Piney Creek Horse Trail: (936) 655-2299

Area Status: Open

The Piney Creek Horse Trail is a system of horse trails that meanders approximately 53 miles through the East Texas pineywoods in the Davy Crockett National Forest.

The trail is primitive; its path cleared through the forest which follows Forest Service roads, tram roads, pipeline right-of-ways, game trails, highways, and in places was established by clearing brush and trees through the forest. Primarily, it is on National Forest land, but there are crossings on private property and along public road right-of-ways. All users should show good trail manners so that private property owners will continue to allow horse passage across their land. In general, the route is well cleared and marked. Trailhead parking areas have been constructed at the main access points, and all road crossings are well signed. Different colored triangular markers indicate the route.

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At a Glance


A $10-per-day fee will cover camping at either of the two horse camps and/or use of the entire horse trail system. The charge is applied per vehicle (for camping or trail use) or per user (horse, bicycle, hiker, or hunter) if a vehicle is not parked at the trailhead or camping area.

Permit Info:

Trail riding groups of more than 75 persons (including spectators) will need a Special-Use Permit and should contact the District Office three months prior to the ride date. Contact the District Office for a trail pass a week or so prior to the visit. An annual permit is $50 per vehicle and is valid from January to December.

Closest Towns: Crockett, Texas; Lufkin, Texas

General Information


From Crockett: Take Hwy 7 East for 11 miles to FSR 514 South. Continue on 514 for 10 miles to FSR 514-D White Rock Horse Camp.

From Lufkin: Take Hwy. 103 West for 16 miles to Hwy. 7 West and continue for 13 miles to Kennard. Turn left at the Kennard Post Office on CR 4625 and go approximately 2.5 miles to Piney Creek Horse Camp sign at FS 566; turn right and go 1 mile to the camp.


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