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Rice University Trail

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Address: Houston, TX
Description:

3-mile running path around the Rice University campus.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Doha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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 a peek inside the beautiful Rice campus, see the grandeur of the homes across Rice... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 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.

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Thank Nikol H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 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 keep our eyes and ears open. The other issue is that there are no public... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This is a nice running or walking trail. There are occasional cyclists as well, but the runners generally make them unwelcome. Be weary that it is a gravel trail so it may be quite dusty or a bit muddy depending on recent weather. There is a fair bit of shade from large trees for much of the trail. Be weary... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

When I used to live here, I would walk the trails. I didn't feel in danger while walking since there were a lot of joggers, walkers and did not do so at night. Lovely trees and buildings. Rice University is gorgeous!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

At least Houston has another non concrete option (Memorial Park is the other), so I can't complain being that this is the city. Drawbacks are that parking is difficult, and the trail is narrow, so you are constantly having to dodge people on the trail. Especially frustrating is that people walk three abreast, and don't want to move when a... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

Go out for running on this track! It has a distance of about 5 km. You will meet other runners here everytime.

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