Hiking

Types of hiking

When you set out on a hike, there are a few options you can plan. A Loop: You start and stop at the same location and the trail forms a loop. An Out and Back: You start and stop at the same location. The trail is usually “straight” so you walk halfway, turn around and…

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Houston Greenways

“150 miles of trails. 3,000 acres of green space. A $220 million public-private partnership. One shared vision for parks that brings us closer to each other and creates equitable access for all.” from HoustonParksBoard.org  A great way to get started walking or biking is to get on one of the bayou trails.  These are pathed…

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Japanese Garden

photo credit: Hermannpark.org. “In May of 1914, Houston real estate investor and industrialist George H. Hermann announced publicly his intention of deeding to the City of Houston 285 acres of this property for a municipal park across the street from the Rice Institute and thus Hermann Park was born. A century later, Hermann Park is…

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Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum is one of my favorite places inside the loop of Houston. Well maintained trails, no bikes, no running.  It’s easy to get started with a casual walk or hit all of the trails to add distance to your hike.   There is also plenty of photo opportunities. Nature landscapes, wildlife, flowers. And the…

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3 Excuses You Tell Yourself for Not Hiking in Houston

We all have that voice in our head that hold us back from time to time…some louder and crazier than others! A little while back, we asked Houstonians what’s holding them back from hiking in the great outdoors of Houston. Many of you chimed back with the same answers. 1. There’s nowhere to hike in…

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