Below is a list of the top and leading Bush Walks in Houston. To help you find the best Bush Walks located near you in Houston, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Houston’s Best Bush Walks:
The top-rated Bush Walks in Houston are:
- Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Trail – landscaped open space with a pond for fishing & kayaking, a playground & biking trails.
- Brays Bayou Park – a very nice bike trail system with many ways to explore and ride on clean, well-paved, wide trails.
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Outer Loop Trail – a 4.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bellaire, Texas.
- Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail – a 4.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas.
- El Franco Lee Park – grassy trail with a community center, baseball fields, playgrounds, fishing pond & picnic pavilions.
Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Trail
Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Trail is a popular hiking and biking trail that runs along east to west along Western Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. It has over ten miles of trail for cyclists and hikers that start from Barker Dam to the Texas Beltway 8. The trail park has amenities like playgrounds, picnic grounds, exercise stations, and restrooms. Park-goers can park at different parking lots along the trail like on Beltway 8 (east of the trail), Dairy Ashford Road (southern side of the bayou), and Highway 6 (located at the west end of the trail). Hikers and cyclists have a lot of good things to say about this trail namely it being pleasant and clean and for being a great ride for bike owners.
10.7-mile hiking and biking trail.
Address: 15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
Phone: (281) 496-2177
Been using it for over 20 years reason I moved to the neighborhood. Best kept secret in Houston. Let’s keep it that way! – John Olivares
Brays Bayou Park
Brays Bayou Park is a trail part of Bayou Greenways 2020, a regional effort led by the Houston Parks Board that aims to have over 150 miles of trails run throughout Houston within the year. Houston has done a great job in developing this trail, as before it was a rough patch of land that was hard for cyclists and hikers to go through. It is still under development, but it is slowly getting together into becoming possibly one of the best and nicest trails in the state. You can access the trail through public transportation via the METRO rail. Bikes are permitted on the trains so cyclists will have a blast riding the trail.
33.8 miles of asphalt and concrete hiking and biking trail.
Address: 9601 Braes Bayou Dr, Houston, TX 77074
Phone: (281) 496-2177
Very nice bike trail system. Many ways to explore and ride on clean, well-paved, wide bike trails. Nice parking with a public restroom and shady parking spots. They have made some great improvements to the area. – Jennifer Hudson
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Outer Loop Trail
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Outer Loop Trail is a busy 4-kilometer trail that’s looped beside Bellaire, Texas. The trail features an amazing nature trail with wildflowers that is accessible to hikers of any skill level. HANCOLT is used primarily for nature trips and bird watching and is open year-round. You can bring your pet dogs with you on your hikes but make sure that you keep them on leashes. This loop is also friendly to kids and PWDs. Whether it’s with friends or family, if you’re in Texas and are itching for an adventure with nature, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Outer Loop Trail is a good gem to visit.
The 4-kilometer nature loop trail, children friendly, wheelchair friendly, dog-friendly, paved trails, bird watching.
Address: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 681-8433
We held our wedding on the Event Lawn and the whole experience was amazing. Carol was so great to work with and she makes sure that your wedding is awesome. I highly recommend The Houston Arboretum for your wedding. – Deborah Vazquez
Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail
Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail is a great choice if you are searching for a loop trail. This 2.9-mile exercise trail is mostly occupied by a lot of people. It offers beautiful nature paths lined up with granite. The trail is well-lit and has restrooms and water fountains along the way for those who didn’t bring water bottles. This trail is easily accessible from all parts of the Memorial Park, and you can see the gradual improvements, with new trees being planted to develop the park even further since the drought of 2011 happened.
2.9-mile nature trail in Memorial Park, restroom, water fountains.
Address: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 863-8403
Great walking loop. Bring your sunblock though. Water fountains along the trail in case you forgot your much-needed water. – Christopher Henning
El Franco Lee Park
El Franco Lee Park is a wetlands trail with bird platforms and bird blinds for those wanting to bird watch. The trail also has a butterfly garden, a community center, picnic groves, playgrounds, and a lake if you want to go fishing. El Franco’s boardwalk has been awarded as one of the best projects by the American Public Works Associate Texas Chapter. Make sure you bring some insect lotion and repellent since it’s a marshy trail with mosquitoes. But the amazing scenery and greenery are well worth the occasional buzzing. Bring your family and friends and commune with nature.
Grassy trail, community center, picnic spots, playgrounds, fishing pond, baseball fields.
Address: 9400 Hall Rd, Houston, TX 77089
Phone: (713) 991-6881
This was a really awesome trail. Very easy to navigate and a ton of wildlife to spot. It was mostly shaded and paths are easy enough for all mobility types. – Leia Cook
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