Houston Arboretum Outer Loop

Houston, Texas 77097

Houston Arboretum Outer Loop

Houston Arboretum: Outer Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 platform.

Depending on the season, it is possible to see an alligator near the bayou. This area has perfect habitat for birds, mammals, and snakes. The nature center at the trailhead is well worth visiting for its displays and hands-on exhibits."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Houston (Falcon Guides)
Keith Stelter
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"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 platform. Depending on the season, you might see an alligator near the bayou. This area has perfect habitat for birds, mammals, and snakes. The nature center at the trailhead is well worth visiting for its displays and handson exhibits." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Houston (Menasha Ridge Press)
Laurie Roddy
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"The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center’s (HANC) 155 acres are part of the much larger 1,466-acre tract of land called Memorial Park. One of the largest urban parks in Texas, and formerly known as Camp Logan, the U.S. Army trained soldiers here during World War I. In 1924, the City of Houston set the land aside as a park in memory of those soldiers. The city acquired an additional 1,000 acres for the park from William C. Hobby and his brother Mike." Read more

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Trail Information

Houston
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Best Times
USGS Houston Heights
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Dec 2018