Houston, TX Trails and Parks

Houston has 50 trails in the vicinity, including 45 hiking trails and 18 for trail running. These trails range from 0.2 to 128 miles in length. The most popular trails are The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park, Memorial Park Trails and Lone Star Hiking Trail. Trails.com member Bryce L. recently completed Brazos Bend State Park, Elm and 40-Acre Lake Trails.
  • Memorial Park Trails

    7 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. The older maze of ridiculousness and general foolish riding has become ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. ...

  • The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park

    4 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    I had been dragging around Houston for a couple of days, riding a bunch of stuff that I had seen before, and I fell into this place. Terry Hershey Park has some of the nicest trails in Texas. ...
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    I had been dragging around Houston for a couple of days, riding a bunch of stuff that I had seen before, and I fell into ...

  • Memorial Park

    3 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    This is an easy day in the heart of Houston. A five-mile network of trails criss-cross the 155-acre center. The trails wind through a lush second-growth forest of tall loblolly pines and mixed ...
    •  Up to you.
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easy day in the heart of Houston. A five-mile network of trails criss-cross the 155-acre center. The trails wind ...

  • Lake Houston State Park, North River Trail

    2 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    The park, located at the confluence of Caney Creek and the East Fork of the San Jacinto River, was once popular with bear hunters. Today, there are campsites, a sponsored-youth-group area, ...
    •  3 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The park, located at the confluence of Caney Creek and the East Fork of the San Jacinto River, was once popular with bear ...

  • Brazos Rivers

    2 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    About 45 miles SW of Houston. An easy day hike along part of the Brazos River. Special Attractions: Lush forest, red buckeyes in the spring. The trail starts by passing through a short strip ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    About 45 miles SW of Houston. An easy day hike along part of the Brazos River. Special Attractions: Lush forest, red buckeyes ...

  • Memorial Park, Purple Trail

    1 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Memorial Park is a green oasis in the middle of Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city, and while much of it is heavily used and often crowded, time it right and you may have these trails ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Memorial Park is a green oasis in the middle of Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city, and while much of it is heavily ...

  • Houston Arboretum: Inner Loop

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is great for nature lovers and families. The several well-marked interconnecting loops pass by a small pond full ...

  • Houston Arboretum: Outer Loop

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This well-marked loop trail skirts the perimeter of the arboretum and gives a taste of the variety of flora and fauna there. ...

  • Memorial Park: Purple, Orange, Yellow, Red, and Blue Trails

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Combine portions of the Purple, Orange, Yellow, Red, and Blue Trails into a loop that covers the most interesting areas of Memorial Park—the largest urban park in Texas, nearly double the size ...
    •  1.75 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Combine portions of the Purple, Orange, Yellow, Red, and Blue Trails into a loop that covers the most interesting areas of ...

  • Houston East Birding Sites

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    The 225-acre Jesse H. Jones Park offers 5 miles of paved, all-weather trails, natural white sand beaches along Spring Creek, picnic sites, and a nature center featuring live animals, displays, ...
    •  Guide

    The 225-acre Jesse H. Jones Park offers 5 miles of paved, all-weather trails, natural white sand beaches along Spring Creek, ...

  • Houston West Birding Sites

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Although the two parks and Addicks Reservoir are reasonably safe from development, birding habitats in the remainder of this area are fast disappearing due to expanding human populations. All ...
    •  Guide

    Although the two parks and Addicks Reservoir are reasonably safe from development, birding habitats in the remainder of this ...

  • 40-Acre Lake

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Brazos Bend State Park encompasses an amazing diversity of unique habitats. It provides an opportunity to hike through lake, marshland, and forest environments via ecotones, regions where habitats ...
    •  2 hours
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Brazos Bend State Park encompasses an amazing diversity of unique habitats. It provides an opportunity to hike through lake, ...

  • Lone Star Hiking Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    The trail, under the care of the U.S. Forest Service, is actually maintained by volunteers from the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club, Inc., who do an enthusiastic job. Trail mileage is marked by 4x4 ...
    •  2 weeks
    •  128 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail, under the care of the U.S. Forest Service, is actually maintained by volunteers from the Lone Star Hiking Trail ...

  • Crystal Beach Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    There are 27 miles of beach on the Bolivar Peninsula and four communities, beginning with Port Bolivar closest to the ferry, then Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, and High Island. All are unincorporated, ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    There are 27 miles of beach on the Bolivar Peninsula and four communities, beginning with Port Bolivar closest to the ferry, ...

  • Brazos Bend State Park, Elm and 40-Acre Lake Trails

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    This hike combines loops around two of the park’s lakes for a scenic route that practically guarantees alligator sightings. This rock and caliche trail leads into wooded bottomland of sprawling ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike combines loops around two of the park’s lakes for a scenic route that practically guarantees alligator sightings. ...

  • George Bush Park, Equestrian Center to Sports Park Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Sometimes you just need to stretch all six of your legs, and this trail in 7800-acre George Bush Park is the place to do it. It is wide, straight, and flat with no roots, uneven patches, twists, ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Sometimes you just need to stretch all six of your legs, and this trail in 7800-acre George Bush Park is the place to do ...

  • Hale Lake

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    About 45 miles SW of Houston. An easy day hike to a lake formed by a cut-off meander. Special Attractions: Lush forest. Oxbow lake.
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    About 45 miles SW of Houston. An easy day hike to a lake formed by a cut-off meander. Special Attractions: Lush forest. ...

  • Lake Livingston

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    About 5 miles SW of Livingston. An easy day hike through the woods of Lake Livingston State Park. Special Attractions: Lake, lush woods. The Lake Livingston trail is a nice woodland hike, although ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    About 5 miles SW of Livingston. An easy day hike through the woods of Lake Livingston State Park. Special Attractions: Lake, ...

  • Memorial Park

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Smack-dab in the middle of the third biggest city in the nation is this beautiful park full of really fun singletrack. A jogging path and soccer and baseball fields make this park a prime athlete’s ...
    •  1 hour
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Smack-dab in the middle of the third biggest city in the nation is this beautiful park full of really fun singletrack. A ...

  • South Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    South Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 54 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 86 feet. Near ...
    •  2.1 miles

    South Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 54 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • Eagle Point Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Eagle Point Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 52 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 28 feet. Along ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Eagle Point Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 52 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • Otter Point Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Otter Point Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 45 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 6 feet.
    •  0.2 miles

    Otter Point Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 45 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • Pelican Overlook Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Pelican Overlook Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 46 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 10 ...
    •  0.8 miles

    Pelican Overlook Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 46 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Main Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    Main Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 54 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 6 feet. Near the trailhead ...
    •  0.3 miles

    Main Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 54 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...

  • North Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    North Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 56 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 33 feet.
    •  1.1 miles

    North Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Houston, Texas. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 56 feet altitude. Traveling the ...