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The Best Hiking Trails Near Houston, TX

Houston is just 50 minutes away from Jellystone Park™ Waller and offers a variety of hiking trails for all levels of expertise. Whether you're staying at our Camp-Resort for a week or weekend, or just passing through Houston, we recommend checking out one of the many hiking trails this city has to offer. Keep reading for beginner, advanced, and expert hiking trails near Houston to find one that's perfect for you!



Hike or run at this popular hiking trail near Houston!

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Memorial Park: Beginner to Expert - 11 Miles

Memorial Park is one of the very well known parks for hiking in Houston - it's the home to 19 hiking/bike trails! Only 30 minutes from our Camp-Resort, visitors are able to choose to hike just one short trail, or combine many of them to create a more challenging route. These trails also vary in difficulty level, so make sure to check out their website and make a plan of what trails you want to do!



As far as hiking in Houston goes, this is one of our favorites!

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Hermann Park: Beginner - 2 Miles

Hermann Park is a great place to come and stretch your legs. Joggers love following the 2-mile Marvin Taylor Trail under the shade of the Park's historic live oaks. This is an easy 2 mile trail that goes around the park and is great for beginners. If you are looking for something different, there are also pedal boats, a railroad, picnic areas, and more. This beautiful park is located in downtown Houston, and is an hour away from our Camp-Resort!



Enjoy some outdoor time while exploring the beautiful city of Houston.

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Buffalo Bayou Park: Beginner - Distance Varies

Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre greenspace that lies just west of downtown Houston. The park includes beautiful gardens and native landscaping, hike and bike trails, paddle craft and bike rentals, the go-to dog park in the city, public art, a creative nature play area, two visitor centers, and gathering places for visitors to picnic, relax and enjoy outdoor activities. So, if you are looking for some easy hiking in Houston with a side of fun, this trail is only 50 minutes away from our Camp-Resort!



Seymour Trail is a great easy hiking trail to try near Houston.

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Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail: Beginner - 3 Miles

Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail is a 3 mile trail that runs along a beautiful golf course, and is perfect for walking or jogging. Only 50 minutes away from our Camp-Resort, this gravel trail has many benches along the way and takes about one hour to complete. 



Enjoy the beautiful nature in Bear Creek Pioneers Park while hiking one of their Houston trails.

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Bear Creek Pioneers Park: Intermediate - 8 Miles

As a hiking trail near Houston and 45 minutes from our Camp-Resort, we must mention the Bear Creek Pioneers Park! This park is the home to 3 great trails, biking trails, running trails, and more! Choose from an easy trail with almost no elevation, or a more challenging one with up 16 meters in elevation.



Choose the path that is right for you at this great trail near Houston.

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Terry Hershey Park: Intermediate - 11 Miles

Terry Hershey Park has a great variety of trails to try. With a grand total of 6 trails with different difficulties and distances, visitors are able to choose the path that suits them best! Located only 45 minutes away from our Camp-Resort, this Houston trail is the perfect spot for you and your family to try!



Explore downtown Houston while exploring nature as well!

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West White Oak Bayou Trail: Intermediate - 17 Miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail is an asphalt and concrete trail perfect for walking, skating, and biking. It's a long, satisfying, nearly seamless ride, broken by a few road crossings. It is located in downtown Houston and is perfect to explore the beautiful city. Plus, it's only 45 minutes away from our Camp-Resort!



Enjoy hiking trail at Little Cypress Creek Preserve with a side of fun!

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Little Cypress Creek Preserve: Beginner - 2 Miles

On the outer rims of Houston, and only 30 minutes from our Camp-Resort, is the wonderful Little Cypress Creek Preserve. This natural area is the home to an interactive 1 mile trail, and a .7 mile non-interactive trail. These trails are great for beginners and short enough so you can enjoy many other activities such as wildlife viewing, bat boxes, bird blinds, and more! 



Kleb Woods Nature Preserve has an easy trail to try near Houston, TX.

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Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Center: Beginner - 3.17 Miles

Located 30 minutes away from our Camp-Resort, Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Center features more than 3 miles of paved and natural trails through 133 acres of pine forests, wetlands, and a remnant prairie. The park is also a popular birding destination featuring sparrows, wrens, blackbirds, mockingbirds, thrushes, robins, and waxwings.


What are you waiting for?! It's time to explore one, multiple, or all of these Houston hiking trails to top off your family getaway. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and snacks!