Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Blue Jay, Anthills, and Quail Trail Loop

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(35)
Terry Hershey Park

Blue Jay, Anthills, and Quail Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas that features a river 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.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 118 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Description
Waypoints (0)

As of August 2019, the bike route is closed on the south side of Buffalo Bayou. 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.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (35)
Photos (93)
Recordings (42)
Completed (57)
David Lee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jun 07 2020
HikingMuddy

awesome

View David's Recording
Jeffrey Drozek-Fitzwater
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Aug 04 2019
HikingClosed

This is a nice, easy trail that mostly hides the noise from the nearby busy streets. The trail hugs Buffalo Bayou for about half of it, but you can venture through the brush to walk alongside it if you wish. True to the name, we saw several blue jays, cardinals, and bunnies. The trail was paved the while way. However, the city has closed the south side of the trail, which looked a lot quieter and more interesting. We didn’t see any signage for this, just fencing. So this is now an out-and-back trail.

Chris Perry
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jun 14 2020
Mountain biking
View Chris's Recording
Sophie E
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Jun 09 2020
Hiking
View Sophie's Recording
C S.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 30 2020
Road biking
View C's Recording
Andres Castillo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue May 19 2020
Hiking
View Andres's Recording
Justin Parker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 09 2020
Hiking
View Justin's Recording
Candace Dolan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu May 07 2020
Hiking
View Candace's Recording
Eric Palmer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Apr 25 2020
Hiking
View Eric's Recording
Lay Elkhalil
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Apr 15 2020
Hiking
View Lay's Recording
Brandon Anderson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Mar 25 2020
Hiking
View Brandon's Recording
Marcus Simelton
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Mar 25 2020
Hiking
View Marcus's Recording
shane haverfield
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Mar 17 2020
Mountain biking
View shane's Recording
Peter Tran
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Mar 14 2020
Road biking
View Peter's Recording
Ryan Gailey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Feb 22 2020
Hiking
View Ryan's Recording
Danielle Turner
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Feb 01 2020
Road biking
View Danielle's Recording
Jason Grell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Dec 06 2019
Mountain biking
View Jason's Recording
Jason Allen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMon Oct 07 2019
Hiking
View Jason's Recording
Jonathan Seiford
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Oct 06 2019
Cross Country Skiing
View Jonathan's Recording
Jonathan Seiford
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFri Sep 06 2019
Hiking
View Jonathan's Recording
Jonathan Seiford
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Sep 02 2019
Hiking
View Jonathan's Recording
Peter Tran
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Jul 10 2019
Hiking
View Peter's Recording
Kendall H.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Jul 09 2019
Hiking
Diana Garay
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 08 2019
Hiking
View Diana's Recording
Bryan dos Santos
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 25 2019
Hiking
View Bryan's Recording
Brooke Snowden
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat May 25 2019
Hiking
View Brooke's Recording
Heather Muller
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSat Apr 27 2019
Mountain biking
View Heather's Recording
DeJuana Carter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jan 13 2019
Hiking
View DeJuana's Recording
Diana Garay
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jan 06 2019
Hiking
View Diana's Recording
Amanda Woomer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Dec 15 2018
Hiking
View Amanda's Recording
Showing results 1 - 30 of 35