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.

Bikes are not allowed on the trails. Stop riding your bikes on the trails. The trail that leads to the Lilly pond and primitive loop was blocked off. I don’t know if it’s closed for repairs or if it was never opened. I like the Hickory Bog loop. Very peaceful and beautiful.

Easy path and great walking experience

Great natural park to explore! With bogs, turtles, squirrels, even saw a deer. Also some good geocaches if you’re into that.

Fun pretty run with my 14 year old

running
19 days ago

wish I would have read the reviews. Says 4.1 miles but it is a little less than 2

hiking
29 days ago

Great trail ! Plenty of things to see and places to rest along the way !!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Bike lane cycling on smooth roads. Minimal trees, open land, high traffic, many PokeStops (if you play Pokemon Go) and many restrooms available.

Great trails, recently repaved. Can take a shorter route to stay on trails and avoid walking on the roads

2 months ago

Very fun trail with hills!!! Would not recommend running this trail at night .alone though.

running
2 months ago

This is a well maintained paved pathway. Not too busy both times I visited but also enough traffic to feel comfortable.

running
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
4 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.

bird watching
5 months ago

Nice easy walk on gravel path mostly shaded by tree canopy. Climb the observatory towers for good views of the pond otherwise, the grasses are too high to see the water.

hiking
5 months ago

I LOVE this trail! So peaceful.

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of fun things to do and see. Great for kids!

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Nice wide paved and unpaved sections. Three large playgrounds. Maps and water fountains at every turning point. Creek was unimpressive with stagnant water. Lots of different kinds of trees. We really like this park. We will be back. Even though it’s so far from us.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent place, low traffic, road bike friendly, much nicer than what the pictures show. Kids playground nearby.

hiking
bugs
muddy
8 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
no shade
8 months ago

I frequent this park/trail to run. It’s a well maintained trail with a decent amount of traffic. The only complaint is that it does brush up against Westpark Tollway which can be loud. If you go around and up the hill, it adds enough distance to be a 10K.

Trail was nice and it felt very safe. Lots of park patrol. Nothing for off road biking though. All the wooded trails were blocked off.

running
bugs
8 months ago

This mostly gravel trail in South Houston is fantastic for a quick 2-mile run or walk because much of it is shaded (very important in this Texas heat)! The little views of the lake, in-between the trees and from the lookout tower, keep the loop interesting. There is also a portion that isn't paved/gravel but more of a low wooden dock that runs over the marsh. So even though it's only about 2 miles around, there is much variety. This trail is located in a park so be mindful of park hours (especially since sometimes security likes to close the park before closing hours)! The rest of the park has soccer fields, pavilions, and playgrounds (7 playscapes that surround a small hill, which is helpful for parents to keep an eye on all 7 playscapes). There are bathrooms inside a building as well as portapotties scattered around the park (as well as at least 2 on the trail... one located at the parking area at one starting point as well as one located about halfway around, which is also another parking area where you can start the trail).

mountain biking
8 months ago

Hidden gem! Some trails are still under construction but it’s super fun! Not a single other MTB rider was on the trail. There was a berm, gap jumps, regular jumps, and a big drop! Definitely going back soon! 5/5

road biking
9 months ago

Very fun night biking! Great views and also took a stroll through Rice University!

mountain biking
blowdown
bugs
off trail
9 months ago

Great running trail, the hills give you a great running practice. has exercise situation along the trail. One of my favorite trails.

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
9 months ago

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!!

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