Buffalo Bayou Park is probably my favorite urban hike in Houston, if not any city. The urban hike offers some of the best views of downtown Houston and it is only gets better as Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the City of Houston make improvements and upgrades to an already great hiking trail. The park was originally created in 1929 to link downtown Houston with the suburban development of River Oaks. Yes, River Oaks was in the suburbs! the 124-acre park includes Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Police Officers Memorial, Glenwood Cemetery, Beth Yeshurun Cemetery, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park, the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, a dog park, the Tolerance Sculptures (also my favorite) and more. This over 5-mile trail winds up and down the bayou banks making it a bit of a hilly hike (for Houston at least). On weekends the park is used heavily, which makes it even more fun to hike and people watch at the same time.