The Piney Creek Horse Trail is a system of trails that meanders through the East Texas pineywoods in the Davy Crockett National Forest. Trails are marked with different colored triangles. The trails are primitive and follows roads, trams pipelines and sometimes are is established by clearing brush through the forest.
There are two horse camp areas that include a vault toilet, graveled parking spurs and potable water (at one camp). There is a $10 per day per vehicle charge for use of the trail and/or camping.
Contact the park office several days prior to your ride to obtain a permit: District Office in Ratcliff, located on FM 227, off Highway 7, between Crockett and Lufkin. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. If you have a question or comment concerning the horse trails, please call Merlinda Schory at 936-655-2299.
Parking and Trail Access
One horse camp outside Kennard has potable water and gravel spurs and a vault toilet. The orange and yellow trails are accessed from this camp. The second camp is very primitive with only a vault toilet and a grassy parking area. The green and white trail can be accessed from this camp.
There is a $10 per day per vehicle charge at each camp for each day's use of the trails.