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
Dry/Packed Trails are tacky to dry with only the regular mudholes remaining. 2 days 20 hours ago NinerHolic
Muddy in spots Reports indicate the trail is tacky and wet in spots 5 days 12 hours ago NinerHolic
Muddy (do not ride) Almost 2" of Rain on Monday, Please let trails dry till Thursday afternoon 1 week 1 day ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed Two trees down, otherwise trails are in great shape! 2 weeks 19 hours ago NinerHolic
Other (see description) Be careful of falling limbs and trees with the high winds, trees already down on trails 2 weeks 1 day ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed Trails are dry and packed, but there's a few big fallen trees. 2 weeks 1 day ago fefillo
Muddy in spots Muddy on Sunday, please stay off the trails on Monday 2 weeks 3 days ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed 95% dry 3 weeks 2 days ago TXPhisher
Muddy (do not ride) Rain on Wed & Thurs, Please let the trails dry! 3 weeks 6 days ago NinerHolic
Tacky Good to ride 1 month 2 days ago flo10shsu