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Busy trail in the city

This trail has a lot of stops, starts due to the fact that it wraps around the parking lot of the... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Houston, Texas
Great trail for an urban walk/run

Walkers and runners can be found on the trail at most times of day. Watch out for roots across the... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Southside Place, Texas
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Sep 21, 2018
“Busy trail in the city”
Apr 14, 2017
“Great trail for an urban walk/run”
3-mile running path around the Rice University campus.
Houston, TX
University Place
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

This trail has a lot of stops, starts due to the fact that it wraps around the parking lot of the University. It also sides to some major roads (Rice Blvd, University Blvd) so there are car fumes to deal with - along with noise....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Walkers and runners can be found on the trail at most times of day. Watch out for roots across the trail. I can be found happily walking/trotting around Rice several times weekly.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

I was haging out with friends in this beautiful campus with nice weather. It was realxing to just stroll around and see those nice designed buildings! I'll defnitely visit here again.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to run if you are in the area. The afternoon/ dusk time of day is a bit crowded. Otherwise I'd give it a 5. You can park on the west side of the campus. There is a lot that is cheaper than...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank kylieandbrian
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Love it. Really amazing and to me its a totally new experience and would want to come back soon. Really loved it

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank messyk
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The path surrounding the hedges that envelope Rice University is a great place to have a measured run. It is right at 3 miles, it's flat, and fellow path users are polite and (for the most part) follow the rules of the road. You get...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank tms329
Reviewed January 9, 2016

Really nice part of Houston. This area is clean, quiet and good for long distance walking. Pay attention on James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyscape.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank nikolkouklova
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great spot for running in Houston. Can get a little busy, but its big enough. Its about 3 miles for one loop around it.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Manu G
Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not sure if I was ever officially on the "trail", but I must say it's a great campus to walk around. Each of the streets is lined with trees whose branches overlap the street so much you feel like you're in a tunnel.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Moosenearchicago0
Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love this trail as the service is gravel and there is plenty of shade in the Houston heat. Things to be aware of are the many tree roots and driveways that lead into Rice University. Most driver's are courteous, many runners are not. Just...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Leticia M
September 26, 2018|
Response from MaryM10159 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Leticia, I find parking at Rice expensive and confusing (some lots will be blocked off for events, etc). An easy spot is the garage for Rice Village two blocks away on Morningside, between Rice and University Blvd. If... More