Best Easy Day Hikes Houston  by Keith Stelter

Best Easy Day Hikes: Houston Guide Book

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Houston  by Keith Stelter
Best Easy Day Hikes Houston includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes around Houston, Texas. Discover trails that wind along bayous, traverse forests, or show you a different side of downtown—including incredibly varied settings at the Houston Arboretum, Memorial Park, the Bear Creek Trail, and Herman Brown Park.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Houston" Guide Book
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Hike over an area that had been farmed by German immigrants and their descendants for one hundred years. Deer are common, as are frogs and empty snail shells. Late spring through early fall, venomous ...
Addicks, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.6
This 27-acre park with a short trail is a good hike for families with young children. The entire trail is paved and flat, circling a center area that contains a small playground, picnic tables, a shel ...
Addicks, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
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This loop follows Brays Bayou west, on the south side of the bayou, and then returns east, on the north side of the bayou. The green space between the trail and road contains a surprising number of tr ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
This downtown trail is located in the 23-acre Sabine-to- Bagby Waterfront Park. Due to its signature lighting system, this is a trail that is best to hike at night. The lights change colors from white ...
Houston, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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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 green space, and the bayou’s edges support a wide var ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
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
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These short trails are a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers. Over 150 species of birds have been seen. This is a great park for families. Within the park’s 17.5 acres, cross Rummel Creek and ...
Addicks, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
This trail is located in 7,800-acre George Bush Park, part of the 13,500-acre Barker Reservoir. It is the largest park in Harris County and the sixth-largest city park in the nation. This area was par ...
Addicks, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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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
This is a great hike for the entire family. Three new islands on the enlarged McGovern Lake supply wetland habitat. There are many amenities for young hikers, including a miniature train ride and the ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
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This hike is great for nature lovers and families. 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
This well-marked loop trail skirts the perimeter of the park and gives a taste of the variety of the arboretum’s flora and fauna. A short out-and-back path leads to Buffalo Bayou and a bird-watching p ...
Houston, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Mason Park offers hikers short, tree-filled trails on the east side of Houston. Brays Bayou flows into the park’s 104 acres and then out of the park. The park’s 3.5 acres of retention ponds have helpe ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.1
It’s always great to find a new trail. This trail around the flood-control detention ponds was opened in August 2008. The paved trail takes advantage of both the forest and the ponds. An area was cl ...
Aldine, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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This tree-sheltered hike is located near the University of Houston. Particularly interesting is a group of old cedar trees, slanting at a nearly 45-degree angle. Within the park’s 100 acres—donated by ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
Combine portions of the Purple, Yellow, Red, Blue, and Orange Trails into a loop that covers the most interesting areas of the park. Memorial Park is the largest urban park in Texas, nearly double the ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.4
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This hike is for nature enthusiasts and dog walkers, with dog drinking fountains located along the trail. Depending on the season, wildflowers and blooming shrubs line the sides of the bayou and many ...
Addicks, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
This hike is for those who enjoy a hike with a change of pace. The trail presents two faces. The first section traverses up and down gentle slopes with woods and follows Buffalo Bayou. The second se ...
Addicks, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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The West 11th Street Nature Trail is a great example of what a community nature trail should be. The trail loops through more than 1,800 trees, and more than one hundred species of birds call the park ...
Houston, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
This is a neighborhood hike for those who like the city environment and viewing historic Victorian architecture. This shorter section of the White Oak Hike and Bike Trail starts in Stude Park and exte ...
Houston, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
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