Best running trails in Houston, Texas

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Explore the most popular running 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 running trails in Houston, Texas
Top trails (50)
Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
#1 - Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Buffalo Bayou: Blue Lagoon Trail
#2 - Buffalo Bayou: Blue Lagoon Trail
Buffalo Bayou Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Nice paved paths with clean views of the Downtown Houston skyline. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved concrete and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle with an estimated max of 5%. Most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to navigate this trail.Show more
Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trail
#3 - Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trail
Houston, Texas
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Trail primarily used by GHORBA.org and as listed on their website as the CCMTB (Cypress Creek Mountain Bike Trail). Trail is hiker friendly. There are a total of 13 trails within the park and all can be combined into one long hike. Trail is clearly marked with lots of offshoots to make up the 13 total trails. There are both paved and dirt trails. Dirt trails are considered moderate though some areas are challenging. Seems to always be an alternate route for challenging areas. Show more
The Anthills Trail via Blue Jay Trail
#4 - The Anthills Trail via Blue Jay Trail
Terry Hershey Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
The Anthills is a single track mountain biking route on the south bank of the Buffalo Bayou. It is also used by hikers and walkers. You start on the Blue Jay Trail which eventually connects to the Anthills Trail. The Quail Trail on the northern side of the bank is paved and often used for road biking. You can also find the Quail Trail on AllTrails, starting at Terry Hershey Park. You can also see turtles in the river. It is a fun place to take the family.Show more
Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
#5 - Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
Hermann Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 48 m
Cullen Park Hike and Bike Trail
#6 - Cullen Park Hike and Bike Trail
Bear Creek Pioneers Park
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
This paved trail is well-shaded for the Houston heat. There are lots of places to stop, trashcans, restrooms, parking spots, and sidetracks to other trails. There is a small creek along the trail. Users report that some of the pavement is rough in spots. Accessibility: There are 2 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Saums Road to the southeast of the west end of the trail. Both of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. This parking area has been marked with a waypoint. The trail surface is paved asphalt with some cracks and bumps and typically at least 8 feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (3% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. There are benches along the route for resting.Show more
Hermann Park Trail
#7 - 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
Memorial Park Red Trail
#8 - Memorial Park Red Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
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. Show more
Purple and Red Loop
#9 - Purple and Red Loop
Memorial Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Lakewood Crossing Park Trail
#10 - Lakewood Crossing Park Trail
Lakewood Crossing Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
A series of dirt trails branching off from Lakewood Crossing Park. Carpooling is encouraged as there are a limited amount of parking spaces. The park closes at dark. Bicyclers are advised to park at the lot located at 14234 W Cypress Forest Dr, Houston TX, 77070. Show more
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