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Houston Hiking & Backpacking

 

Bayou City Outdoors loves to hike! We have several hiking events throughout the month including Hiking Buffalo Bayou. Also, check out our backpacking trips in and around Houston and Texas. We also take several trips throughout the year to the Appalachian Trail, Colorado, and other amazing back country destinations.

We follow the Leave No Trace Rules! Make sure that you know them whenever you go play outdoors!

 

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Places to Hike in and around Houston:

Huntsville State Park - About 7 miles south of Huntsville. A moderately easy day hike through the woods surrounding Lake Raven. Special attractions: Lake, lush forest, trail head at Nature Center. Click Here for Details

Memorial Park - This is an easy day in the heart of Houston. A 5-mile network of trails criss-cross the 155-acre center. The trails wind through a lush second growth forest of tall pines. Trail head off the Purple trail near the Soccer fields or park at the bike trails. Click Here for Details

Double Lake - Only 1 hour away from Houston and over 18 miles of new trails. A 5-mile hiking trail leads to Big Creek Scenic Area, and there is also access to the Lone Star Hiking Trail, which offers an opportunity to see the "back country" of East Texas. Click Here for Details

Lone Star Trail - This 129 mile National Recreation Trail meanders the breadth of the Sam Houston National Forest. There are many easy-to-find trail heads. Click Here for Details

Brazos Bend State Park - Brazos Bend State Park, approximately 28 miles southwest of Houston, covers roughly 5000 acres. Check map for various trail heads. Click Here for Details

Lake Houston - The Forest Trail, which does not feature much elevation change, is difficult due to its length: 8.82 mile loop. It starts at the parking lot. Click Here for Details

Helpful Resources

Bayou City Outdoors - Bayou City Outdoors is Houston's Outdoor Activities and Social Organization - We are the largest in the state of Texas, and we LOVE to hike! You can always find a hike, walk, or run on the calendar almost any day of the week! Click HERE for more information! www.BayouCityOutdoors.com

GHORBA (Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association)
- GHORBA works to advocate for mountain biking trails in and around the Houston area. These are the same trails that we use for hiking! You can find the conditions of the trails and more information on trails. More Information.

Lone Star Hiking Trail Club - A club that advocates for trails and educates the public about Texas Trails. Their main focus is the Lone Star Hiking Trail through the Piney Woods of East Texas. More information.

The Book: 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: Houston - You'll find hikes in and around Houston that you never would have even considered! This is a great companion if you love to get outdoors and you live in Houston! Click HERE for reviews & information.

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Events To Watch!
Bike by the Beach Ride!*
04/19/2014
Dragon Boat Team Water practice
04/19/2014
Hike Houston Arboretum
04/19/2014
Cemetery Bike Ride
04/20/2014
Monday Walk Houston's Hermann Park
04/21/2014
Evening Fitness @ the Memorial Park 3 mile loop!
04/21/2014
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
04/21/2014
Monday Post Walk Dinner
04/21/2014
Tango and Tchaikovsky: The Houston Symphony at Discovery Green
04/22/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
04/23/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
04/23/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
04/23/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
04/24/2014
DETAILS & PAY HERE - 2014 ROW
04/24/2014
Camping for ROW
04/24/2014
ROW - Sit & Sip Whiskey Tour to Garrison Brothers Distillery
04/25/2014
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
04/25/2014
ROW - Enchanted Rock Hike
04/25/2014
ROW Geocaching hike through Pedernales Falls SP
04/25/2014
ROW Fredericksburg Herb Farm
04/25/2014
ROW Killer Bunnies and more...
04/25/2014
ROW Killer Bunnies and more...
04/26/2014
ROW In the works - Wine Tasting & Music
04/26/2014
ROW Hike Pedernales State Park
04/26/2014
ROW Bike Ride @--Luckenbach Loop
04/26/2014
ROW Rock Climbing at Reimer's Ranch
04/26/2014
Rock Out Weekend - Swimming Hole Chill Out
04/27/2014
ROW Mountain bike ride on the ranch trails
04/27/2014
Biking Dixie Farm Road Park
04/27/2014
Central Market Wine Workshop: Discovery Wines
04/28/2014
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
04/28/2014
Evening Fitness @ the Memorial Park 3 mile loop!
04/28/2014
Monday Walk Houston's Hermann Park
04/28/2014
Post-walk dinner @ Ruggles Cafe
04/28/2014
Downtown Houston Photo Shoot and Photoshop Combo - Part II
04/29/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
04/30/2014
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

