Easy Hikes Close to Home: Houston

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Menasha Ridge Press, Mar 15, 2013 - Travel - 96 pages
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The guide highlights factors such as location, access, directions, distance, and scenery. Included are both newly established trails and older trails ripe for rediscovery. Based on the author's own research, this handy guide introduces the best easy day hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Houston helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information.
 

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Contents

About the Author
4
Introduction
5
Trail Recommendations
8
URBAN HOUSTON
11
Hike 1 Buffalo Bayou Park Hike and Bike Trail
12
Hike 2 White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail
18
Cardinal Mockingbird and Blue Jay Trails
22
West Trails
27
Big Creek Loop Trail
52
Hike 10 Galveston Island State Park Trails
56
Dogwood Trail
61
Lake Trail
65
OUTLYING HIKES
70
Big Slough Trail
71
Martyn and Karankawa Trails
75
Kirby Nature Trail
79

Cambodia Trail
32
East Trails
37
STATE PARKS NEAR HOUSTON
42
Water Oak Trail
43
Main Loop
47
Shoveler Pond Trail
84
Stubblefield North Hike
89
Hike 18 Lake Jackson Wilderness Park Trail
93
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About the author (2013)

A native of Houston, Laurie Roddy has been writing for more than 25 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 career include hiking, golf, and traveling. She has hiked the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Olympia, Mt. Rainier, the Davis Mountains, Big Bend, the Smokey Mountains, St. Johns in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all around the Houston area. She is a contributing writer for Cy-Fair Magazine and a freelance writer. Laurie is the author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Houston.

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