Hermann Park one of Houston’s beloved green spaces. The woodsy park features multiple points of interests such as Mecom Fountain, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater, Museum of Natural Science, Garden Center and Japanese Garden. There are numerous paths to choose from, the most popular being the 2-mile loop called the Marvin Taylor Trail, circulating around the park’s golf course under the shade of historic live oaks. Make it a 3-mile loop by going through the underground pedestrian tunnel under MacGregor Way to the Bill Coats Bridge — a contemporary suspension bridge for pedestrians to cross Brays Bayou. Head south and then east, and cross the river again over Cambridge Bridge to rejoin the Marvin Taylor Trail.
Longer Run: For a longer run, cross Main Street at the west side of Hermann Park and combine with the Rice University trails (running track at Holloway Field). Also, from the north end of the park, head up Montrose Blvd. and enjoy the majestic live oaks and tony homes of North & South Blvd. Can also connect to the Brays Bayou trails at the south end of the park.