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Sam Houston National Forest

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alt Names Kelly's Pond Campground, 208 OHV Trailhead, 233 Trailhead, 234 Trailhead, Northwest Trailhead, Lake Conroe
Last Known Status Open

This large trail system has about 85 miles of marked woods trails that is open to ATVs and dirtbikes that span across the western side and eastern side of northern Lake Conroe. There are multiple parking areas however camping with direct trail access can be found at Kelly's Pond Campground.

Trails wind through a mixed hardwood forest and there are many bridge crossings. Cost is $5/person/day and self pay kiosks can be found at each of the staging areas. Trails are open year-round but may close temporarily during inclement weather. Nearby Cagle Recreation Area offers full RV hookups and a boat ramp.

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Nearest City New Waverly, TX
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From: Huntsville, TX
1) Take I-45 north to exit 102
2) Turn left (west) on FM-1375, continue 3.6 miles
3) Turn right (north) on NF-233, continue 2.8 miles

For the West Side Staging Area:
4) Continue west on FM-1375 for about 6 miles
5) Turn right (north) on FS-208, continue about 1 mile
6) Staging area is on the left (west)

For the Northwest Staging Area:
7) Continue north past the Westside Staging Area about 5 miles
8) Staging area is on the left (west)

For Kelly's Pond Campground:
9) From FM-1375 turn south on NF-204, continue .75 miles
10) Turn right (south-west) on Kelly's Pond Road, continue 1.5 miles to campground.
Area Trail
Land National Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Square Miles 255
Miles Of Trail 85
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 200 to 350 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Berms The trail has some berms.Some
Single Track This national forest has many single track trails.Many
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
Permit Required Yes TX OHV Decal
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Some Areas (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Some Areas (maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited no trailblazing
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry Yes ($5.00 per person)
self pay kiosks at trailheads
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Comment Annual Pass - $25
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (NE) Huntsville Memorial Hospital (936) 291-3411
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (NE) Exxon (936) 291-938
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (NE) Exxon (936) 291-938
Potable Water Water 1-5 Miles (S) Cagle Recreation Area Campground (936) 344-6205
RV Hookups RV Hookup 1-5 Miles (S) Cagle Recreation Area Campground (936) 344-6205
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (S) Cagle Recreation Area Campground (936) 344-6205
Primitive Camping Campground On Site Kelly's Pond Campground (936) 344-6205
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (NE) Exxon (936) 291-938
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (SW) Scott's Ridge Swim Site (936) 344-6205
Body of Water Water Body On Site Lake Conroe
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (S) Cagle Recreation Area Boat Ramp (936) 344-6205
Contact Info Sam Houston National Forest
394 FM 1375 West
New Waverly, TX 77358
(936) 344-6205
(888) 361-6908
Comment select option 2 for trail conditions
Contact Info Texas OHV Decal Info
(512) 389-8917


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