Sundew Trail

Beaumont, Texas

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This is a very easy day hike through pine-savannah wetlands. Special Attractions include: Carnivorous plants. The Sundew Trail lies in the Hickory Creek Savannah Unit of the BigThicket National Preserve. The unit protects one of several biological associations found in the thicket. The short loop trail passes through acid bogs and a young stand of longleaf pines. Most of the plant community is fairly open, without the heavy forest common to much of the thicket. The extra sunlight makes the area better than average for producing wildflowers. The hike follows a short, easy loop withboardwalks crossing the boggy areas. A shorter .25-mile loop is paved and wheelchair accessible. The young longleaf Carnivorous pitcher plants eat insects to supplement the poor soils in which they grow.

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"This is a very easy day hike through pine-savannah wetlands. Special Attractions include: Carnivorous plants.

The Sundew Trail lies in the Hickory Creek Savannah Unit of the BigThicket National Preserve. The unit protects one of several biological associations found in the thicket. The short loop trail passes through acid bogs and a young stand of longleaf pines. Most of the plant community is fairly open, without the heavy forest common to much of the thicket. The extra sunlight makes the area better than average for producing wildflowers.

The hike follows a short, easy loop withboardwalks crossing the boggy areas. A shorter .25-mile loop is paved and wheelchair accessible. The young longleaf Carnivorous pitcher plants eat insects to supplement the poor soils in which they grow."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Beaumont
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Fall through Spring.
Local Contacts: Big Thicket National Preserve 409-839-2689
Local Maps: Sundew Trail booklet (National Park Service), Warren USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Sundew Trail

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May 2018