Best Places for Hiking in Houston, Texas

Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Trail

Approximately 10.7 miles long, the Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Trail is located along Buffalo Bayou and provides a long walk of approx.

Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park is a large municipal park near downtown Houston that covers an area of 160 acres. It provides an excellent view of the city skyline.

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Situated within Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center has miles of trails set amidst nature; a pond, forest, wetland and meadow habitats.

Memorial Park

Memorial Park, 1,466 acres large, is a municipal park and one of the largest in the country, with a loop trail through the woods toward South Memorial Drive.

Hiking Area

When it comes to hiking in Houston, the hiking area is a relatively lesser-known spot that is popular for its easy-to-navigate trails that are several miles long.

White Oak Bayou Trail

One of the most popular trails in Houston, the White Oak Bayou Trail is quite long and includes several overpasses. It passes through many parts of the city.

Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Lake Houston Wilderness Park is a vast parkland that covers an area of approximately 4,786 acres. It has long trails that are perfect for hiking.

Martin Dies Jr. State Park

Martin Dyce Jr. State Park is a densely wooded area with about 6 different hiking trails located 2 hours from Houston on the Louisiana border.

Sam Houston National Forest

Sam Houston National Forest is about 50 miles from Houston and is one of four national forests in Texas. It has extensive hiking trails.

Galveston Island State Park

About an hour from Houston, Galveston Island State Park is ideal for coastal walks as it is located on the western Gulf Coast. the roads are long.

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