Hiking Through Houston’s Wild Frontier

November 21, 2023 | By Dina Gachman

Prepare a Dutch Oven Feast at Lake Tawakoni State Park

November 10, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

Trail Blazing in Wild Texas

October 24, 2023 | By Robyn Ross

El Paso’s Future Looks Golden with New Castner Range National Monument

April 7, 2023 | By James Hernández

Among the many things bringing El Pasoans together these days, nature is hardly one of them.

Your Beginner’s Guide to Hiking in Texas

October 27, 2022 | By Amelia Nonemacher

Rejuvenate Your Spirit With a ‘Boulder Bathing’ Trek at Enchanted Rock

February 17, 2021 | By Karen Hoffman Blizzard

I was in need of a mental break from the pandemic. During the isolating weirdness of 2020, I was hyper-focused on work projects and spending way too much time on Zoom.

Four New Trailheads Lead Hikers to El Paso’s Wild Outdoors

March 29, 2019 | By E. Dan Klepper

Four new urban trailheads opened this March in El Paso, providing stunning views and helpful amenities for hikers and mountain bikers trekking from the city’s streets into Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban park in the country.

150 Miles of Trails Coming to Houston in 2020

February 7, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

The Bayou Greenways initiative connects existing trails and adds more green space in Houston. In an article published in Houstonia’s February 2019 issue, Associate Editor Gwendolyn Knapp writes about Bayou Greenways 2020, a $220 million project to connect 150 miles of hike-and-bike trails and parks along the city’s eight bayous.

Trails in Guadalupe Mountains and San Antonio Get Federal Recognition

June 11, 2018 | By Julia Jones

The Department of the Interior has named 19 new national recreation trails, and Texas is home to two of them: the Guadalupe Ridge Trail that runs across the Texas-New Mexico border and the Salado Creek Greenway in San Antonio.

4 Voluntourism Options in Texas to Combine Your Passions for Travel and Doing Good

March 19, 2018 | By

Research shows that giving time to others can make you feel as if you actually have more time for yourself. Volunteering also reduces stress, improves health, and fosters personal satisfaction. Such benefits match up with many of the reasons that people travel. What if you could combine the two—volunteering and traveling?

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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