Hershey Park - Trail, Houston, Texas

Hershey Park - Trail, Houston, Texas

DESCRIPTION

Trail for joggers, walkers, and road/mountain bikers for a few yards, and then a trail going off the paved path. The paved part is nice for jogging and things like that, but boring for riding a bike. Runs along the Buffalo Bayou with lots of trees.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 11, 2014]
Ryan
Cross Country Rider

I rode this trail for the first time today. There are a lot of chaotic tiny loops once you FINALLY get to the dirt part of the trail. The trail intertwines within itself and I got confused as to which path to choose. Guess I need to ride it a few more times to get it down. I started from the Beltway 8 service road meets the trail, so I had to ride on the concrete pathway FOREVER full of hikers and runners (no big deal) before I FINALLY found the dirt trail. It will be hard to rate this trail because I have not rode any other Houston trails yet, but compared to other places I have rode, seems like there is too much going and by that I mean I am looking for a MTN bike trail, not a family day trail. Some places have two way trails, others are single track and you can get into some serious traffic. Usually had to dismount and let others pass while I was in the bushes.

Also, I have heard of a section called the Anthills. Supposed to be awesome. I could not find them. Maybe I went the wrong way when I had the option (1 of many times) to go left or right

Aerobic difficuly 3 - Because the concrete path provides a fast paced aerobic difficulty.

Technical difficulty 4 - Not because the trail is diffcult to ride, but because it is difficult to navigate

Overall 4 - This trail seems to have potential and maybe I approached it wrong and maybe I need more experience navigating the PUZZLE trails. I will defintely return because of close proximity, but will be seeking other trails to explore. I also need to find those darn Anthills, heard they are great!

Customer Service

Bring a coin and flip it everytime you need to decide.

Similar Products Used:

None yet!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 24, 2013]
sp00j
Cross Country Rider

Wide open singletrack leading into wooded semi-technical singletrack along a bayou with multiple elevation parallel paths going approx 4.5 miles. Is out and back, not loop. There is BMX dirt jump area at the east end of the trail just past Wilcrest. Enjoy some gopro video of the beginning of the trail starting from Terry Hershey Park.........

http://youtu.be/J5ITihMfl_g

Customer Service

Start at Terry Hershey Park off Memorial Near Eldridge and go east past Wilcrest where trail ends at BMX dirt jumping area. It is about 4.5 miles out and back ride. There are multiple parallel paths to vary the climbing and aerobic workout. Nice drops, bridges & technical stuff here and there. Scenic and shaded. You can add paved trail to ride if wanted. Paved stuff is on opposite side of bayou and goes east to beltway 8 & goes west to hwy 6 and then into george bush park.

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Nothing comparable on west side but Flintridge out north in Woodlands has been expanded, Double Lake 59 N is good, Cypresswood on NW side off 249 is easier and expanded but is cool, Lake Houston SP on NE side, Jack Brooks in Hitchcock is next best thing to Ant Hills since Memorial Park near downtown has been shut down to just main loops and the trees are mostly dead from drought - sadness.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 16, 2004]
Outdoor-Joe
Cross Country Rider

Overall, this is a very fun trial. It has plenty of technical challenges along with some physical challenges but is not so difficult as to overwhelm most riders. It provides a little bit of everything including jumps, bridge crossings, logs, roots, rocks, and whoop-dee-doos.

Customer Service

I prefer to start at Terry Hershey Park (located just west of Eldridge on Memorial Drive), take the paved path across Buffalo Bayou, and then drop down to the trails just below Eldridge. From here you can go fast and furious all the way to the bowls I like to call The Promise Land just east of Willcrest. You can see a detailed ride plan, complete with mileage, at www.outdoor-joe.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 13, 2004]
trailbike
Weekend Warrior

Rider below, get your info correct. Horba might of installed some bridges but us locals have been building these trails long before they where whoever they think they are? (over 20 years).

Customer Service

any and all

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 06, 2004]
dmack9
Cross Country Rider

Start at Terry Hershey Park on Memorial Drive. nice parking lot, it has restrooms and your car won't get vandelized. Just before you head out look at the map posted at the trail head. It will be paved trails for awhile then it will turn into single track , at this point we should all should get on our knees and thank GHORBA for a great job they do. Anyway the dirt trails are on the south side of the park and you head east. Ride fast Ride hard keep your head up and have fun. Keep Buffalo Bayou on your left and you will have a great time. After it rains the trail is really slick (clay) but,the day after it rains it hooks up like a mofo.http://www.briarhills.org/HersheyPark/HersheyPark.htm

Customer Service

Any Trail, On any Bike is a Good Day

Similar Products Used:

Rocky Hill Ranch, Huntsville,Bluff Creek Ranch,and yes even cypresswood all though it is not very long, if you get the lead out of your ass it could be very fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 24, 2003]
sirius black
Weekend Warrior

stay away from the beltway parking lot. we started riding from there a couple of weeks ago and had a nice welcome home of a broken window and all the gear stolen. if you see two guys in a red japanese sports car hanging out call the cops!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 09, 2003]
eddddd04
Cross Country Rider

Great trail, but not the very best. Watch out for some people and people with dogs that sometimes wander on to the trails.

Customer Service

Many ways to get there, but the easiest is to use the I-10 enterence and ride on the pavement a while until you see the dirt trail. Go under the bridge.

Similar Products Used:

Except for Memorial Park, none in Houston> Go to the Texas Hill Country for the very best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 20, 2003]
Ken

You have a choice of riding on the asphalt or dirt trails that follow the bayou. The trail is diversed, offering level and inclined riding. I would recommend to the all levels of riders.

Customer Service

I personally start at the Hwy. 6 location, which is just south of memorial drive. If travelling south on Hwy. 6, cross Memorial and start looking right. The entry to the park is south of the dam. You enter here and travel from this point to four or five different asphalt trails. This trail crosses several main streets, Eldridge, Kirkwood, Wilcrest. Total miles is about 16.

Similar Products Used:

Review the trail map at the starting point for the various trails included in this park. Some are lever for intermediate riders and some are sloped for more advanced riders. Great for joggers and roller bladers.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 08, 2003]
Jeff & Kerri Campbell

Used to ride the singletrack everyday thanks to the good hookup down at Champion Cyclery. Now we are back in California riding the damn fire roads. Not too many good single tracks with trees in Orange County. Be careful what you wish for.

Customer Service

Park at Dairy Ashford, drop in down the back of the parking lot into the trail system, left or right your pick... Left: easy fun and fast... Right: twisty up and downs with some hairy spots. Nothing to worry too much about. Come back any which way you can find.

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Memorial park is too crowded during the times we could get out there...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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