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Great trail for an urban walk/run

Walkers and runners can be found on the trail at most times of day. Watch out for roots across the... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
via mobile
nice place

I was haging out with friends in this beautiful campus with nice weather. It was realxing to just... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Angela K
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3-mile running path around the Rice University campus.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“hermann park” (8 reviews)
“walk run” (2 reviews)
Houston, TX
University Place
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Walkers and runners can be found on the trail at most times of day. Watch out for roots across the trail. I can be found happily walking/trotting around Rice several times weekly.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I was haging out with friends in this beautiful campus with nice weather. It was realxing to just stroll around and see those nice designed buildings! I'll defnitely visit here again.

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to run if you are in the area. The afternoon/ dusk time of day is a bit crowded. Otherwise I'd give it a 5. You can park on the west side of the campus. There is a lot that is cheaper than...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Love it. Really amazing and to me its a totally new experience and would want to come back soon. Really loved it

Thank messyk
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The path surrounding the hedges that envelope Rice University is a great place to have a measured run. It is right at 3 miles, it's flat, and fellow path users are polite and (for the most part) follow the rules of the road. You get...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Really nice part of Houston. This area is clean, quiet and good for long distance walking. Pay attention on James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyscape.

Thank Nikol H
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great spot for running in Houston. Can get a little busy, but its big enough. Its about 3 miles for one loop around it.

1  Thank Manu G
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Not sure if I was ever officially on the "trail", but I must say it's a great campus to walk around. Each of the streets is lined with trees whose branches overlap the street so much you feel like you're in a tunnel.

Thank Moosenearchicago0
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I love this trail as the service is gravel and there is plenty of shade in the Houston heat. Things to be aware of are the many tree roots and driveways that lead into Rice University. Most driver's are courteous, many runners are not. Just...More

Thank SwimSoccerMom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This is a nice running or walking trail. There are occasional cyclists as well, but the runners generally make them unwelcome. Be weary that it is a gravel trail so it may be quite dusty or a bit muddy depending on recent weather. There is...More

Thank MsStarV21
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