Lone Star Hiking Trail

The Lone Star Hiking Trail is a 97 mile trail in the National Forests north of Houston. It is described very well by the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club Website, with lots of good discussion in the Lone Star Hiking Trail Facebook Group.

Having previously done some day hiking, I attempted a thru-hike in 2019 with Samuel, and then succeeded solo in May 2021. Below is the story and reflections.

Lone Star Hiking Trail Day 3 – Magnolia Campsite MM68.5 to East 4 Notch Campsite MM51.5

One mile hike to get out of the woods then the 2.4 mile hike on blacktop to Evergreen Baptist Church and their awesome water faucet! Still early so cool and I had a nice long rest with the water at Evergreen, that I paid for later. Evergreen to TH9 is dirt road. One dog afterContinue reading “Lone Star Hiking Trail Day 3 – Magnolia Campsite MM68.5 to East 4 Notch Campsite MM51.5”

Lone Star Hiking Trail Day 2 – Tarkington Campsite MM83.55 to Magnolia Campsite MM68.5

The previous evening’s storms passed. After a fine night at the primitive campsite at MM83.5, the trails had generally drained very well and I managed to keep my feet dry. Mozzies weren’t bad either until after Double Lake. A few downed trees across the path, just to remind you there was some recent wind! ThereContinue reading “Lone Star Hiking Trail Day 2 – Tarkington Campsite MM83.55 to Magnolia Campsite MM68.5”

Lone Star Hiking Trail Day 1 – TH15 to Tarkington Campsite MM83.55

This post and the associated series were first shared on the Lone Star Hiking Club Facebook Group page, directly from the trail. I had gained much useful information from this group, so I wanted to give back. This was my second attempt at thru-hiking, my first attempt being a couple of years earlier with SamuelContinue reading “Lone Star Hiking Trail Day 1 – TH15 to Tarkington Campsite MM83.55”

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