Memorial Park Red Trail

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Memorial Park Red Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Houston, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles 30 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Color coded trails for increasing difficulties. (purple=easy, red, blue, orange/yellow=intermediate to advanced). They are interconnected, with trail heads at the rugby pitch and baseball fields. Also has a separate green trail, referred to as the "triangle" trail for advanced riding.

walking
3 months ago

Perhaps as good as it gets in houston but you can still hear road noise in a lot of the park. Lots of mountain bikes so keep an eye when on foot. Not sure why this is rated moderate- definitely easy.

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike through wooded area so you feel like you're out of the city. It gets a little harder a little further back on the trails. I love this park!

trail running
9 months ago

I loved it! They have cleared the area for more trails and the made the existing trails wider.

hiking
10 months ago

For quick easy routine walk

10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

It was good, very easy, some parts You have to share the road with cars, so I don't like that.

walking
1 year ago

Walked part of the trails. Like the workout station with outdoor equipment to get in a total body workout. Lots of people on the trails. We walked only a few miles and back. Plan to visit this trail on my next visit to Houston.

trail running
1 year ago

I love these trails. However, my running partner almost stepped on a coral snake during our last run so please be careful!

hiking
1 year ago

great to go hiking with the kids!

1 year ago

Trail was fun but the current storms have left it difficult to ride. Hope they fix it soon. But it was a joke rather than an adventure

mountain biking
1 year ago

Definitely some of the best trails in Houston. Love to go with my brother and we always have a great time.

trail running
1 year ago

There's a variation of trails that range from easy to hard. I have tried all colors and they're all very pleasant to experience. There's a lot of people in bikes, so you have to be able to communicate with them whenever you hear one close by, because the trails can be very narrow, so you'll have to move out of the way for them to pass. Also, make sure you don't go on a day after a storm/rain because you'll have to make some detours on some trails. Other than that I really recomend the orange trail, which is ranked the most difficult; but personally I like the sight seeing, dips, and bridges along the way.

cross country skiing
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

My husband and I took the most "difficult" trail available in February, though in most state/national parks, these would be moderate/intermediate. We were pleased to see a lot of local flora and fauna. Unlike some of the other great walks in Houston, this one is actually unpaved, which I loved. On the negative side, you can always hear roadnoise, and part of the trail involved us walking under loud power lines and next to a railway. I'd go back again just to explore more of the little offshoots from the bigger trails. Bikers do not seem to care about the signs that say "no bikes" on trails that are clearly for people on foot.

trail running
2 years ago

I've been running these trails for about 7 years now and have seen my fair share of local wild life, this morning I was running with my dog bubba like I do every morning and we saw a CORAL snake. Wasn't very big and luckily grabbed bubba before he got to close. Few weeks ago I also saw a cottonmouth, even though yes these bike trails for awesome please watch where your walking and your surroundings :) . I have notified park rangers to post some warnings :)

Love memorial park and this will not keep me away!

mountain biking
2 years ago

Best houston has to offer for mtn biking

2 years ago

I recommend these bike trails!

mountain biking
3 years ago

Some of the better riding in Houston. Most of the trails are not for beginners. This is even more true after the tree loss because of the drought. Be prepared for exposed roots, lots of them, and a few drops.