Tag Archives | Houston Outdoors

Hike Kleb Woods Nature Preserve

Kleb Woods, located in far northwest Harris county, was part of a family farm owned by one of the original German descendants to the Cypress area in 1840. It became a nature preserve in 1994 and has grown ever since. There is a nature and history center, picnic areas, restrooms, a hiking trail and campsites. […]

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Hike Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the jewels of Houston is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on the south side of Memorial Park. If you’re feeling stressed or just out-of-sorts, head to the Arboretum for some peaceful outdoor rejuvenation. While there, head out on one of the many hiking loops in the park. Most of these are short […]

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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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Sign Up for Ambassador Training for Bayou Land Conservancy

It’s not too late to┬áreserve your spot in Bayou Land Conservancy’s Spring Creek Ambassador Program this fall! Mandatory Orientation starts October 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center.┬áSpring Creek Greenway Ambassador curriculum includes: Introduction to Bayou Land Conservancy and land trusts Wetlands education Watershed 101 Access points of […]

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Hike Galveston Island State Park

This weeks hike is to go to the bay side of Galveston Island State Park and hike the many trails and loops. There are suggested trails on the Galveston Island State Park map but I have listed all the loops and trails below. Freshwater Pond Loop .68 Freshwater Pond .25 Duck Lake .19 Prairie 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 the Parks of Precinct 4

Harris County Precinct 4 is home to the most parks in the county. I have taken this list from the Precinct 4 website so that you can see what is there and maybe head out for a hike, a paddle, a bike, or just a picnic. 100 Acre Wood Preserve Bane Park Bayer Park Burroughs […]

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Visit the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the hidden gems inside the 610 Loop is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center located on the western edge of Memorial Park. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart […]

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Camp in a City Park

Visit one of the best parks in the Houston Parks family, Lake Houston Wilderness Park at 25840 Fm 1485 in New Caney. The park encompasses 4,786.6 acres of wooded parkland, approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59 near the town of New Caney. Once a state park, the park was taken […]

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