Best Hikes Near Houston  by Keith Stelter

Best Hikes Near Houston Guide Book

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Houston  by Keith Stelter
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Houston author Kieth Stelter details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Houston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Houston" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 34.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 34.

Follow the trails and the center’s 600-foot-long interpretive boardwalk through three ecosystems. At Armand Bayou Overlook, watch out over the water for shorebirds, including egrets, cormorants, and o ...
Sheldon, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
Hike over an area that had been farmed by German immigrants and their descendants for one hundred years. At Bear Creek Pioneers Park, deer are common and frogs and empty snail shells are numerous. V ...
Addicks, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.6
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This trail is downtown and located in the 23-acre Sabine to Bagby Waterfront Park. It is one of the few trails that are best to hike at night, due to its signature lighting system. The lights change c ...
Houston, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
Explore 2 miles on the north side of Buffalo Bayou, just west of downtown Houston. Good views of the downtown skyline are available. There is much greenspace, and the edges of the bayou have a wide va ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
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This hike has a split personality. The Houston skyline is to the north, Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive serve as north and south borders, and in between is the park with a large greenbelt area and Bu ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
Experience the solitude of trails winding through woods, with the opportunity to see many species of birds and other wildlife. Deer, armadillos, and snakes all reside here. Watch for red-bellied woodp ...
Tomball, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This trail is for creek lovers, and is one of the new Cypress Creek Greenway trails. It is an out-and-back trail, mostly along the creek, that presents two different views: one in the manicured playfi ...
Bammel, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
It’s always exciting to hike a new trail. But it’s downright thrilling to hike on the first completed leg (dedicated in December 2008) of an eventual 32-mile trail along Cypress Creek. When finished, ...
Bammel, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
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These short trails are a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers. Over 150 species of birds have been seen. Within the park’s 17.5 acres, you will cross Rummel Creek and see two oxbows created by ...
Houston, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
This hike is representative of many of the new, linear, in-city trails in Houston. They are built along gullies, bayous, and floodplain property. One edge of the trail generally abuts a residential ar ...
Kohrville, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
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This hike offers a creek, dense woods, birds, and wildlife, including deer. The preserve is conveniently located on the south side of The Woodlands, north of Houston. Although surrounded by bustling s ...
Tamina, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
This 750-acre park on the northeast edge of the city is an oasis for hikers. Even though the park is surrounded by residential communities, its trails pass through bottomland hardwood forest containin ...
Jacinto City, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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This is a great hike for the entire family. The enlarged McGovern Lake includes three new islands supplying wetland habitat. There are many amenities for young hikers, including a miniature train ride ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
This hike is great for nature lovers and families. The several well-marked interconnecting loops pass by a small pond full of life, over boardwalks, and through a swamp, heavy woods, and a meadow area ...
Houston, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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This well-marked loop trail skirts the perimeter of the arboretum and gives a taste of the variety of flora and fauna there. A short out-and-back path leads to Buffalo Bayou and a bird-watching platfo ...
Houston, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
This hike is for lovers of ponds, swamps, woods, creeks, and wildlife. It combines several trails, while exploring some of the best features of the park. Pass by a small pond where several species of ...
Humble, TX - Birding,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.9
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It’s always great to find a new trail, but this one is unique. Opened in June 2009, it is one of the trailheads for the Spring Creek Greenway project that, via a series of trails along Cypress Creek, ...
Humble, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
This hike is great for nature lovers and families with young children. Follow a boardwalk and then cross over a cypress swamp featuring an observation deck. Continue over another small pond and thro ...
Humble, TX - Birding,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Mason Park offers hikers short, tree-filled trails on the east side of Houston. Brays Bayou flows into and then out of the park’s 104 acres. The development of 3.5 acres of retention ponds have help ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.1
This hike alternates between trails in the deep woods and dirt park roads. Go by areas set aside for colonies of red-cockaded woodpeckers, an endangered species. Cross a unique land bridge that divide ...
Tamina, TX - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.3
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