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Rice University Trail

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Address: Houston, TX
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3-mile running path around the Rice University campus.

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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 trail. I can be found happily walking/trotting around Rice several times weekly.

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 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.

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Thank Angela K
Pearland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 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 the center of campus.

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Thank Brian C
Doha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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Thank messyk
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank tms29
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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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Thank Moosenearchicago0
Houston, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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