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Armand Bayou Nature Center Trail

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Armand Bayou Park

Armand Bayou Nature Center Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pasadena, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length1.9 miElevation gain3 ftRoute typeOut & Back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRiverViewsWildlifeNo dogs
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NOTE: The trail is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

There are a couple of parking areas along Bay Area Blvd. You can also park at the trailhead in Holly Bay Court Park.

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Victor Vidal
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Hiking

Fall time of year so not a lot of leaf cover at walking level allowing a nice view of the deep woods. Baby alligator hanging out in the marsh area was cool. We did the long Lady Bird loop. We’ll be back to hit the other loops.

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Jacob Croix
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HikingFee

$6 for adults, $4 kids. Only open Wednesday-Sunday. Very clean, great for kids.

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Kimmie Wolf
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HikingGreat!
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Andrew Prolic
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Hiking

Nicely shaded, pretty trail. Well maintained, good for all ages.

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Ward Warren
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Hiking
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Ryan Saunders
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Hiking
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Warren Benson
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Paddle sportsGreat!
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Brittany Vielmas Curtin
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Hiking

Great trail and easy for all ages! We had a great time!

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Gabija Papirtytė
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Hiking

My favorite trail in the area! Mostly shaded, therefore it's great even in the summertime. I take my baby with a stroller and use the main paths, yet there are plenty of smaller trails that offer more advanced hiking. The only cons are the small parking lot that's easy to pass by and beware of snakes.

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TV NFLD’er
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HikingBugs

Lots of bugs! Take bug repellent. Nice trail though.

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Laura RM
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Hiking

Enjoyed this trail regularly when we lived in the area. Can get muddy and have mosquitoes after rain.

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Karina PT
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Beautifully shaded paths. Muddy after rain. Don’t forget mosquito repellent. Enjoy the nature sounds and serene atmosphere. Nicely kept with lush nature and unexpected views.

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Cuqui Figueroa
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Walking

Lovely nature all around; the wet lands, trails, prairie, plently of well situated seating areas and decks to watch the bissons, the lake and prairies. Love the old sugar mill and the sugar cane garden. My favorite was watching the prairies smothly dancing along with the calming breeze, the overall experience was worth it!

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ana gonzalez
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HikingBugs

Bring mosquito repellent, lots of mosquitoes!! nice trail otherwise.

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Mike Cienkowski
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Hiking

Great family nature hike.

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Darren McPherson
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Nice trail. They should open it up to running.

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Tommy Meador
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Walking

This is a great very enjoyable walk/hike/backpack, whatever you are interested in. I have been several different time now with my son and with my wife as well. It is so well maintained and everyone is super friendly and helpful. There is an observation center where you can go inside and someone is usually there to show and let you touch a small baby alligator. There are snakes behind glass observation windows also. Along the trail there is also an old “Homestead House” setup, an old “Blacksmith shop”, old glass front gas pump, an old windmill, and many other old time set ups to look at. There are some Buffalo that you can see and a look out deck where you can watch them. I can’t say enough about this place. It’s so worth the trip. We go at least twice a year.

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Shane Hill
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$4 admission was worth it. You have to go into the visitor center and pay admission in order to access the trail (no skirting around it, haha). There are actually three loops available to run/explore. Garmin GPS tracked them all at 4 miles, but it was weird cuz it nailed the distance correctly when I walked but shortened the distances when I ran. Anywho, it was a great and enjoyable outing.

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Dara Flores
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Walking

I had a great time walking all the trails at Armand Bayou Nature Trails. My dad took man pictures of me and my mom.

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Katherine Rosen
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Hiking

Well maintained trails that are family friendly. You will see a lot of wildlife...we saw snakes, spiders, and turtles. It's fun to see the bayou with all of the water vegetation too. The trail itself wasn't difficult and was very shady. Overall a great experience.

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Michele Rob Thomas
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Great trail for a family outing. kids enjoyed all the little extras. Admission is inexpensive.

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Gwynne Morrison
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This trail is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Shannon Boo
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Should probably mention there is a cost to get in.

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Jeremy Anderson
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great for kids

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Jayde Lei
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It's great for Houston! A $4 charge for the use of the trails but it's great and interactive. Will be coming back to finish the last of the trails. Great for kids!

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Pamela Ayala
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Was great. Loves the trails and came across a couple ladies picking berries that was very informative We will defiantly be going back

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Christina Bowker
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I grew up going here and Bay Area...I go hiking here fairly often just to get outside. They've done a lot to improve the trails...it's peaceful and a nice break from the day to day. You might see deer, snakes (venomous and non venomous), alligator, turtles, small mammals such a raccoon and opossum, a variety of raptors, insects, etc. If you are solely talking about the trails within the nature center...be advised that biking, running, picnics and pets are prohibited. Nearby Bay Area Park is the place to go if those things are what you're wanting to do.

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Jacob Wolfe
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How do you even get in. Every time I try to run there I can't get past the locked gate?

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J Kerch
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Walking

Not a bad nature trail when looking for something close to home in the Clear Lake area. It beats sitting inside all day when you're looking for a quick escape to nature.

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