It’s Time to Take a Hike in Texas!
The best way to experience Houston is by hiking it. Explore Buffalo Bayou Park, one of the top urban parks in the country. Nature-watch at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, or challenge yourself with a long hike on the Lone Star Hiking Trail. Local author and hiking expert Laurie Roddy has selected the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the city. This perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems transports you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings thatrenew your spirit and recharge your body.
With Roddy as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of its best hikes. The author provides expert tips about where to go and what to expect when you get there. Plus, each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance & configuration, hiking time, difficulty, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility, as well as details about the history and natural history of the area. GPS-based trail maps and elevation profiles, along with clear directions to the trailheads, help to ensure that you always know where you are and where you’re going.
Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area,60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Houston and the surrounding communities.
A native of Houston,Laurie Roddy has been writing for almost 30 years on everything from computers to sports. She started her own company, Roddy Communications, Inc., in 1997 after working as a technical writer for Compaq Computer Corporation for 10 years. Her main interests and current writing subjects include hiking, golf, and traveling. She has hiked the Rocky Mountains, Mount Olympia, Mount Rainier, the Davis Mountains, Big Bend, the Smoky Mountains, St. Johns in the US Virgin Islands, and all around the Houston area.She is the curator for an outdoor event website in Houston called Get Out Here Houston (getoutherehouston.org) and a freelance writer.
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