New Year’s Day Dog-Friendly Hike in Houston

December 23, 2022

Dog-friendly hike

Ring in the New Year with your dog and some fresh air! HTX Outdoors is offering a group hiking event for anyone interested in the Greater Houston area.

HTXO New Year's Day Hike
*image by HTXO Outdoors

New Year’s Day Hike

Where: Lake Houston Wilderness Park – 25840 FM 1485, New Caney, Texas, 77357

When: January 1st, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The 6-mile hike will consist of dirt trails, sand, and some hills. They are considering this hike friendly for all levels of hikers; however, you should expect to be able to maintain a pace of 30 minutes a mile. The hosts will divide into two groups dependent on pace expectations, and they will not leave anyone behind, so you do not need to worry about getting lost or taking a break if needed. All dogs are welcome to join in the fun as long as your dog is friendly with people and other dogs. HTXO is an adult outdoor social club. They ask everyone to please leave any children at home for this event. The hike is free; however, the park entry is $3.00 per person. The hosts recommend you give yourself at least 15 minutes on your commute to the park entrance to allow time to pay, find parking, and meet the group. The group will meet in the parking lot in front of the nature center, a 10-minute drive from the front entrance.

Things you will need for your dog:

Things for yourself:

  • Sturdy shoes, boots, or tennis shoes
  • Layers if it’s cold
  • Water
  • A snack or lunch – the group will plan to find a spot to eat after the hike
  • A portable chair – for lunch after the hike
  • (Optional) A change of shoes or clothes for after
German Shepard sitting in the sun

If you want to brush up on your pup’s leash walking before the event, find our trainer tip’s here. This hike is an excellent opportunity to socialize for yourself and your dog! Happy New Year!