Best Place to Hike Houston 2013 - Sam Houston National Forest
394 Farm to Market 1375
New Waverly, TX 77358
Not many people realize that Houston has a national forest about an hour's drive from downtown. In fact, there's more than 161,000 acres of it within the Sam Houston National Forest, spread across three counties north of town. With such a huge area and dozens of trails winding through the dense growth, you might hike all day and not see another person.