Lake Houston State Park, North River Trail

Houston, Texas

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The park, located at the confluence of Caney Creek and the East Fork of the San Jacinto River, was once popular with bear hunters. Today, there are campsites, a sponsored-youth-group area, a group dining hall with a kitchen, a lodge that sleeps up to twenty-six with a fully equipped kitchen, and a cottage that sleeps twelve with a kitchen. This is a long, peaceful walk through nearly 5000 acres of pineywoods to the East Fork of the San Jacinto River.

Lake Houston State Park, North River Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The park, located at the confluence of Caney Creek and the East Fork of the San Jacinto River, was once popular with bear hunters.

Today, there are campsites, a sponsored-youth-group area, a group dining hall with a kitchen, a lodge that sleeps up to twenty-six with a fully equipped kitchen, and a cottage that sleeps twelve with a kitchen. This is a long, peaceful walk through nearly 5000 acres of pineywoods to the East Fork of the San Jacinto River."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Houston
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 65 feet
Top Elevation: 100 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lake Houston State Park
Local Maps: Lake Houston State Park Trail Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Houston State Park, North River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/24/2010
1

The Trail Guide from this website is spot on! This park was easy to navigate with easy to spot signs and navigation markers. Did this hike with my 17 year old daughter and we did the whole trail at a leasurely pace in about 5 hours (to include 30 minutes at the halfway point eating lunch). Park personnel are friendly and helpful. Dont forget to go to the nature museum! See our photos we uploaded.


10/13/2007
0

This is a very enjoyable trail. The natural vegetation is incredible and would love to go when the river is really flowing. The trail is very easy to navigate and hike. It is a great place to get out and put all your worries behind you. When we hiked, I only saw a handful of people which made it very nice. Next time I am in the Houston area, I will make sure to bring my dog.



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May 2018