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Columbia Tap Trail ~10 Miles
The HATs hike is out of town with a Houston Outdoors camping event, so here’s a simple urban in town walk for us. In Google maps you can enter Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion or 1500 Hermann Drive to get there, Apple maps is screwy. We will be in front of the garden entrance in Parking Lot “C”, across the street from the Health Museum. We do a mile or so through Hermann Park, a bit down the bayou along MacGregor, then straight down the Columbia Tap, a rail to trails project, flat on a paved path. The path has very little shade, so prepared for sun cover with a hat, clothing and sunscreen. We make it downtown near the stadiums and head back. About HATS (https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/about/) What you need to hike (https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/pages/20893013/What_do_I_need_to_hike/) Weather Forecast (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-95.38290138251683&lat=29.715438597448937) About the Columbia Tap Trail (https://www.traillink.com/trail/columbia-tap-rail-trail/) Google Hike Map (https://drive.google.com/open?id=18n2v6j1o-ui9cIqJMvGf11zV5hk&usp=sharing) PDF Hike Map (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8zFw2naXhuORUY0OWdMcWpxYlk) JPG Hike Map (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8zFw2naXhuOeElDYXp2OUh6a0k) Optional after hike event: Barnaby's Cafe (http://barnabyscafe.com/) at 1801 Binz. Barnaby's is about three blocks from the hike start and the parking is tight, so we'll just stop there on the way back.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

1500 Hermann Drive · Houston

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What we're about

This group is for people who enjoy hiking and want to explore the trails of the Houston area and beyond. We hike every weekend. Our hikes are normally 10-12 miles so a reasonable fitness level is needed. We plan camping trips once a month, mostly around Texas with occasional trips to various National Parks and other special hiking location.

To find out more about our hikes and what you may need to prepare for a hike.
https://www.hatsandmore.org/

For more on where we hike and camp, look at our Houston hikes map.
https://www.hatsandmore.org/houston-hikes

Then join us to trace out your own path on the map.

HATs leaders are fellow hiking enthusiast, not guides. We encourage all members to plan for hikes as if they are going solo as the best way to assure safety. Hiker's planning should including of being of reasonable fitness for the event and carrying the needed water and food for a long hike. Then to enjoy the day with friends. In the event of trouble we encourage each member to ask for assistance, we are here to help each other.

We are affiliated with other Meetup groups that each offer great outdoor activities in a spirit of friendship and sharing.

Houston Outdoors
https://www.meetup.com/HoustonOutdoorsGroup/

National Parks and More
https://www.meetup.com/NaPa-More/

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