Purple and Red Loop is a 2.5 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.

Length2.5 miElevation gain39 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddyWashed out
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Note: As of 8/29/20, parts of this route are currently closed for construction. For more information, please see https://www.facebook.com/MemorialPark/photos/a.299764150354/10164528487115355/

Running Trails Center is air-conditioned with shower and restroom facilities, vending machines, and lockers for rent.

Please note some of the Purple Trail was washed out in Hurricane Harvey. Alternate routes are available in park via the Blue, Red, and Yellow Trail.

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Mark Mendoza
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Hiking

Lot of construction going on, had to walk along a construction fence line and figure out how to get out.

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J Newlin
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Mountain biking

I have ridden Memorial for years, and the construction and weather have taken their toll on this wonderful place. Erosion and sketchy maintenance have made this trail far more challenging. In some ways, that is good, but if you are not familiar with this area's precarious terrain, you could easily get hurt.

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Kim Niemuth
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Hiking

Spray with bug spray before you head out on these trails.

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Emily Grace
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Hiking

Hard to finish a trail since so many are temporarily closed.

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Justin Y
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Victoria Bazan
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Hiking

Doing some work on the trails just be aware you may have to change trails

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Austin Jacobs
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Hiking

Great if you like being run over by mountain bikers

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Rufus McGillicutti
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Davito Aponte
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Alexa Wright
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Hiking

Half of the trail is currently closed as of 8/29

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Suzanne Sonnier
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Andrew McGovern
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Hiking

My first recording! How do I rate this? This much nature in the middle of Houston - fantastic. So many trees and brush, sometimes you can’t hear the cars on 610 - only birds. Forgot to stop recording on the way home. But, the trails are a little poorly/haphazardly marked, there are a lot of different little branches that don’t show up on trail maps, it gets pretty narrow for long stretches, it’s busy, there are a lot of mountain bikers who are friendly but keep you on your toes. All in all, I had a good time. I got turned around and ended up on the Memorial Picnic Loop after following a branch i thought was correct, but I still got exercise. It’s just pretty cramped in a bunch of parts, and hardly anyone wore masks. But all this nature 10 minutes from my apartment was pretty great.

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Kelsey Davila
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Hiking

Exposed the first and last half mile but it was nice! Watch out for bikers

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Chris Perry
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 30, 2020
Mountain biking

Nice trail about 99% of the time, till it crosses paths with the orange trail! Be ready any bikers new to these trails. It can go from flat and small gravel, to loose sand with some pretty nice drops. Plenty of roots and other fun stuff. Over all it's a nice peaceful ride. Till it isnt lol

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Neville Mathers
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Hiking

Easy trail. some of the marker posts are a little hard to find at the intersection.

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Meg Kay
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Meg Kay
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Caroline Meade
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Katie Sunstrom
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Hiking

Great hike with the dog. Wide and traveled for much of the trail. Trail marker down at south east corner. Go west or north to stay on purple!

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chris v
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HikingMuddy

pretty easy trail, with great views of the river. the west side was pretty muddy, but not in impassable. there are some tight spots where sharing with the bikers means one of you will end up in the bushes, but not too many. it's a nice trail for a light Sunday afternoon hike.

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Van Williams
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Hiking

Another nice hike in town. Started on purple and merged to blue. Fun trail with a little elevation. Trail shared with bikers but most everyone we met gave us the courtesy to stand aside.

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Meg Kay
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Gabriel Chavez
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HikingBugsOff trail

Great & easy trail. People are chill to let dogs off leash. Shared with some mountain bikes. A bit of bugs so bring bug spray.

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Geunsson PierreLouis
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Hiking

This is for beginners I’m from Jersey I’m used to hard trail. But it was neat just need to work on the signs

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Kasey Ogle
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Hiking

Nice trail with a good mix of elevation, water view, bridges as well as flat and straightaways with sand.

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Mr. Camacho
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Hiking

enjoyed this trail was nice took the whole family out

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Nirav Sheth
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HikingBugsOff trailRockyWashed out

Sandy and hilly and the signs weren't label well. but it was a fun route.

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