The Anthills (Terry Hershey Park)

Difficulty: 
Length: 
9.30 miles
Status: 

Technical Rating: 3
Trail Steward: Eric Dickson Contact the Trail Steward
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Parking: Best places to park are in the Terry Hershey Park parking lots located at 1) the intersection of Dairy Ashford and Buffalo Bayou (SE corner) and 2) off of Memorial just west of Eldridge.
Fees: None
Description:This is a wooded intermediate to advanced single track trail system along the south bank of Buffalo Bayou between Eldridge and Wilcrest streets.  This is a fun twisty single track ride with lots of ups and downs over trails that crisscross between the lower river bank and the top of the bank (as much as 40' of elevation change in some areas).  There are several seriously steep but short climbs in the middle trails. The trails along the lower river bank and up on top are easier. The middle trails get progressively more difficult as you make your way toward Wilcrest.  Due to the proximity to the river the undergrowth grows quickly so visibility around the next corner may not be the best.  Holler out often to warn others of your presence.

Location

Houston, TX
United States
29° 45' 40.68" N, 95° 36' 18" W

Recent Trail Condition Reports:

Latest reports from The Anthills (Terry Hershey Park) trail users

Condition Short Report Post date Name
Muddy in spots Muddy in the middle, 1/2" of rain at Dairy Ashford 13 hours 4 min ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed Super Fast 3 days 23 hours ago brewski
Dry/Packed Trails are good 1 week 4 days ago karloslocos
Tacky Mostly tacky 1 week 5 days ago aspurlock
Tacky A few tacky spots on lower sections, but mostly dry and rideable. 2 weeks 19 hours ago fefillo
Muddy (do not ride) 1.3" to 3.5" of rain early Friday 2 weeks 4 days ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed Trails are dry and packed. 2 weeks 4 days ago fefillo
Tacky A little tacky but dry after yesterday's rain 2 weeks 5 days ago fefillo
Dry/Packed Great conditions - great ride! 3 weeks 2 days ago stumplumberer
Tacky Dry but tacky in few areas 3 weeks 2 days ago redash8