Best walking trails in Houston, Texas

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Explore the most popular walking 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 walking trails in Houston, Texas
Top trails (51)
#1 - Buffalo Bayou Loop
Buffalo Bayou Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Also known as the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, the trail is found on both sides of the bayou's banks. There are several pedestrian bridges that connect the paths. For more information, see the Buffalo Bayou Park page here: https://buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/buffalo-bayou-park/ Note: Due to ongoing construction, sections of the trail are currently closed. The following trails are closed to the public: Lower asphalt trail west of Jackson Hill Bridge (closed behind Lost Lake), lower asphalt trail behind Beth Yeshurun Cemetery, lower asphalt trail behind Lost Lake, Sesquicentennial Park (southside) at Smith Street to Milam Street. Please avoid use of these trails for your safety.Show more
#2 - Green Ridge Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
This shaded multi use trail winds through Memorial Park nearby Buffalo Bayou. It is a popular trail with mountain bikers. It is a mostly dirt trail and can get muddy. It is a great place to feel secluded by nature and away from the city. Show more
#3 - Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail
Hermann Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 48 m
#9 - 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
#10 - Memorial Park Blue Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
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