The Anthills Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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The Anthills Trail is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Houston, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

11.2 miles 154 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

road biking
18 minutes ago

28 days ago

Nice open areas to picnic and relax. Very dog friendly.

1 month ago

Directions incorrect; actually park at s briar forest and dairy ash ford

mountain biking
1 month ago

Awesome, highly recommend. Medium paced, moderate terrain and really fun

mountain biking
2 months ago

It was fun and challenging going uphill

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

It was good but watch out for bikers!

8 months ago

It stinks...literally. There is a water treatment facility near the beltway 8 area. The area near Wilcrest is nice though. Better to drive 2 hours to Austin.

mountain biking
10 months ago

I ride it all the time it's the best!

mountain biking
1 year ago

Great trail but not much for mountain bikers. There's a dirt path that runs parallel to the main one which was fun, but I found the trail pretty packed with people and quite easy.

1 year ago

Directions are to a fucked up apartment in China fucking town.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail. East side is much more hilly and shaded than the west. Lots of bikers as this is a paved trail.

1 year ago

Flooded, good trail once dry though

trail running
1 year ago

I run this paved path on a regular basis from the Dairy Ashford entrance. When the flood waters get high, it does get muddy, especially the further east you go. If you go west from Dairy Ashford, the elevation stays high enough that you don't have to worry about the water or mud as much. The path doesn't get too packed, though sometimes between bikers, runners, and walkers, this place reminds you that you're in the middle of the city. However, once you get away from the main roads, and especially down by the water (Buffalo Bayou), the road noise dies away enough that you can imagine that you're not in the city anymore. Great walk, but does *not* feel like a "trail".

1 year ago

Flooded, maybe another week or two trails will be clear

mountain biking
1 year ago

Fun trail, just really rooty. Overall great trail

trail running
1 year ago

Wonderful because there are so many places to stop for water along the way!!
I recommend parking off of Eldridge so that you can tailor the route length to your liking.

hiking
1 year ago

Good enough to go once, but urban. Most is an asphalt trail. You can hike down by the polluted stream. There is a patch of dirt trails with a few "anthills." Most hills I've seen in Houston, though! This is a good place to run.

mountain biking
1 year ago

as far as mountain biking in the houston area goes, this is the top of the list of places i enjoy going to close to home. Super fun jumps too.