Best wild flowers trails in Houston, Texas

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Explore the most popular wild flowers 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 wild flowers trails in Houston, Texas
Top trails (21)
#1 - 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
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Memorial Park Blue Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#7 - Purple and Red Loop
Memorial Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Note: As of 8/29/20, parts of this route are currently closed for construction. For more information, please see https://www.facebook.com/MemorialPark/photos/a.299764150354/10164528487115355/Show more
#8 - The Triangle Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
#9 - Memorial Park Orange Trail
Memorial Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 51 m
#10 - 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
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