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Outer Loop

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 18' 5 m
Descent: -18' -6 m
High: 58' 18 m
Low: 47' 14 m

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Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

A two-mile long gravel path that passes a variety of beautiful features right in Houston.

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Features Birding · Lake

Runner Notes

You are not supposed to run in the Arboretum. Trails are designed for hiking only.

Description

Outer Loop is a descriptive name of how this trail features in the Houston Arboretum. However, the trail doesn't quite close the loop - you'd have to take the Alice Brown Loop for a short distance to complete the loop. The entire trail is very wide and solidly made of gravel fill. Thus the trail is completely accessible. There are a number of benches along the trail as well. The trail has a nice mix of shade and sun, as well as forested regions, a few meadows, and ponds.

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Tall trees line the Outer Loop.
Apr 13, 2017 near Hunters…, TX
A pair of children take in the sights along the Outer Loop at Houston Arboretum.
Apr 13, 2017 near Hunters…, TX

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