America's Scenic Byways

Texas Forest Trail

835 miles - Plan for a few hours to enjoy sections or a week to enjoy the region.

Discover historic sites, national and state forests, railroads, sawmill towns and oil boomtowns, throughout the landscape of the Texas Forest Trail Region. Experience a rich diversity of culture including Native American, European and African American heritage. Explore the uniqueness of East Texas heritage through natural beauty, festivals and events and historic revitalization of nearly 20 Texas Main Street cities found throughout this region.

Whether you are a native Texan or a first-time visitor, it is time to re-discover the Texas Forest Trail Region! From birding to tournament fishing to biking, hiking and camping, you can experience nature in a new way in East Texas.