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Lone Star Hiking Trail - Stubblefield Section

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mile 18 nice hike from mile 20 down to 17 and back. (Photo by jlklw55) Trailhead This is where we started/ended. (Photo by Lone_Star) View Of The Trail Part of the trail takes you along a stretch of Lake Conroe. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Lake Conroe This is the tip of Lake Conroe next to Stubblefield CG. (Photo by Lone_Star) Log Crossing My buddy showing his log crossing skills. (Photo by Lone_Star) Another View Of The Trail This section of the LSHT has wonderful pines. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Campfire I don't usually start a fire when I'm by myself, but campfires are permitted on the LSHT. (Photo by Lone_Star)

Log Entries

Another Chunk Of Lone Star
By Lone_Star on 4/24/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 20.60 Miles Duration: 8 hours, 7 minutes

I hiked with a friend that was interested in learning to backpack.  We hiked from the southern trailhead up to Bath Road, camped overnight and returned the next day.  The hike was fairly easy.

The lower portion of the trail was undergoing a controlled burn, so it wasn't very scenic and somewhat depressing, but once we got past the Stubblefield Campground it became more scenic.  Ticks, chiggers and mosquitos were pretty bad.

great hike for cardio and endurance-speed
By madeline on 8/6/2011
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: N/A

no inclines to challenge but great for beginning hikers. Ususally out about 2.5 hrs -3 hrs from  1375 to stubblefield camp grounds.

thing love the most is get to jump in lake when almost back..soo hot even at 11 am during the peak summer! and the lake just makes it grand.

heard i am suppose to watch for alligators??? lol i have seen one yet and been doing this allsummer.

i am going regular...love this branch. well maintained.

thanks to whoever does it!! and can i help?

By jlklw55 on 9/6/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 15 minutes

My wife and I took our three kid, our 1 yr old girl, and 3 & 6 yr old boys they lover it. We started at mile marker 20 hiked down to 17 and back again, so six miles total, and three hours.  i give it a difficulty of 3. becuse of two kids in the jogging stroller, one in a kiddo back pack, and walking our dog. it dose go up and down hills. Nothing too steep though. the creek and bridge about half way down was a nice stopping area for us and the dog. She went swimming while the kids looked through the clear water at the small fish. great lake viewsa throught the trees also. Negitives: lots of over growth through out. may down trees, but cut so the path goes through it and you dont have to go around.  good hike cant wait to try another...

My intro to Lone Star Hiking Trail
By itchy on 4/28/2005
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I started at mile 0 on the west side of the Natl Forest. Just wanted to get my feet wet and get a taste. Lots of shade from pines, oaks, etc. Downhill for the first few klicks. Kinda got the creeps when critters kept stirring around in the calf-high ferns. Never saw them but they were making lots of noise and it was kinda funny watching the ferns move above them. Trees didn't interfere with GPS. Saw horse tracks--this trail is only for hiking. Bugs were a little bothersome--had to pul my sweatband over my ears. Definitely better to hike in fall and spring. The whole Forest was empty of people. Only two other campers at Stubblefield. I like Stubblefield camping area. The camp host was great. I may bring my tipi next time. Also a good place to bike on the 60 miles of multiuse trail and canoe up the west fork of the San Jacinto River. The Lone Star Trail seems like a good way to hike only in daily sections--that way you won't have to do any primitive camping. Lots of loops and one could just call your better half at camp to come and get you. Cingular Cell phone strength varied quite a bit, but mostly very low. It'll be interesting to see how busy it is in the summer. I was surprised to find a very good narrative description of the area in the _Official Guide To Texas Wildlife Management Areas_. SHNF has great biking, hiking, target shooting, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping, birding, & canoeing.

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