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Memorial Park Red Trail

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Memorial Park

Memorial Park Red Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers 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: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Color coded trails for increasing difficulties. (purple=easy, red, blue, orange/yellow=intermediate to advanced). They are interconnected, with trail heads at the rugby pitch and baseball fields. Also has a separate green trail, referred to as the "triangle" trail for advanced riding.

off trail
scramble
3 months ago

Ok it's been four months since we've done any hiking in California, so now we are in Houston Texas and we needed to get outside. Took a short hike on one of the trails at Memorial Park. This is a busy place with many other trails with bike riders and hikers. You need to follow the trail breadcrumbs on the All Trails App. There are sections on the trail that are too overgrown to follow and you will have change course. Nice short walk but to many mountain bikers on the trail to make it enjoyable.

hiking
off trail
6 months ago

hiking
Sun Mar 10 2019

Red trail is a rugged watch your step trail. A bit washed out in places but definite signs of rebuilding taking place. Would not rate as “easy”. However, it is a good quiet Sunday morning symphony of birds walk...

walking
Mon Nov 12 2018

walking
Thu Jul 26 2018

I really like this trail!

Wed May 23 2018

There were some difficult ups and downs. But, me and my granddaughter are getting good at it. We entered the trail from behind the soccer field. Start of the trail is not where it says it is.

mountain biking
Mon Apr 23 2018

my dad and i were biking part of this trail. i slowed down to stop, because i wasnt a very advanced mountain biker (one of my wheels got caught on a tree root.) as i was about get back on i saw rustling in the bushes. then, a fairly large coral snake (and i am absolutely sure it wasnt a king snake) slithered out. i told my dad to not go over and poke it because, as some of you guys may know, coral snakes are extremely venemous. this is why i may hesitate to allow younger children or off leash dogs to go on this trail. otherwise, 5 stars!!!

hiking
Wed Mar 21 2018

Rerating this trail... Not completely easy as there are some sections that have been eroded to make it hard for a "easy" walker to navigate. Sections of this should be upgraded to moderate, but combine this with blue trail and it is a great workout.

hiking
Wed Mar 07 2018

Attempted to start off of the purple trail, but got to a section that seemed impassible for EASY. Looks like hurricane may have washed part away. You would basically have to climb down into a ditch and climb back out. As someone just starting to hike and being alone, I was not able to make the LEAP into the ditch, nor climb out. I turned around and hiked purple/orange instead.

hiking
Sun Mar 04 2018

This trail head was nonexistent.

hiking
Tue Jun 27 2017

Easy, scenic, can't really go wrong with that

walking
Sat Jun 03 2017

another amazing place.

hiking
Mon May 22 2017

i have been going, and I love it, I have done all the color yesterday I enjoy the rain over the leaves it surprises me I did not get wet. love love love it

Tue Mar 21 2017

A little short but very easy to get to "in the city" Would recommend but probably won't go back.

hiking
Tue Mar 21 2017

Super good trail to satisfy our want to hike without anything difficult. It was beautiful and in the woods but short and easy. And easy to get to.

walking
Thu Aug 04 2016

Perhaps as good as it gets in houston but you can still hear road noise in a lot of the park. Lots of mountain bikes so keep an eye when on foot. Not sure why this is rated moderate- definitely easy.

hiking
Tue Mar 22 2016

Easy hike through wooded area so you feel like you're out of the city. It gets a little harder a little further back on the trails. I love this park!

running
Thu Mar 03 2016

I loved it! They have cleared the area for more trails and the made the existing trails wider.

hiking
Tue Feb 02 2016

For quick easy routine walk

mountain biking
Sun Jan 10 2016

It was good, very easy, some parts You have to share the road with cars, so I don't like that.

walking
Sat Nov 28 2015

Walked part of the trails. Like the workout station with outdoor equipment to get in a total body workout. Lots of people on the trails. We walked only a few miles and back. Plan to visit this trail on my next visit to Houston.

running
Sun Oct 04 2015

I love these trails. However, my running partner almost stepped on a coral snake during our last run so please be careful!

hiking
Tue Jul 28 2015

great to go hiking with the kids!

Sun Jul 19 2015

Trail was fun but the current storms have left it difficult to ride. Hope they fix it soon. But it was a joke rather than an adventure

mountain biking
Thu Jul 16 2015

Definitely some of the best trails in Houston. Love to go with my brother and we always have a great time.

running
Fri Jul 10 2015

There's a variation of trails that range from easy to hard. I have tried all colors and they're all very pleasant to experience. There's a lot of people in bikes, so you have to be able to communicate with them whenever you hear one close by, because the trails can be very narrow, so you'll have to move out of the way for them to pass. Also, make sure you don't go on a day after a storm/rain because you'll have to make some detours on some trails. Other than that I really recomend the orange trail, which is ranked the most difficult; but personally I like the sight seeing, dips, and bridges along the way.

hiking
Tue Jun 09 2015

My husband and I took the most "difficult" trail available in February, though in most state/national parks, these would be moderate/intermediate. We were pleased to see a lot of local flora and fauna. Unlike some of the other great walks in Houston, this one is actually unpaved, which I loved. On the negative side, you can always hear roadnoise, and part of the trail involved us walking under loud power lines and next to a railway. I'd go back again just to explore more of the little offshoots from the bigger trails. Bikers do not seem to care about the signs that say "no bikes" on trails that are clearly for people on foot.

running
Wed Jul 23 2014

I've been running these trails for about 7 years now and have seen my fair share of local wild life, this morning I was running with my dog bubba like I do every morning and we saw a CORAL snake. Wasn't very big and luckily grabbed bubba before he got to close. Few weeks ago I also saw a cottonmouth, even though yes these bike trails for awesome please watch where your walking and your surroundings :) . I have notified park rangers to post some warnings :) Love memorial park and this will not keep me away!

mountain biking
Sat Jul 19 2014

Best houston has to offer for mtn biking

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