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) Several inches of rain on Thursday and Friday. 5 days 21 hours ago NinerHolic
Tacky .33 to .88" of Rain on Sunday Evening 1 week 4 days ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed Rooty in the lower areas but smoother than 2 wks ago 2 weeks 2 days ago jasonwipf
Dry/Packed Only a few small patches of mud 1 month 2 weeks ago Liv4hym
Muddy in spots Good Riding Except for a few spots 1 month 2 weeks ago Carl-B
Muddy in spots Upper trails open, lowers still flooded or muddy 1 month 2 weeks ago NinerHolic
Muddy in spots Passable 1 month 3 weeks ago aspurlock
Muddy (do not ride) 1/2" of Rain on Wednesday 1 month 3 weeks ago NinerHolic
Muddy (do not ride) 3/4" of rain on Tuesday 1 month 4 weeks ago NinerHolic
Muddy (do not ride) River was just lowered for pending rain. Lowers are muddy! 2 months 1 day ago NinerHolic