicket Sundew Trail Map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018