What we’re about
Adults of 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.
Dogs are not allowed @ any events hosted by Houston Urban Trekkers. No exceptions.
For longer hikes and camping trips, please visit another meetup - Houston Area Trails & More.
For various eclectic events, cultural, musical, free, please see another meetup - “More and More”
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Morning Walk Southampton 100 years old. ~6 milesFleming Park, Houston, TX
Southampton is 100 years old, let’s see how much is still original.
Path will be regular sidewalks, be prepared for cracked surfaces and tree roots. Should be nice temps, as always dress for weather, have water, will pass by various retail for any emergency.
Please see photos of where to meet and our path, will be close to right at 6 miles.
Parking all around the Park.
- Weds. Evening Walk~Fonn Villas/Frostwood (6.3 Miles)Total Wine & More, Houston, TX
Join Houston Urban Trekkers for a Weds. evening walk thru the Fonn Villas/Frostwood neighborhood.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. We will be walking on concrete- any supportive sports-type shoe will do.
Bring a 🔦Flashlight. Neighborhood has lamp posts but we may walk thru some unlit areas.
Group keeps a walking pace of 3miles/hr. We will walk up & down the neighborhood streets to get our steps in then return to parking area.
Restrooms available (prior to event) inside Total Wine.
Group meets in front of store's entrance and begins hike together as a group.
- Bike Ride +/- 16 miles Sims Bayou Milby Park to MLKCharles H Milby Park, Houston, TX
The Sims Bayou Hike and Bike Trail is near completion, only bit left is under SH288. This bike ride will take us from the eastern terminus west to MLK. Please see photos of where we meet - the beginning of the trail in Milby Park, should be clear. I’m 832 600 4678, can’t promise to hear it.
Have helmet and all necessary gear. Trail is all concrete. Most is flat, down and under street crossings and some natural swoops along the bayou. Mostly sunny, spots of shade. Scattered water fountains in some parks.
I am not a super speedy biker, I guess 9 - 10mph, depending on ups and downs. I have been known to curl up and whimper if facing steep inclines against the wind. No one will get lost, trail is obvious, out and back same way.
- Woodland Heights Christmas Lights ~6.5 miles Stude ParkStude Park, Houston, TX
Rather than gargantuan immense displays, Woodland Heights has more ‘homier’ and cozier displays. Some bizarre, clever and inventive.
Parking spaces at Stude Park on Usener or in a big lot next to ball fields and portacan. Probably safer on street across from very brightly decorated house (see photo). Please see in photos exactly where to meet, I will be at intersection of Michaux and Usener.
It’s very subjective to decide which blocks have best stuff, one block may have lots of really nice stuff, one block may be almost empty but for one super cool thing, anyway, I’ve been through here and think I’ve routed the most worthwhile.
There are a couple convenience stores on Studewood we’ll pass to pop in for restroom or emergency Twinkies.
Mostly all sidewalk, but as all over Houston, lots of tree roots to trip you up.
Have a little light, at least your phone light, I have had a spill stepping in a sidewalk hole.
As seen in map in photos, easy to cut short and head back any time.
Note Historic Photo ~ it's the corner of Byrne and Michaux~1987. I’m at the end of the pen holding big lunky camcorder.