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 (do not ride) 2+ inches rain on Friday - Do not ride 12 hours 25 min ago NinerHolic
Muddy (do not ride) Soft and Muddy 1 day 5 hours ago fefillo
Muddy in spots Mostly tacky/packed, but there's soft/muddy spots throughout 4 days 6 hours ago fefillo
Dry/Packed Perfect conditions! Packed, cool and sunny! 1 week 4 days ago fefillo
Muddy in spots Still real soggy at noon Saturday 1 week 5 days ago NinerHolic
Tacky A few soft spots, but mostly tacky 2 weeks 1 day ago fefillo
Muddy (do not ride) 1/2"+ of rain on Monday 2 weeks 4 days ago NinerHolic
Muddy (do not ride) Big rain shower currently going on. Trails may be down a few days. 2 weeks 4 days ago fefillo
Tacky Tacky in spots, with avoidable muddy spots. 3 weeks 3 days ago Awonchj
Muddy (do not ride) Soggy after the slow rain of the last two days 3 weeks 5 days ago NinerHolic