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The Best Hiking in Galveston

Looking for the best hiking in Galveston? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Galveston. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Galveston

  • Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

    Hike Interpretive Trail

    1.3 mi / 6 ft gain
    Interpretive Trail is a 1.3 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near Port Bolivar, TX.
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  • Galveston, Texas

    Explore Galveston Island State Park

    4.5
    Galveston Island State Park is one of the several state parks in Texas offering coastline to the Gulf of Mexico. The park is good to visit during any time of the year, and offers several hiking, biking and paddling trails. In order to take advantage of the paddling trails you must bring your own ...
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  • Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

    Hike Crystal Beach Trail

    10 mi / 39 ft gain
    Crystal Beach Trail is a 10 mile out and back hike that takes you past scenic views located near Port Bolivar, TX.
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  • Hitchcock, Texas

    Hike Jack Brooks Park Trail

    3.85 mi / 19 ft gain
    This trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking, and is open year round. There are BBQ pits and public restrooms - a great park to spend the day in with family! The trails have a tendency to get washed out, so choose a different location if there has been recent heavy rainfall!
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  • Seabrook, Texas

    Hike Pine Gully Trail

    5.6 mi / 36 ft gain
    Pine Gully Trail is a 5.6 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Seabrook, TX.
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  • League City, Texas

    Hike the Boardwalk Trail

    3.0
    1.33 mi / 16 ft gain
    Park in the lot off of Grissom Road (see map) to access the trail. This trail is good for all skill levels and is open year-round. There are no signs so be sure to pay attention to where you are going. 
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  • Pasadena, Texas

    Hike Armand Bayou Nature Center Trail

    1.9 mi / 3 ft gain
    Armand Bayou Nature Center Trail is a 1.9 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Pasadena, TX.
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  • Alvin, Texas

    Hike Loblolly Loop Trail to Chocolate Bayou

    1.7 mi / 10 ft gain
    Southeast of Houston is flat. It's damp, lots of bugs, not the place many visitors think of as having outdoor recreation opportunities. But hidden away about 5 miles south of Alvin, TX is this wonderful county park with a network of trails meandering around the aptly named Chocolate Bayou, a snak...
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  • Pasadena, Texas

    Hike Armand Bayou Hike & Bike Trail

    5.0
    5 mi / 52 ft gain
    Armand Bayou Hike & Bike Trail is a 5 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Pasadena, TX.
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  • Baytown, Texas

    Hike Jenkin's Park Trail

    1.9 mi / 3 ft gain
    Jenkin's Park Trail is a 1.9 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Baytown, TX.
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  • Brookside Village, Texas

    Hike Wetlands Trail

    5.0
    4.1 mi / 36 ft gain
    Wetlands Trail is a 2.1 mile loop hike that takes you past lake view located near Houston, TX.
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  • Freeport, Texas

    Hike Surfside Beach

    1.3 mi / 0 ft gain
    Surfside Beach is a 1.3 mile point-to-point hike that takes you past scenic views located near Freeport, TX.
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  • Houston, Texas

    Hike Tom Bass Regional Park Loop

    1.2 mi / 22 ft gain
    Tom Bass Regional Park Loop is a 1.2 mile loop hike that takes you past lake view located near Houston, TX.
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  • Angleton, Texas

    Hike the Dow Woods Trails

    5.0
    2.4 mi
    Park off of Old Angleton-Clute Rd (see map) to access the trail. Trail is accessible year-round. There are bathrooms and an environmental education pavilion used for special events.  Two trails, the Tveten Trail (0.9 miles, concrete paved path) and the Bayou Loop Trail (1.5 miles, gravel path). T...
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  • Angleton, Texas

    Hike Dow Woods Trails

    2.4 mi / 13 ft gain
    Dow Woods Trails is a 2.4 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Angleton, TX.
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  • Houston, Texas

    Hike John T. Mason Park

    1.1 mi / 29 ft gain
    John T. Mason Park is a 1.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Houston, TX.
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