Let’s #optoutside this #blackfriday and hit the trails! Instead of stressing yourself out fighting crowds, let nature destress you.
These are actual dirt trails with hills and surrounded by trees and some wildlife.
Total Mileage: 5-6 miles
Level of Difficulty: All levels
We don’t leave anyone behind. The faster people will loop back to meet up with rest of the group and we’ll regroup at intersections so everyone knows where to go.
What to bring:
- Long pants
- Sun & bug protection
- Sturdy Shoes
- Lunch for a picnic in the park afterward
- Camping chair to relax
Dog-friendly for friendly dogs - must bring water and poop bags for your dog
Not Kid-friendly due to the length of the hike.
- BCO & HTXO members - Free sign-up to hike + $3 entrance fee per person
- Non-member, Guest - $5 sign-up to hike + $3 entrance fee per person
This is not a TX State Park so your park pass will not work. We will have a check-in spot at the event for you to receive your wristband to join the hike.
The entrance fee is paid at the park when you arrive. Please allow extra time to get through the front gate & drive to the parking lot.
How to find the group:
There is a parking lot near the nature center. Look for the HTXoutdoors and Bayou City Outdoors sign at the entrance of the parking lot. We’ll start the hike from there.
There is plenty of parking near the start location. The parking lot is at the back of the park so please allow extra time to drive there and arrive on time for the hike.
Arrive at 10 am for a 10:15am sharp start time.
About the Park:
“Lake Houston Wilderness Park encompasses 4,786.6 acres of wooded parkland, approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59 near the town of New Caney. It is the only park in the H.P.A.R.D. system where overnight camping is available. A vehicle bridge over Peach Creek has opened the entire park to access by automobile.
Cabins and walk-in campsites are available for rental. Activities include hiking and biking on 20 miles of hike and bike trails, kayaking on tree-lined creeks, and horseback riding on 13 miles of equestrian trails. (Bring your own bikes, watercraft, and horses).
The park is a wilderness park and is heavily forested, so visitors need to be aware that wildlife in the park includes several species of snakes. Please remember that conditions on natural waterways change without warning, so keep safety in mind as you paddle the creeks.” by Lake Houston Wilderness Park.
Event Date & Time:
- Date: November 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Venue: Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Venue Phone: (832) 395-7690