Best Easy Day Hikes Houston

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Best Easy Day Hikes Houston includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes around Houston, Texas. Discover trails that wind along bayous, traverse forests, or show you a different side of downtown—including incredibly varied settings at the Houston Arboretum, Memorial Park, the Bear Creek Trail, and Herman Brown Park. Look inside for:• Thirty-minute strolls to three-hour adventures• Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best ...

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Overview

Best Easy Day Hikes Houston includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes around Houston, Texas. Discover trails that wind along bayous, traverse forests, or show you a different side of downtown—including incredibly varied settings at the Houston Arboretum, Memorial Park, the Bear Creek Trail, and Herman Brown Park. Look inside for:• Thirty-minute strolls to three-hour adventures• Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for dogs, children, birding, and great views• GPS coordinates

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762752942
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Best Easy Day Hikes Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,367,160
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Stelter has been hiking, writing and taking photographs for 40 years. He is the Hiking Editor-Texas, for radio/magazine, "Great American Outdoor Trails," a radio show with a listening audience of 4.5 million. The program devotes 15 minute segments to hiking in Texas, and its Podcasts, along with a weekly web-based newsletter, are read by over 100,000 subscribers. Keith has also made numerous guest appearances on radio talk shows throughout Texas. Keith is also the Executive Director of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association (TOWA); and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA); Texas Master Naturalists; North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA); and American Trails Association. His articles and photographs have been featured on several web-sites including, "Travel with a Challenge" and "Trips and Journeys." Keith is a columnist for the HCN newspaper group, which serves the greater Houston area and has a total circulation of 745,000 readers. He is also the author of Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio, FalconGuides, 2008.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 10

Map Legend 12

Trail Finder 13

The Hikes

1 George Bush Park: Barker to Bayou Bridge 17

2 Terry Hershey Park: Cardinal and Blue Jay Loop Trails 21

3 Terry Hershey Park: Robin and Robin Loop Trails 26

4 Bear Creek Nature Trail 31

5 Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary 36

6 Boone Road Park 40

7 Keith-Weiss Park 45

8 Herman Brown Park 50

9 Hermann Park 55

10 MacGregor Park 60

11 Brays Bayou: Calhoun Road to Scott Street 64

12 John T. Mason Park 69

13 West 11th Street Nature Trail 73

14 White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail 78

15 Memorial Park: Purple, Yellow, Red, Blue, and Orange Loops 83

16 Houston Arboretum: Outer Loop 88

17 Houston Arboretum: Inner Loops 93

18 Buffalo Bayou: Tinsley Trail 98

19 Buffalo Bayou: Blue Lagoon Trail 103

20 Buffalo Bayou: Sabine Street to Waugh Street 108

Houston Area Hiking Clubs 113

Appendix: The Art of Hiking 114

About the Author 119

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