Herman Brown Park is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

river

wildlife

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

Decent trail, not marked really but pretty easy to follow. Trash galore though, lots of beer cans and water bottles strewn about. Public parks aren’t public trash cans, I really wish the people who toss their trash on the sides of the trail would think a bit deeper about how careless it is to do so.

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 months ago

This is a great park. They have some moderately difficult trails and plenty of places for kids to play. There are bugs, because bugs are outside. There is trash on some of the trails, because people are inconsiderate, and also the inevitable flooding of Houston parks brings trash into the parks. You can avoid bugs by wearing insect repellents. These products are located at most stores. If you have a problem with downed trees, you could yell at the tree, or move yourself, your bike or your child around the tree. If trash in a park bothers you, feel free to bring a trashbag and a grabber, or just some gloves, and clean up trash in the park. Sharing in this activity with your children will teach your children responsibility and to value nature. What I don't recommend is leaving inaccurate reviews of a park on a website and internet-yell at Houston to clean up a park when the parks department is probably still trying desperately to recover from Harvey. If you want an easy bike ride, try biking around your neighborhood, or many of the trails at Memorial Park. I only picked bugs and muddy because, well, there will be bugs and mud, because Houston is swamp land. This a lovely park and a wonderful asset to the area and the city of Houston. In conclusion, don't be like David T.

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
Tue Apr 23 2019

Mountain bike trails were awful. If they weren’t covered in litter/trash, they were blocked by old decaying trees that have collapsed. Be ready to stop every couple of seconds on a trail that’s already short as is. If you’re trying to walk your dog or run on a paved trail, than that’s all this place is good for. Get this place back into shape Houston!!

hiking
bugs
Sat Apr 06 2019

This is a mostly shaded trail through a forest on an asphalt surface. There are a few dirt trails too. There’s a good size pond with a dirt trail around it in the center. The need for some bug spray is definitely there. At least when we went. We rode on bicycles with our kids, and i can say it was easy for the little ones too. It’s pretty flat and wide enough for bidirectional traffic. Overall, we had lots of fun, and the kids didn’t get exhausted or frustrated with the distance and the grade of the surface.

mountain biking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Great for the family, sports, walking, running, or mountain biking. Paved trail outlined in map. Plenty of unpaved trails within that had me questioning continuing. Even had to carry my bike across a creek or two. Watch out for 4 wheelers! Would definitely hit those unpaved portions with a partner! Cannot agree that “a wheelchair person can make it everywhere on the trail”. The 7.7 miles is not outlined in the map. I believe it is most likely because there are so many unpaved trails and a portion of the park is across the highway, which is why I believe a wheelchair bound person would not be able to traverse every portion of the “trail”, but the track, yes. It would be nice if the whole 7 miles were outlined, would make for a nice scenic ride.

running
Wed Oct 11 2017

trail system is pretty much all paved with a few short dirt trails (all less than 1/4 mile). Not sure how they got a 7.7 mile trail system. The trail map shown is only about 2.25 mi, but the trails extend outside the park and you can get additional miles. Park and trails are well maintained tho. it is clean & not heavily trafficked. A wheel chaired person could make it every where on the trails

Mon Apr 10 2017

only 2.5 miles!

road biking
10 days ago

road biking
10 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

road biking
21 days ago

road biking
21 days ago

recorded Herman Brown Park

hiking
30 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
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hiking
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walking
3 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

road biking
Sun Jun 02 2019

running
Fri Mar 15 2019

hiking
Sat Mar 09 2019

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

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