Bear Creek Pioneers Park: Equestrian and Nature Trail

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Bear Creek Pioneers Park

Bear Creek Pioneers Park: Equestrian and Nature Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

walking

bird watching

running

forest

wildlife

muddy

Bear Creek Pioneer Park was established in 1940 by the US Army Corps of Engineers to prevent flooding. This park features trails and a variety of wildlife and flora. This trail is accessible for hikers and horseback riders. It is family friendly and is recommended during the drier months. Note that during the rainy season, this trail is prone to flooding.

1 month ago

We walked the entire trail even though parts were under water and mud. We left with mud up to our calves and half way through the trail was overgrown and the only way we knew which direction to go is due to this trail map. The sections that are mowed and kept up is very nice and makes for a great walk.

hiking
muddy
off trail
3 months ago

Probably a great hike in the summer or drier months but right now it's impassable at points. Hold off until it dries out.

hiking
5 months ago

This page is about the dirt equestrian and nature trail in Bear Creek Park's southwest corner, not the paved trails in the developed part of the park. The trail has reopened, but it is in poor shape. No signs, maps, or trail markings. Lots of wet areas with deep cement-like mud even though every other trail I hiked in Houston last week was bone dry. Forest too dense for good bird or wildlife viewing. Nearby roads make for lack of solitude. I would do almost any hike in this area before I did this one again.

Great easy, paved trails large park with few people. Nice for my leisure ride.

hiking
5 months ago

A sanctuary hidden from the city. I run with my dog here and she loves being off leash since there aren’t many people or other dogs around.

The trail changed a lot. Lots of trash. Path is different (probably due to flooding). Lots of dead trees. Its worth a look.

mountain biking
bugs
11 months ago

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11 months ago

If it has been raining do not go here. Prone to flooding. Good shade as you are in a forest most of the time. Not the greatest trail markers, but was fairly easy to follow.

walking
Mon Dec 17 2018

Trail is closed.

hiking
Wed Feb 07 2018

Wet and nasty. Horrible. Slushing through ankle deep mud on the trail. If you go make sure it hasn't rained in at at least a month. Or walk three miles in mud boots. We had a horrible time and went home muddy.

walking
Sat Jul 12 2014

This is not a trail. It is a flat, black top road. It's ok if you want to bike or just want to get in a quick run, but there isn't much to see. I did take a side trail but it was so grown up and the Mosquitos nearly carried me off. It is green and lush, but that's about it. Bring lots up bug spray! Not a trail to hike.

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