Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly




no dogs

The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary in West Houston is a 17.5 acre wooded sanctuary along Rummel Creek with a restored log cabin that houses a variety of education programs reaching out into Houston and surrounding areas. Open to the public 365 days a year, it also contains Houston Audubon administrative offices. Our automatic gate currently opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 7:00 PM (9:00 PM in summer), and birders are welcome.

17 days ago

very nice Trail a lot of shade a lot of water very busy though sometimes you bottleneck

1 month ago

Can’t even bring a puppy for fun “nO dOgS aLlOwEd, HeS cUtE bUt YoU cAnT hAvE hIm HeRe” .smh.

3 months ago

Beautiful! Feels like you are in the woods not a city which is exactly what I wanted. Not a ton of people when I went on a Sunday morning. Great place to clear your head, walk in nature, and see some wildlife. Easy trail and definitely will be back with the kids.

No dogs allowed unless you purchase a permit.

7 months ago

Nice nature trail along creek. Plenty of mature oak trees. Shaded almost throughout. Easy to walk and well marked. Bird feeders and bird bath by cabin. Pond with turtles. Clean restroom. Great walk for kids.

8 months ago

Zen in 17+ acre forest canopy shaded trails alongside crystal-clear Rummel creek. Abundant wooden bridges, benches, and boardwalks. 3 entry points: gate at Memorial Methodist Church, gate at 435 Electra Dr, and main entrance at Wilchester Blvb. You will forget you are in urban Houston. GB Edith Moore for donating this property to the Audobon as nature sanctuary. Beautiful gem.

Tue Feb 05 2019

lovely trail with tree canopies covered in various types of birds, squirrels, and wildlife. The Creekside Trail meanders alongside the creek where you will see many turtles and a few fish. There are bridges to cross and boardwalks on 1 of the trails. The trail is easy and on soft dirt so it is easy on the feet too. We spent 2 hours exploring all the trails and wildlife. There is a restroom on site and the added bonus of historical significance.

bird watching
Fri Jun 15 2018

Beautiful, hidden gem!!! Great for birding and hiking! Love it!

Sun May 27 2018

I little gem in our city. I took my nieces and nephew and my bonus son here yesterday and they had the best time!! There were volunteers there walking around cleaning the area and a couple walking around w/ a bearded dragon.. I’d never heard of or seen such a thing, but they gave us a little education about it and let the kids pet it. The kids caught tadpoles in little fishing nets made available by the staff there for catch & release. It was a good time. Getting them out for fresh air and exploring nature was really nice. They had a good time, and so did I.

Sun Mar 25 2018

This sanctuary is so peaceful and really pretty. Bring your binoculars for some awesome bird watching.

Tue Feb 20 2018

Great little trail

Thu Jun 22 2017

Very nice. The trail is always different through the year.

Sat Oct 15 2016

A hidden oasis in the city

Mon Aug 29 2016

Very short, can walk whole/all trails within 30 minutes. Saw lots of lizards, squirrels and turtles. Nice get away from hustle and bustle of the city. It's also historical.

Thu Jun 02 2016

it is very nice for a walk in the middle of the craziness of City Centre and Memorial

Wed Jun 01 2016

great walk on Sunday morning. lots of birds turtles and nature. not crowded. I was only one walking there. 4 stars

bird watching
Sat Jan 30 2016

Very nice quiet in city park, lots of wildlife

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