Best lake trails in Houston, Texas

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Explore the most popular lake 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.
Map of lake trails in Houston, Texas
Top trails (10)
#1 - El Franco Lee Park Wetlands Trail
El Franco Lee Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
An easy wetlands hike with bird blinds, birding platforms, butterfly garden, boardwalk, and wildflowers. The boardwalk and observation towers were awarded as one of the American Public Works Associate Texas Chapter projects of the year. Show more
#2 - Sheldon Lake State Park Nature Loop
Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
Relax at Sheldon Lake State Park. But don't get too comfortable, you might run into an alligator. This is a great place to enjoy the prairie and wetland landscapes. There are a lot of different activities and learning opportunities in the park, be sure to check out the park website to plan your adventure: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/sheldon-lake Show more
#3 - Hermann Park Trail
Hermann Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
The 445-acre urban Hermann Park has something for just about everyone. It encompasses a challenging 18-hole public golf course, a Japanese Garden, the 55-acre Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. You can rent a pedal boat, ride the Hermann Park Railroad and take kids to the wheelchair-accessible playground. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved or dirt and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is gentle (estimated 1% or less) except for a steep section up to 8% at about 0.9 miles. The playground is considered wheelchair-accessible as well.Show more
#4 - Mercer Arboretum Loop
Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 59 m
The Mercer Arboretum loop begins in Mercer Peril park. Nearby the Mercer Botanical Gardens. The loop can be accessed from either side of the trail. The path is shaded and easty to follow. Many different tree species line the walkways. Many hikers like to stop at the oxbow lake and the hickory swamp. Leave time to check out the botanical gardens and turn this fun trail into a full day outing. Show more
#5 - Basin Loop
Joseph A Fiorenza Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#6 - Alexander Deussen Park Perimeter
Alexander Deussen Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated range from 3 to 10 feet wide. The slope is mostly gentle and estimated to range from 0 to 5% grade. There are 2 ADA-compliant car parking spots with an access aisle at the trailhead location. Portions of this trail are along roadways. If travelling with mobility equipment along roadways, wearing bright colors, using lights and flags is always recommended for safety.Show more
#7 - Nassau Bay Peninsula Wildlife Trail
Houston, Texas
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 58 m
Easy moderately trafficked loop trail with view of water, lots of flora including many palm trees, and the possibility of seeing wildlife including rabbits, alligators, pelicans, eagles, fiddler crabs, hawks, snakes, and seagulls.Show more
#8 - Tom Bass Regional Park Loop
Tom Bass Regional Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 30 m
A wonderful paved loop trail with other unpaved trails to explore along the way. Enjoy! Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 9 feet wide. The slope is mostly gentle to moderately steep and estimated to range from -7% (downhill) to 5% (uphill) grade. There are at least 2 ADA-compliant car parking spots with a shared access aisles at the large paved trailhead lot.Show more
#9 - Herman Brown Park
Herman Brown Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 48 m
A loop with some options to make the adventure shorter or longer. Respect the trails and enjoy! Accessibility: This asphalt, concrete, and packed dirt trail is estimated to typically be 6 feet wide. AllTrails users have noted that there may be trash and debris along the trail making navigation difficult in some spots. Unpaved sections may also have tree roots and other natural objects making the terrain uneven. The slope is mostly gentle and estimated to range from 0-4% grade. There is ADA-compliant car parking to the east and west of the trailhead location.Show more
#10 - Horsepen Creek Trail
Houston, Texas
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m