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Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Aussie coming to Houston on 03/01/2009 22:59:02 MST Print View

Hi all,

Hopefully I will be Houston later this year and wanting to know of any good spots to hike in the area or not too far from.

Any links or info you might have from your experience would be great.

Cheers
Mark

Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 00:13:44 MST Print View

I lived in Houston for many years. Great place for restaurants, art, medicine, and employment. I cannot recommend hiking in the area aside from urban parks.

If you reach Arkansas or central Texas your options improve.

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Re: Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 02:02:58 MST Print View

Thanks Jeremy, that's a shame to hear. Hopefully I can find something.

Cheers

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 08:28:29 MST Print View

I always feel sorry for anyone having to go to Houston. But the people who live there always go on and on about how great it is, 100 degree / 100% humidity, nightmare trafic and all. You can always go to Galveston / Port Boliver, and go a long ways down the beach. I was in REI there, and remember seeing some big maps with what looked like hundreds of miles of trails there. You can also check web sites like http://www.texasoutside.com/hikebike/houstonhikingtrails.htm

and http://www.bayoucityoutdoors.com/clubportal/ClubStatic.cfm?clubID=3&pubmenuoptID=9078

Rod Guajardo
(Rod_G) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 08:59:08 MST Print View

Check out the 129-mile long Lone Star Trail:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/texas/recreation/sam_houston/lonestarhiking.shtml

Hope this helps,
Rod

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 09:18:58 MST Print View

If you want a pleasant walk through typical east Texas woods, try Huntsville State Park, which is north of Houston. Late May through September can be very hot and humid.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 09:21:14 MST Print View

So what kind of shape is the Lone Star Trail in? I had heard it had some problems, before the hurricane. Anyone done any of it?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Aussie coming to Houston on 03/02/2009 09:29:57 MST Print View

You should go see Big Bend National Park, even though it is several hours away. I'd bet there are organized trips out of Houston in the fall you could take part in.

Stuart Armstrong
(strong806) - F

Locale: Near the AT
Re: Houston on 03/03/2009 11:36:01 MST Print View

Enchanted Rock is pretty cool, around 3 hours from Houston.


Also, The Goodwater Loop is 26 miles around Lake Georgetown, about 2 and a half hours from Houston.

Edited by strong806 on 03/04/2009 11:14:20 MST.