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Houston Best Hiking Trails

Welcome to the TexasOutside guide to the best hiking trails in and around Houston. Here are a few great places to get away in Houston and hike, jog, or take a casual walk.

Bayou Park Along the banks of Buffalo Bayou runs a well-manicured park, with wide biking and jogging trails, plenty of space for Frisbees and dogs, and fabulous scenery. Enjoy a great view of the downtown skyline while you are hiking.
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge Visitors to Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge can drive the auto tour route or hike the bird watching trails. The refuge is also open for waterfowl hunting, saltwater fishing, bird watching, canoeing, and hiking.
Brazos Bend State Park Just an hour south of Houston, this state park covers nearly 5,000 acres.  More than 300 species of birds have been seen in the park, including neotropical masked ducks, which are rare in the U.S.
Memorial Park Just west of downtown and just east of Loop 610 lies  1,431 acres of bike and jogging trails, volleyball courts, picnic areas, tennis courts, five softball fields, two soccer and rugby fields, and golf course.