Best trails in Terry Hershey Park, Texas

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#1 - The Anthills Trail via Blue Jay Trail
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
The Anthills is a single track mountain biking route on the south bank of the Buffalo Bayou. It is also used by hikers and walkers. You start on the Blue Jay Trail which eventually connects to the Anthills Trail. The Quail Trail on the northern side of the bank is paved and often used for road biking. You can also find the Quail Trail on AllTrails, starting at Terry Hershey Park. You can also see turtles in the river. It is a fun place to take the family.Show more
#2 - The Quail Trail from Sam Houston Tollway
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
The Quail Trail is a paved path on the northern bank of the Buffalo Bayou. It is often used by runners and road bikers. This is one of several entrances to this trail. There is also a single track mountain biking route on the south bank of the river called the Anthills Trail. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse the trail.Show more
#3 - Cardinal and Blue Jay Trails Loop
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
This wide paved trail is enjoyed by both cyclists and walkers/runners and there is also a good variety of dirt side paths that lead down to the water and have some jumps for bikes. Accessibility: There are multiple designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces in the parking lot off Memorial Drive, several of which that have striped access aisles. The main trail surface is paved asphalt or concrete and typically at least five feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 3% or less) so the route will likely be traversable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers.Show more
#4 - Quail Trail via Blue Jay Trail
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
This trail starts on the Blue Jay Trail, on the northern bank of the Buffalo Bayou. The trail is paved, often used by runners and road bikers. The south bank of the Bayou is the Anthills Trail. The Anthills Trail is a single track mountain biking route. Accessibility: The Blue Jay trail surface is smoothly paved asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle but there are several moderately steep sections up to an 8% grade where assistance may be needed.Show more
#5 - Quail Trail via Mockingbird Trail
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 5 h 32 m
This trail starts on the Mockingbird Trail going east. It eventually joins the Quail Trail traversing along the northern bank of the Buffalo Bayou. Accessibility: This asphalt, concrete, and wood trail is estimated to typically be at least 8 feet wide. Wooden bridge sections may be more narrow but have hand rails and edge barriers. The slope is very steep in a few sections and estimated to range from 0-20% grade. The estimated 8-20% grade, steep to very steep, sections are located at the 1.9, 3.6, 4.2, 5.1, 5.5, 6.1, and 6.8 mile marks when heading east from the trailhead. Trail goers may wish to turn around before these sections or ask for assistance from companions to safely navigate the slope. There are two ADA-compliant car parking spots at the trailhead. Show more
#6 - Blue Jay, Anthills, and Quail Trail Loop
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
This trail starts on the Blue Jay Trail, heading south along the Buffalo Bayou. The route eventually links up with the Anthills Trail, on the south bank of the Buffalo Bayou. This is a single track mountain biking route. Eventually, this route crosses over Buffalo Bayou on a bridge, and then links up with the Quail Trail. This is a paved path often used by runners and road bikers. Then the route returns to the parking lot. If you'd like to extend this loop, there are multiple opportunities to cross north over Buffalo Bayou on a bridge.Show more
#7 - Robin Trail Loop
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
A loop from the bayou to the canal. A road crossing is necessary at Briar Forest Drive. Cross safely and enjoy! Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 8 feet wide. The slope is very steep in some spots and estimated to range from 0-16% grade. The steepest portions, estimated from 8 to 16% grade, are located in the first and last 0.25 miles of this trail. Users with manual mobility equipment like wheelchairs and strollers may need extra assistance for these sections or wish to avoid this trail altogether. There is ADA-compliant car parking with access aisles at the trailhead.Show more
#8 - The Anthills Trail from Sam Houston Tollway
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m