Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Outer Loop Trail

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Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Outer Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Houston, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles 26 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


Houston Arboretum is a 1.3 mile trail located near Houston, Texas. The trail is primarily used for walking.

1 month ago

Very Dog friendly, and family oriented environment. Trails add up to about 5 miles.

2 months ago

Easy walk, beautiful scenery.

4 months ago

absolutely love it!!! You see wildlife and my kids love that about this place.

5 months ago


5 months ago

The park has very nice scenery and lots of shade. It also has great trails that get out of the busy city. The only down side is you can hear highway traffic in some areas of the pathway. But still so worth going. I will be going back.

3 years ago

The Houston Arboretum is a fantastic place to retreat from the city without leaving it. Plenty of people bring their dogs and kids and enjoy exploring the native plants the Arboretum cultivates, but it usually doesn't feel too congested. Within the inner loop trail is an agility/low ropes course targeted for youth and several board walks where you're almost guaranteed to find fish and turtles. I've also seen armadillos and opossums while walking.

Unfortunately during the drought of 2011, the Arboretum has suffered, but supporting this nonprofit and community resource is important in times like this especially, so don't let it stop you from visiting and taking a few minutes to check out the visitor center and all of the courses and activities they offer.