The best places to run Houston's southeast suburbs of Pearland, Friendswood, and Pasadena. Pleasant parks, and some nice multi-use paths. Shadow Creek Ranch and Highland Park are two lovely residential neighborhoods for running.
Our recommendations for running in two of Houston's largest larger southwest suburbs, Sugarland and Missouri City. For trails and parks, we love Oyster Creek and the Brazos River Trails. New Territory/Clayton's Bend and First Colony are great neighborhood running.
This big suburb to the southeast of Houston features routes near the famous Houston Space Center and the Galveston Bay coast.
Running highlights in Houston's northernmost suburbs include routes designed by the Woodlands running club in that master planned community, Mercer Arboretum, Spring Creek Greenway, and the Kingwood Greenbelt Trails.
On the west side of Houston's "Energy Corridor," the suburb of Katy features some of the top-rated neighborhoods and lovely multi-use trails. Running highlights include Spring Lake, the Mason Creek Trail, and some nice neighborhood running.
A popular residential suburb to the northwest of Houston, the top runs in Cypress include the Little Cypress Creek Preserve and a handful of pleasant neighborhoods, including Coles Crossing and Fairfield Twin Ponds.
Baytown is located across the San Jacinto Bay about 30 minutes to the east of Houston. There's a lovely waterfront run on the Goose Creek Trail in Bayland Park, as well as some pleasant waterfront running in Brownwood, 5 miles east.