George Bush Park

George Bush Park, Houston: Hours, Address, George Bush Park Reviews: 3.5/5

George Bush Park
Biking Trails • Parks • Hiking Trails
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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6 reviews
Very good

Diane B
Katy, TX144 contributions
Great bike trail
Apr 2020
I just started biking and was looking for a relatively flat trail without a lot of walkers and car traffic. This is the place! We park at the soccer fields off Westheimer and bike the 18 miles to the dam that is being worked on currently-around Highway 6. Very small stretch on a street that has limited traffic otherwise nice paved bike trail.
Written May 20, 2020
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Heather K-H
Houston, TX191 contributions
Research before going
Apr 2019 • Family
Parts of the park are closed because of work on the dam. You can access the biking connection to Terry Hershey Park off 6 but the Noble Rd section is completely closed. We moved to the equestrian trailhead. This was a great place to hike!!! You do hear the planes from the RC model airplane airport and you hear gunshots from the shooting center but you will also see turtles (if the area has standing water as it did when we were there) and lots of birds. They have some fun swinging benches to sit on too. It is a great trail for taking kids to bike on without having to worry about cars. But make sure you know where you want to go as there are several different parts to this park and not everything is clearly marked. This is the flood plain and part of the flood control for Houston so it does flood easily! On the equestrian trail, you will feel like you left the city!
Written April 22, 2019
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Tom P
Houston, TX32 contributions
Lots of room to roam!
Dec 2018
A place where you can view wildlife, play scoccer, go to the dog park, fly your plane, shoot your gun at American Shooting Centers, play baseball, walk, run, hike.... get the point?? LOL a great place to escape and enjoy many things.
Written December 11, 2018
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Houston, TX5,112 contributions
Large but Unremarkable
Mar 2018 • Friends
Getting the occasional nature fix is important but when you live in a large metropolis like Houston, natural scenery isn’t easy to come by. However, we do have a handful of parks to help us get our minds off of concrete and steel and the largest of them all is George Bush Park, located on Houston’s west side, close to the suburb of Katy.

George Bush Park is a good size place, covering close to 13 square miles and featuring soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a shooting range, and more. It has large parking lots, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a place for your car. The paths for hiking include paved and dirt trails, so you can use them for cycling or walking.

I visited George Bush Park for a day hike and while I did get a decent amount of exercise, I came away feeling unimpressed. I started out on the paved paths, but then switched to the dirt path, both to avoid the many cyclists who were there at that time and to get a more nature- oriented experience. What I found is that the dirt paths are unpredictable- you may find yourself hiking through mud and, if the water levels are high, you may come to crossing points where the water is too wide to continue on your path. If this happens, you may be forced to either turn back or grab branches and try to create a bridge over the water. I was with a group of people during my most recent visit and we had to do exactly that- grab branches and logs in order to create a bridge to continue down the path.

George Bush Park has a swampy terrain and if it just rained recently, the path ways and much of the rest of the park may be closed. Some of the trails lead directly from the park into adjacent neighborhoods, too, so don’t be surprised if your nature fix is suddenly interrupted by the sight of backyards and barbecues.

I like to get away from the daily grind and Houston does have a few parks not far from where I live to achieve this goal. George Bush Park is a large park but it’s not a great park, mainly because there is nothing very distinguishing about it. It’s not bad, I suppose, but there are better places in the greater Houston area for hiking and biking.
Written March 9, 2018
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Texas272 contributions
Closed because of flooding
Feb 2018 • Family
The park is closed because of the flooding. Actually in this flooding area this is happening frequently and it's normal.
I uploaded 3 pictures from my trip, not like some of other users saying: "My mission here was hiking and photography" and not putting any pictures, or making reviews for some benefits with general information like: "six baseball fields, 32 soccer fields etc." without actually being there.
Call the park facility before you visit, because it could be closed.
Written February 11, 2018
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Texas Gulf Coast, TX1,191 contributions
Unsigned Trails to Nowhere in Particular
Nov 2017 • Solo
If you don’t know where you’re going, just about anywhere will do. This 7800-acre (3156.5 ha) or 12.82 square mile (33.2 square km) park has 11.36 miles (18.28 km) of paved and dirt hike and bike trails. It is within the Barker flood control reservoir. Trail terrain is mostly flat and uninteresting. Among the park’s amenities are: five restroom facilities, three pavilions, a playground, 14 paved parking lots, six baseball fields, 32 soccer fields, a nature preserve, four model radio-airplane fields, horse riding fields, a 563-acre (227.8 ha) outdoor shooting range, seven ponds, two bayou-spanning wooden bridges, a dog park, several benches, and several water fountains. My mission here was hiking and photography.

Parking near the soccer fields off Westheimer was easy enough to find and it was near a hike-bike trail. On the trails, I saw no printed maps for visitors, and there was not much by way of trail signage either. Despite its size, this park was not a particularly scenic place, except perhaps if one were to come by near dusk. Bring bug dope, water, sunscreen, and outdoor footwear. Beware of snakes and alligators; they’re all around. On my fall visit, I most appreciated the sense of room to roam. I disliked the lack of user-friendly maps and signage and the constant need to watch out for bicyclists behind me and dog dung underfoot.
Written December 21, 2017
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