04/30/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
04/30/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
04/30/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
05/02/2014
The 2014 Houston Walk to Cure Arthritis
05/03/2014
BCO Dragon Boat Team
05/03/2014
Dragon Boat - Spectators, Cheerleaders!
05/03/2014
Bike for Mike
05/03/2014
Big Bend Adventure - Post-Trip Party
05/03/2014
Dinner at Maine-ly Sandwiches
05/04/2014
Mountain Biking at Timberlane Trails
05/04/2014
Hike Brazos Bend State Park 2014
05/04/2014
Aspen, Colorado Pre-Trip Meeting
05/04/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
05/05/2014
Post-walk dinner @ Ruggles Cafe
05/05/2014
YOGA at Discovery Green- FREE!!
05/06/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
05/07/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
05/07/2014
UHD Thursday Concerts - Bill Kirchen
05/08/2014
Annual ''Art Car Sneak Peek''
05/08/2014
Lake Ouachita Getaway! May 8-12
05/08/2014
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekend - READ FIRST*
05/09/2014
Colombian night: Happy Hour, Dinner & Live Music
05/09/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
05/09/2014
Kayaking and free Lady Antebellum concert!
05/10/2014
22nd Annual ROLLING HILLS CHALLENGE 2014
05/10/2014
Arches, Canyonlands, Goblin Valley & The San Rafeal Swell, TRIP IS FULL
05/10/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
05/10/2014
Tour de Cure - San Antonio
05/10/2014
Annual Art Car Parade
05/10/2014
Highlights of Houston Ballet at MOT
05/10/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
05/10/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Whitewater Kayaking 101
05/11/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
05/12/2014
Monday Post Walk Dinner
05/12/2014
YOGA at Discovery Green- FREE!!
05/13/2014
Bike to Work Day
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/15/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/16/2014
Port Aransas or Bust! - Mayan Princess with ACSA
05/16/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
05/16/2014
Crawfish Boil and Catfish Fry at David''s
05/17/2014
Kayaking at David''s before Crawfish Boil
05/17/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/17/2014
Whitewater weekend with Arkansas Canoe Club
05/17/2014
Empty Bowls - Houston Food Bank
05/17/2014
BCO - A Walk in the Woods
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/18/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
05/21/2014
BCO Member Dinner
05/21/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
05/21/2014
UHD Thursday Concerts - Quiet Company
05/22/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
05/23/2014
Davis Mountains hiking
05/23/2014
Italy & Hike the Amalfi Coast - The Wrapper
05/24/2014
Cool time on the water/BBQ
05/25/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
05/28/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
05/30/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/30/2014
Best Hikes & Cities of Switzerland Tour! Enjoy 9 days of hiking and sightseeing in majestic Switzerland
05/30/2014
Hike Italy's Amalfi Coast - the Main Event!
05/31/2014
Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic Bike Ride - HOLD THE DATE!
06/01/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Event Leader Dinner
06/05/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
06/06/2014
BCO & REI Present: Summertime Dogs 101 – Hikes, Health & Happy Paws
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

06/09/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Progressive Member Dinner
06/12/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
06/13/2014
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekend - READ FIRST*
06/13/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
06/14/2014
Kayaking and free James Taylor concert!
06/14/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

06/14/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Whitewater Kayaking 101
06/15/2014
Wine Country Tour of Sonoma & Napa!
06/19/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
06/20/2014
Vallejo (Rock Band)
06/20/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

06/20/2014
Colorado_Aspen
06/21/2014
BCO BIRTHDAY BASH
06/21/2014
Summerfest - free Concert Series
06/27/2014
Kayaking and free Lionel Richie concert!
07/12/2014
Bikes, Bats, Brews, B-Cycles on Buffalo Bayou!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/12/2014
BCO - A Walk in the Woods
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/12/2014
Bayou City Outdoors & REI Present: SUP 101 – Stand Up & Paddle!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/14/2014
Tour of Iceland - RSVP here for more INFO
07/15/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/18/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Summer Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/31/2014
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2014
08/03/2014
Lunch in Alpine TX Before Fitness Week
08/03/2014
Kayaking and/or Hiking in Scotland
08/09/2014
Machu Picchu (Peru) hiking
08/18/2014
VBT Ireland Bicycle Tour
08/25/2014
River trip on the Rio Chama over labor day weekend
08/29/2014
Maryland Bicycle trip to Chesapeake Bay area
09/07/2014
Wine Tasting on the River Adventures - Snake River rafting through Hells Canyon
09/14/2014
Dinner Before Pineywoods Ride
10/03/2014
Bike East Texas--Pineywoods Purgatory
10/04/2014
Backpacking The Ozark Highlands Trail
10/09/2014
Nepal Trek
10/10/2014
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015


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