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4 Scenic Walking Trails in Houston

Houston is a wonderful city for people who love to spend time outdoors. There are many hiking trails in Houston within a short drive of your Houston apartment. Take a break from working from home and get outside and see all that Houston has to offer as far as wonderful views and fresh air.

When walking through parks, be mindful of keeping your distance, wear a mask, and get the fresh air you deserve!

Houston Arboretum Hiking Trail

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center has more than ten trails mapped out for your walking pleasure. They have five different types of habitats on the premises: prairie, wetlands, ravine, savanna, and woodlands. You can download their app and go on a self-guided tour through the trails. The center is open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The park remains open for hikers, however, the playground is closed. 

Brazos Bend State Park

The Brazos Bend State Park is 45-minutes southwest of downtown Houston. The park contains 37 miles of waterfront hiking trails. The trails are complete with a boardwalk, observation deck, and a scavenger hunt. Entry is $7 per person and you must reserve passes online or by phone. The park is open from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm. The park is open for day use however, reservations are required. 

Buffalo Bayou Trail

The Buffalo Bayou Trail starts downtown and runs through to parks along the waterway. The trail is 15 miles of paved trails that offer views of the city as well as beautiful greenery. The park is open from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm. Currently, the playground, dog parks, volleyball courts, and restrooms are closed to encourage social distancing. 

Lake Livingston State Park

The Lake Livingston State Park consists of one of the largest lakes in the state. The park is nestled in the forest approximately 75 miles north of Houston. The park consists of quiet hiking trails through the forest with waterfront views. It costs $5 for passes into the park that must be reserved online or by phone. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The park is open for day use however reservations are required and masks are encouraged. 

Take some time to get outside and take in all that Houston has to offer. While you’re out taking in the views, listen to one of these educational podcasts. All of Houston’s city parks are open however, there may be limited parking in order to increase social distancing. For more information about Houston apartments, contact us today!

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