Ant Hills - TRAIL

Ant Hills - Trail, Houston, Texas

25 miles of flat, half blacktop half river bottoms up and downlittle hills.

User Reviews (99)

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sandwichking   Weekend Warrior [Feb 20, 2011]

Today is my first time to hit the anthills. I've been riding for about a year in Houston, gotta say this may be my new favorite. I usually ride Memorial because its about 2 miles from the pad, if your burnt out on the crowded root ridden trails of memorial......come out this way. Great view along the bayou, not near as crowded. It has similar trail conditions as Cypresswood.

I thought it was a little tuff to find, but worth the minor trouble!!!!!

Customer Service

From Downtown take I-10 west and exit Kirkwood, turn left (south). Stay on Kirkwood until you get to Memorial. Park somewhere at this intersection (there is a big strip center here). Ride your bike south on Kirkwood until you get to a big bridge, trail head is here.

Hope this helps.....ride hard!

Similar Products Used: Cypresswood, Memorial, Sugarland Trail.
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4
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3
kmg444   Weekend Warrior [Jan 14, 2011]

Best trail around. Goes along bayou making it awesome. I'm kind of a beginner so I was a little worried after the first few drops. Awesome trail, a must ride.

Customer Service

I-10 to wilcrest

Similar Products Used: Cypresswood, Huntsville, Memorial
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5
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4
ibzman   Weekend Warrior [Jun 29, 2009]

The trails at Terry Hershy Park are terrific. There are about 25 miles of road trails "one way" and 15-20 miles of single track on the other side of the bayou. The single track dirt trails are fun and well maintained. I recommend riding with a partner on dirt because the trails are tight with many trees. There is also a freestyle "bowl" with many jumps with landing ramps, drop ins, and whip to do's. This trail is extremely well maintained. When it rains the locals shut down the trails so it doesn't destroy the track. It is lots of fun. My 6 year old daughter rides the beginner trail and loves them.

This is one of the best trails to ride in Houston. My house backs up to the trailhead, so, I'm a bit biased...

Customer Service

For riding on dirt, I recommend parking at the trail head on beltway 8 / buffalo bayou and ride to Wilcrest road, take a left go over the bridge "Buffalo Bayou" and the entrance is about 200 yard on left "across from Lakeside Country Club" after spending time in the bowl one can cross Wilcrest and travel toward Buffalo Bayou and before you get to the bridge the entrance to the single track is on the left. This trail goes for miles. There are two levels of the trails the top and the bayou, so the trail traverses from the top to the bayou. This gives you many downhills and uphill climbs. Its a great fun and a nice challenge.

Enjoy!!!

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4
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3
zachmillonzi   Weekend Warrior [Mar 22, 2009]

The Anthills are a blast to ride, the trails aren't too hard (unless you ride where it's hard) and it's a fun weekend ride, the only thing that I don't like about this trail is that it runs along the bayou and I hate being able to see water 10-15 feet down the whole time right next to me, all though I ride the top trails mainly. I'd hate to fall into the bayou. If you want a nice ride, this is a great trail, I love the open singletrack in the beggining for the first mile or mile and a half. That's my favorite part because it's not along the water, I still love this trail and it's the closest trail to my house so I go to it every two weeks or so. It might sound like I don't like this trail, but I love it! Memorial Park's Ho Chi Minh trails beat these in my mind any day, if you have a chance, go there and then ride these.

Customer Service

Go under the bridge at Eldridge and have a blast all the way through!

Similar Products Used: Ho Chi Minh Trails in Memorial Park
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4
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4
paul Herring   Cross Country Rider [Dec 26, 2008]

The Anthills have long been my favorite trail in the Houston area. It has everything a biker could want, given the elevation of Houston. The off road trail has changed since hurricane Ike made its way through the South East Texas coast. Most of the lower trails are no longer ridable or are cluttrerd with debris from Ike. The trail gnomes have carved new twists and turns in the upper section to make it more difficult and also more fun. Most of the trail is on the higher side by the paved sections or the golf course that is nearby. Off road riders will get a good workout and have a blast doing it. The off road section by itself is probably about 4 miles one way. When the trail is wet hit the pavement for a long ride that is a good change of pace as well as a good place to meet other riders. If you ride from Highway 6 to the end of the trail at Beltway 8 it is about 7.5 miles. Do the math and you can get a good 15 mile ride in. The trail is also hilly with twists and turns to keep you on your toes. This trail is a definite must if you live on the west side of town, but even if you don't, go check it out and make a day of it. Get on your Bike and Ride!!!!

Customer Service

Park at the Levy off Highway 6 and follow the trail all the way to the Beltway. Off road section starts at the Eldrich Bridge and goes to Wilcrest and beyond. You will be riding along side Buffalo Bayou no matter which trail you ride.

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4
VALUE
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3
biga6462   Cross Country Rider [Jun 18, 2008]

I just found this trail recently and wished I would have found it a long time ago. It is not the most technical trail in the world but not bad for a city. I enjoy actually putting some miles on compared to doing short mileage circles at Memorial Park. People seem to be more friendly here also.

Customer Service

I like to follow as close to the bayou as possible, but there are many other options.

Similar Products Used: Memorial Park, Paved Terry Hershey Park Trail
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4
VALUE
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3
Ashley   Cross Country Rider [Jun 13, 2008]

This a pretty fun trail for being in the Houston area plus it is way better than Memorial Park. A few good jumps and other things to keep you on your toes. I wish I would have found this place a long time ago because I have become bored with Memorial.

Similar Products Used: Memorial Park, Terry Hershey Park Paved Portion
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5
VALUE
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4
robbmatt   Cross Country Rider [Dec 28, 2007]

I live in the East Texas area and regularly ride some pretty good trails. I checked out the Ant Hills in Houston today and was pretty disappointed. The signage is horrible and the trail has been terribly eroded. The paved areas are nice for a Sunday stroll, but the off road sections are quite lacking. Next time I will bring my road bike!

Customer Service

Just followed the route of some of the other reviews.

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2
VALUE
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3
Robin   Weekend Warrior [Mar 26, 2007]

These trails span Hershey Park. Paved, non-paved, flat, hills, hairpin turns... its got it all (outside of real mnts.) for a place located in one of the flatest cities in the US.

I am satisfied fully as an intermidiate rider and can even bring my son since there are differences for any age and level.

I am very fortunate to live close to these trails.

Customer Service

Bltwy 8 heading west ; Memorial entrance heading west

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5
VALUE
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4
thebat411   Weekend Warrior [Feb 13, 2007]

This is a great trail. I love how it's so long. It's not really that technical, but it's still pretty good especially for a cardio work out. It's not like the Memorial trails where you finish it in no time. It's pretty extended. The single track is the best. When you get to the end of the trail you have a nice surprise waiting for you at the end. You'll find a track with a bunch of dirt ramps so you can fly around in the air. It is so awesome.

Customer Service

If traveling from I-10 East going west bound, exit HWY 6/Addicks exit and make a left under the the freeway. Park where you see an Enterprise Rental. It'll be on you right side. The Enterprise is right before Briarhill Pkwy. If you pass it then turn around and it'll be right after that street. You'll see all the cars with bike racks in the parking lot. You'll find plenty of riders around there that can tell you where to go to get to the ant hills. Once they send you off to the right direction, you can't get lost. Just follow all the bike tracks on the dirt/grass. It'll lead you to your destination.

Similar Products Used: Jack Brooks and Memorial trails are my other two favorites. Jack Brooks is pretty fun. Just becareful with that damn see-saw ramp in the playground. You can have a nasty fall on it if you don't catch enough speed.
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5
VALUE
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4
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