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“Nice shaded run next to medical center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rice University Trail

Rice University Trail
Houston, TX (University Place)
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Ranked #34 of 449 things to do in Houston
Activities: Running
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Owner description: 3-mile running path around the Rice University campus.
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice shaded run next to medical center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you happen to get stuck waiting on someone at the medical center, the trail is right across the street. You can put on your running shoes and kill some time on this 3 mile loop. Also can cut across the campus for some variety. If you're in the area, there is a really cool exhibit in St. Luke's Hospital Texas Heart Center - the Denton Cooley exhibition. Somewhat interesting for the average person, but well worth it if you're in the medical field. A nice history of progress in the field of cardiology and heart transplants.

Visited March 2014
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Redding, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A lovely stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

2.8 miles of trail and a canopy of trees takes you around the college and along lovely, established neighborhoods. The small but interesting farmers market on Tuesday afternoons is a fun stop.

Visited March 2014
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Leicester
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120 attraction reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
“Great way for getting around the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed within walking distance of this trail with family over Christmas and New Year and visited this trail many times both on foot and on cycles. Absolutely super.

Visited December 2013
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Houston, Texas, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Convenient trail right in the city ..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A well surfaced track, and a good distance: essentially 3 miles, or multiples thereof, which are classical racing distances. Well shaded, pretty setting. Main issue is that there are a number of exits from the carpark, where you need to be cautious, not so easy the third time round and tired! Track is a bit narrow, and can get busy. Memorial park wins, though ..

Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a great trail that's very convenient for visitors staying in the Medical Center area. The loop is almost 3 miles long (it's closer to 2.9... splitting hairs, I know). To add length without running in circles over-and-over you can add the Hermann Park loop to your run by crossing over Main St / Fannin.

Visited January 2014
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