The Lone Star Hiking Trail

The Lone Star Hiking Trail


2nd Edition

The Official Guide to the Longest Wilderness Footpath in Texas

This handy hiker’s guide, endorsed by the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club, details all 128 miles of the Lone Star Hiking Trail, in 11 accessible sections.

Take a Hike on a Long Texas Trail

A hidden jewel of Texas, the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) is the only long-distance hiking trail in the state. At 128 miles, it’s the state’s longest continuously marked and maintained footpath. Let Texas native and experienced long-distance hiker Karen Borski Somers guide you along this unrivaled trail.

Located in the woodlands of the Sam Houston National Forest in East Texas, the LSHT winds through an ecologically diverse region that’s just a few hours’ drive from Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

Inside You’ll Find

  • Step-by-step descriptions of the LSHT’s 128 miles, divided into 11 sections
  • Mileage charts, plus information on trail access and parking locations, trailside supplies and accommodations, campsites, and water sources
  • Updated full-color photos and section maps
  • Trail history, trail conditions, rules and regulations, and equipment/food checklists
  • Thru-hiking information

Officially endorsed and promoted by the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club

Texas native Karen Borski Somers has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and many other nationally recognized long-distance trails.

Additional information

Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Karen Borski Somers



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Illustration Notes

Color maps and photos throughout

Publication Date



Wilderness Press


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