Explore the best trails near Houston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



trail running


dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


mountain biking

wheelchair friendly


wild flowers


road biking

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very nice place to ride

Nice hike where you almost forget you're in the middle of a huge city. Well marked.

mountain biking
2 days ago

mountain biking
4 days ago

Harvey has destroyed the 3.2 mile trail. Very muddy

This trail is a nice little surprise tucked away just inside the West Loop near Memorial Park. Very quiet and relaxing walk.

Simple trails. More of a stroll than a hike, but we enjoy it for walks on nice days and getting out with the dog.

mountain biking
8 days ago

This trail is probably the best trail for mountain biking in memorial park in terms of technical difficulty and flow. There are a lot of rooty spots that give you opportunity to practice your maneuvering skills and the trail doesn’t have a lot of tree overgrowth...yet. Hurricane Harvey decimated some of the other trails in memorial Park (looks like a war zone), but this one remains intact and is my go-to spot for the time being

trail running
8 days ago

9 days ago

This trail is across from an active target shooting range.

I was not impressed for the first 15 minutes of my walk; (asphalt trail under the open Sun with no shade.)

But the trail eventually reached a pleasant "nature area" with nice shade.

I will come back again.

trail running
12 days ago

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

13 days ago

What a gem! It’s a reprieve from the hustle and bustle; right in the middle of Houston!
There are some considerable upgrades in the works for the center, so much of the trail is closed. But once they are done, it’s going to be so fantastic.
Today was my first time there and it was quite wonderful. I have nothing but great words.
Dogs are allowed.
Brought bug spray, but we didn’t need it.

15 days ago