Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens West Trails

Westfield, Texas

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Mercer, which is a nationally recognized arboretum and botanic garden, was preserved as a Harris County Precinct Park in 1974. Thelma and Charles Mercer presented the 250 acres along Cypress Creek to the county to create the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. This hike is located on the west side of Aldine Westfield Road and includes many different trails and loops—all well marked. Look for deer and other wildlife, and be aware of poisonous snakes.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Houston

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Houston

by Laurie Roddy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Mercer, which is a nationally recognized arboretum and botanic garden, was preserved as a Harris County Precinct Park in 1974. Thelma and Charles Mercer presented the 250 acres along Cypress Creek to the county to create the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants.

This hike is located on the west side of Aldine Westfield Road and includes many different trails and loops—all well marked. Look for deer and other wildlife, and be aware of poisonous snakes.

©  Laurie Roddy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Westfield
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS: Spring
Driving Directions: Directions to Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens: West Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

3/6/2010
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Well maintained trails. Family oriented park. Dogs welcome on west trails. Umbrella stoller accesible.


4/30/2009
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Mercer is a beautiful place, lots of trails and the garden section is absolutely amazing. The hiking trails across the street are fun outdoorsy trails but offer no climbing or mountain territory. great for jogging



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May 2018