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 Tacky or Flooded 3 weeks 3 days ago Carl-B
Dry/Packed Nice but trails are falling into Bayou 1 month 6 days ago DesMan
Dry/Loose Overall Great Shape with Some Sandy Areas 1 month 3 weeks ago htx_29niner
Other (see description) River is still high, only portions of upper trail rideable 3 months 6 days ago NinerHolic
Other (see description) Flooded or Dry 4 months 3 weeks ago Carl-B
Muddy in spots Paved trails are ride-able with a couple spots with standing water - rode through with hybrid bikes anyways. 5 months 1 day ago ericdynamo
Dry/Packed trails in rideable condish 5 months 4 weeks ago brewski
Muddy (do not ride) Wet/Muddy 6 months 3 weeks ago jbuchy
Dry/Packed In great condition 6 months 4 weeks ago Chygar
Muddy in spots Muddy in Spots 7 months 5 days ago ggordillo88