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All Ages Welcome! You must be of reasonable fitness level to participate in posted events. Our hikes keep a pace of approx. 3miles/hr.

Hikes (4-7 miles) will be posted on a regular basis in the greater Houston area. This will be our main purpose for “Meeting Up”. Check our calendar for weekday, weeknight, & weekend events.

On occasion, we will post longer hikes, bicycle rides, & other outdoor activities as suggested by our members. Feel free to message the organizers, we invite your suggestions.

We will do our best to give complete information about each posting to help you decide whether to participate.

For longer hikes and camping trips, please visit another meetup - Houston Area Trails & More

Upcoming events (5)

🎃Halloween Eve Costumed Hike~Memorial Park Loop Trail (6.6 Miles)

Memorial Park Running Trails Center

Come walk Memorial park on Halloween Eve with Houston Urban Trekkers! This will be a costumed hike~ a costume is not mandatory but it does make the night more fun. Don't stress about what to wear~ a 🎃Halloween themed t-shirt or even a silly headband will do. Hiking Path: 6.6 miles around the Memorial Park Leibermann Loop trail. The trail is 3 miles long- we will walk twice around the trail. Group meets @ Running Center 7575 N Picnic Ln. Hike begins promptly @ 7PM. If your GPS takes you to the purple trailhead you have gone to the wrong place and will not find the group. **Allow Extra Time for Parking** Parking: free parking available @ Running Center and along N Picnic Ln. Do not bring your dog. Dogs not allowed @ any events hosted by Houston Urban Trekkers. What to Bring: Water, bug spray, flashlight.🔦 This hike begins & ends in the dark. There are lamp posts along the trail but we may walk thru some unlit areas. Sunset~ 6:36PM Shoes: Wear comfortable walking/running shoes. Any supportive sports type shoe will do.

Costumed Hike~ 🎃Halloween Night~Walk thru Memorial Villages (5.2 Miles)

👻In celebration of Halloween, this will be a costumed hike. Costumes are not mandatory but it does make the night more fun. Don't stress too much about what to wear~ a Halloween themed t-shirt or even a silly headband will do. Halloween falls on a full moon! I’ve sketched out a route through the villages (separate little incorporated towns that are not Houston) Some historical markers and an 1846 house. The area settled by mostly German farmers became the residential area it is now in the 1940’s, like most of Houston, you can see some original mid-century mixed with brand new. Excellent intact wide sidewalks throughout, some connecting trails are pea gravel, few stretches on roads, but they’re dead ends or quiet residential. One short stretch is still a hard packed dirt road! This is very high end residential, huge houses and one stretch is like walking through a park. Sunset~ 6:35PM What to Bring: 🔦Flashlight. There are lamp posts in the neighborhood but they are rather dim. We will be walking through some dark streets. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Have face mask 😷 available if you plan to go inside Krogers. Restroom available inside Krogers prior to hike.

Sun. Evening Hike (5 Miles) Terry Hershey- Meet @ Wycliffe Dr

Join Houston Urban Trekkers for a Sunday evening walk @ Terry Hershey park. Path: From meeting spot, we will hike towards Dairy Ashford Rd & return. Hike begins promptly @ 6PM. **NOTE** Group meets in Rustling Pines Neighborhood. 300 Wycliffe Dr. Map pin is correct. Meet group in front of giant power lines. This is an out & back hike on a combination asphalt/dirt trail. We will hike @ a pace of 3 miles/hr. What to Bring: Water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat. Summer is upon us! Please bring & drink plenty of water! Do not bring your dog. Dogs not allowed @ any events hosted by Houston Urban Trekkers. Shoes: Wear comfortable walking/running shoes. Any supportive sports type shoe will do. Restrooms: no restrooms along hiking route. Car break-ins are a big problem in Houston- especially @ hiking trails. Do not Leave Valuables in Your Car. It's best to not leave anything visible (regardless of value) in your vehicle. Leave Valuables @ home or lock them in your vehicle PRIOR to leaving home.

Free Thursday~Houston Museum of Natural Science

NOT an actual hosted event. But I’ll be there. Already on duty. I will be in Paleo, telling people fun stuff. The Science museum is free Thursdays from 2-5PM. You still need to get a ticket. (not because of virus, they always want to know how many people are there, we’re not going to hit any kind of capacity). Being a weekday, it’s not crowded. As a volunteer, we are called on for double duty to cover for laid off staff. So don’t climb on anything, lick anything, or get sick. You will find touchscreens and interactive stuff turned off. Energy hall is almost pointless. Body Worlds, extra special paid exhibit is now open, so if you have time, come early for that. We have lots of training on-line but ‘one on one’ training for new volunteers (I’m a Mentor, so I get to do that) has to wait awhile. I heard they were working out a provisional volunteer program to wait out the virus. Parking: try free "Lot A". You can also park @ zoo and walk over. Paid parking garage adjacent to museum.

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Morning Walk Memorial Villages (5+ Miles)

Kroger

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