Houston, TX - Whether its city or countryside, Houston and the landscape around it has some ideal hiking spots. There are long treks or just short hikes for you to choose from. Take a look at this list below and get ready for some hiking around Houston on the weekend.
1. Galveston Island State Park
Starting with easy to moderate hiking difficulties, this park has some perfect trails for a relaxing hike. The favorit trails among the visitors includes the Clapper Rail Trail to Heron’s Walk, Prairie Trail to Freshwater Loop, and the Clapper Rail Trail to the Carcara Trail Loop. Other than hiking, you can also go fishing, camping, beach swimming, bird-watching, nature study and mountain biking at Galveston Island State Park.
2. Sam Houston National Forest
Named after the founder of the city, this forest is a beautiful landscape that has all types of woodland creatures. Covering 163,000 acres of the ground, Sam Houston National Forest's Lone Star Hiking Trail, which spans over 128 miles of breathtaking woods, is one of the most challenging in the country. Despite the difficulty, this national forest rangers will welcome and give helpful tips to hikers with all skill levels. And you certainly don't need to hike the whole trial in one go.
3. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Located at 4501 Woodway Drive, this 155-acre natural sanctuary and arboretum are four miles to the west of downtown Houston. When you go hiking here, you can find the surrounding area to be full of life from the creatures around there. The five mile hiking trail will cut through the wetlands, parks, and forest where you can see lots of common wildlife around Houston like turtles, birds, frogs, among other species.
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