HTXO A Walk in the Woods aka Hiking Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Public – Hiking in Houston does exist!! Let’s #optoutside this #sunday and hit the trails! These are actual dirt trails with hills and surrounded by trees and some wildlife.

HTXO Hiking Lake Houston Wilderness Park


Hiking in Houston does exist!!  Let’s #optoutside this #saturday and hit the trails!  These are actual dirt trails with hills and surrounded by trees and some wildlife.

Total Mileage: 5-6 miles

Level of Difficulty:  All levels but you should be able to walk about 25 minute miles.

We don’t leave anyone behind. The faster people will loop back to meet up with the rest of the group and we’ll regroup at intersections so everyone knows where to go.  We’ll take short water breaks throughout the hike.

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Long pants
  • Sun & bug protection
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Snacks

After Hike:

  • Lunch for a picnic in the park afterward
  • Camping chair to relax
  • Comfy shoes to change into

Dog-friendly for friendly dogs - must bring water and poop bags for your dog

Not Kid-friendly due to the length of the hike.


There is a $3 entrance fee per person (your state park pass does not work at this park but you can get an annual pass for $25)

The entrance fee is paid at the park when you arrive.  Please allow 10 minutes extra to get through the front gate & drive to the parking lot since it’s at the back of the park.

How to find the group:

There are 3 parking lots near the Nature Center.  We filled all 3 last time so arrive early. Look for the HTXoutdoors and Bayou City Outdoors sign at the entrance of the parking lot and that’s where we’re meeting up.  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.

Start Time:

Arrive before 10 am for a 10:00 am sharp start time.  Allow 10 minutes to get to the meetup location from the park entrance.

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.

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.


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Event Date & Time:

  • Date: February 15, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Venue Phone: (832) 395-7690

Venue Website:

25840 FM 1485, New Caney, Texas, 77357, United States

Event Leader

  • Amy Hope
    Amy Hope
    Phone: 210-504-8333
RSVP List:
  • Jenifer CuestasJenifer
  • Liza DelgadoLiza
  • Kateryna
  • Geraldine
  • Matthew
  • Shamim
  • Xaviera
  • Jabeen
  • Maxim