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
Tacky Tacky in spots, with avoidable muddy spots. 1 day 12 hours ago Awonchj
Muddy (do not ride) Soggy after the slow rain of the last two days 4 days 8 min ago NinerHolic
Tacky A little tacky and a few soft spots but rideable 1 week 1 day ago fefillo
Dry/Packed Trail condition is great and weather is cool! 2 weeks 1 hour ago NinerHolic
Other (see description) Currently raining as I type this. Might need a 1 day to dry out. 2 weeks 1 day ago fefillo
Dry/Packed Packed and fast. 2 weeks 2 days ago fefillo
Muddy in spots Wilcrest - Kirkwood OK 2 weeks 2 days ago aspurlock
Muddy in spots Hopefully trail is dried out, please post condition... 2 weeks 3 days ago NinerHolic
Muddy (do not ride) 3/4" or more of Rain midday Wednesday 3 weeks 11 hours ago NinerHolic
Dry/Packed Still dry and good. 1 month 10 hours ago fefillo