Texas (TX) offers hikers plenty of different trails over diverse terrain all across the state, from the sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast to the Great Plains and desert valleys.
East Texas hiking highlights forest hiking trails in both the Davy Crockett National Forest and the Sabine National Forest. Trails meander under a thick tree canopy of hardwood and old growth forests. Both easy and difficult trails exist here, making it perfect for every hiker from families with small children to avid backpackers. Hikers can explore the many reservoir and lake trails that wind along these bodies of water and offer scenic views. Coastal hiking is also popular in East Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. Sandy beach trails run all along the coast and provide stunning views of the pristine waters.
Central Texas is perfect for prairie hiking under the big sky, while West Texas offers trails through sand hills and desert valleys. Hikers can also find paths that climb wooded mountain slopes for scenic mountain top views of the area. Parks are a haven for a multitude of trails that highlight lakes and streams, and rivers like the Rio Grande. Enjoy riverside trails that skirt along the Rio Grande and offer views of the nearby Mexican border. Hikers can also find trails near cities like Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas.
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