Tag Archives | Hiking Houston

Join Hike It Baby to Get Your Family Active at a Really Early Age

This group is just too active and awesome not to re-post this for the new year. Isn’t social media great? I was sent this message from the branch leader of a new group in Houston called Hike it Baby about local hikes that are held throughout the year on various trails. This is her post […]

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Hike the 129-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

While we may not have the Appalachian Trail here, we do have the 129-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail that is recognized as a National Recreation Trail. Just north of Houston, you can hike segments of the trail or hike the entire trail camping along the way. Located in the Sam Houston National Forest, the trail […]

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Hike Brays Bayou

The Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail was developed in the early 1970s when the bayou channel was paved. Luckily we have stopped paving the bayous since then. Although this hike is just over 9.7 miles, you can continue to on making the out-and back route more than 20 miles long. This is a moderate […]

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Hike Brazos Bend State Park

Selected as one of the best state parks in the U.S., Brazos Bend State Park is just a hop, skip and a jump down I-59 South. The hiking there is excellent with trails such as the 40-Acre Lake Loop Trail, Elm Lake Loop Trail, Hale Lake Loop Trail, Red Buckeye Trail, Whiteoak Trail, Bluestem Trail, […]

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Hike Buffalo Bayou Park

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 […]

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Hike the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

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Nature Revealed: Phenology

Hike the Big Thicket

Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve this winter during the cool, clear sky months. There are a number of different sections to hike so head to the Information Center for a trail map. The Big Thicket is one of the most diverse areas in the U.S. for plant diversity and is the only preserve in […]

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Hike Huntsville State Park

When I was writing¬†60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston Huntsville State Park was one of my favorite hiking sites. It has a bit of elevation change and is quite beautiful in the fall and spring. There are 21 miles of hiking trails that wind throughout the park but three I will mention here are the […]

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Hike Jesse Jones Park

There are over six miles of paved, all-weather, wheelchair-accessible trails within Jones Park. The Jones-Bender Trail, which is 1.5 miles long and 10 feet wide, is the newest section of paved trails that points to the future expansion of the Spring Creek Greenway Project trail system: an interconnecting system of trails from Highway 59 at […]

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Hike Faulkey Gully Trail

For a short hike and bike trail in north Houston, head to the Faulkey Gully Hike & Bike Trail.¬†This 1.9-mile trail extends from Lakewood Forest Drive to Guernsey Road and accommodates hikers, bicyclists, strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters. It is a concrete trail but worth the almost 4 mile out and back hike. Most of the […]

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