The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park

Houston, Texas

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4 Reviews
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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. Not the hardest, not the longest, but some of the most relaxing. In one afternoon, I completely fell in love with this place. All you are going to do is wander Buffalo Bayou from around Eldridge Parkway east to just beyond Wilcrest Drive and back. It is all single-track carved out of the banks of the bayou. There can be considerable sand, and there are always lots of tree roots, but you won’t find any long climbs. What you will find is some easy, wide riding on white sand, and then some more energetic stuff with lots of up and down, tight in the trees on redder sand. The eastern end of this trail is definitely the most fun for most riders. You can practice some gnarly maneuvers, catch some air, and even break a sweat on the longer hills. On the western sections you can just do an ooze-along, riding along peacefully and enjoying the ambience.

The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park Professional Review and 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 this place. Terry Hershey Park has some of the nicest trails in Texas. Not the hardest, not the longest, but some of the most relaxing. In one afternoon, I completely fell in love with this place. All you are going to do is wander Buffalo Bayou from around Eldridge Parkway east to just beyond Wilcrest Drive and back. It is all single-track carved out of the banks of the bayou.

There can be considerable sand, and there are always lots of tree roots, but you won’t find any long climbs. What you will find is some easy, wide riding on white sand, and then some more energetic stuff with lots of up and down, tight in the trees on redder sand. The eastern end of this trail is definitely the most fun for most riders. You can practice some gnarly maneuvers, catch some air, and even break a sweat on the longer hills. On the western sections you can just do an ooze-along, riding along peacefully and enjoying the ambience."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Houston
Distance: 16
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Year-round, except after rain
Local Contacts: Houston Parks and Recreation Department
Driving Directions: Directions to The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/7/2008
0

4/17/2007
0

We had to stay on the walking path the whole time due to wash out of the MB path down by the bayoo. Recent rains had not been THAT bad, so one wonders if this is not very common. However, the walking path welcomes bikes and is a glorious "street" ride in itself. We were there on a weekday, so I'd expect more pedestrian congestion on the weekend and more hassel.


8/21/2006
1

Just started riding a mountian bike and was looking for a little off-road excitement. Found exactly what I was in search of. The only down side were all the roots. All in all I enjoyed the 14 miles , though theres plenty more!


6/16/2006
2

The description provided in the trail guide might need to be updated. In the guide the trail ends just beyond Wilcrest Dr. The trail now ends at Beltway 8 and is more than 10 miles long. Great trail for everyone. There is also a one mile loop at Dairy Ashford and at Eldridge Pkwy. You can get an up to date layout from the Harris County web site at http://www.pct3.hctx.net/PTerry/Layout.pdf



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May 2018