Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

We Run This Town: Our Favorite Houston Trails

You’ve stretched out your hammies, leashed up your good dogs, and are ready to crank out the mileage. But where to?

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

9 Tips for New Runners, Bikers, and Walkers In Houston

And everyone else, really.

01/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy Trails

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020

Eight bayous will be connected through the $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Buffalo Bayou's East Sector?

Along with bringing recreational greenspace to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, which have been cut off from the waterway and from each other for far too long, the East Sector will make for the greatest bike ride ever.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The High Life

This Summer's Guide to the Coolest Mountain Getaways

It’s hot, Houston. Head for the hills—no, make that mountains.

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow, Katharine Shilcutt, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Melissa Fields

The Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 26-28

Bard meets barre, biking the Bayou City, and a reason to be excited about a bus ride.

05/25/2017 By Scott Vogel

Road Hazards

The Worldwide Ride of Silence Takes to Houston's Streets

The annual group bike ride seeks to raise awareness for cycling deaths at home and across the nation.

05/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Climb to the Sky in Garner State Park

The trails might be challenging, but they're worth it.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Fitness Friday

Backpacking 101: How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes

These five pitfalls could derail your outdoor adventure.

02/17/2017 By Andrea Park

Get Out

Sunday Streets Heads West to the Energy Corridor

This might be your one and only chance to ride down a totally car-less Eldridge Drive.

09/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

What Do You Get When You Cross a Bicycle Rally and a Scavenger Hunt?

The 11th annual bike tour through the Heights raises money for the historic neighborhood.

09/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Keep it Movin'

Houston's Bike Share Program to Triple in Size

Over the next two years, the program will add nearly 600 bikes.

08/24/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Houston's Shadiest Spots for a Stroll

Under the leafy oaks and tall pines of our three favorite walking paths, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell you’re in the city at all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's Only Natural

Need a Break from Your Vegas Vacation? Try a National Park

Four of the country's most scenic national parks are within an easy drive from Sin City.

04/25/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

X Marks the Spot

When in Rome, Geocache

Who said treasure hunts were only for for Tom Hanks and Nicolas Cage movies?

02/03/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Biking the Anthills in Terry Hershey Park

Take in 500 unspoiled acres of Buffalo Bayou from your bike.

01/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tips

An Expert Traveler's Go-To List

Pack it and forget it. You'll be glad you did.

10/08/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

Get Outta Town

A Cool Mountain Retreat

Escape the Houston summer doldrums in Durango, Colorado.

08/07/2015 By Maggie Berardo