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    16 m
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    1.4 km
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    Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail


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    The Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail is a very quick trip near Houston Mesa that is great for families with small kids or those who want a short, simple hike. The views are pretty and the trail is easy to find your way on. It’s also conveniently close to town. Expect moderate traffic on this route.

    Route Description for Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail

    The Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail is short and sweet, coming in at just under a mile and with essentially no elevation gain. It’s a great quick leg stretcher for families with small children, those with dogs, or hikers who just want to get outside on a time limit. The views are pretty and it’s usually not too busy.

    This route can be used to link up with other trails in the system, so you can keep hiking further if this isn’t quite enough for you. You likely won’t need any GPS help navigating on this trail.

    From the trailhead, the route stretches southeast. Enjoy the unique foliage of the area, revel in the cool shade, and admire the quietness of the trees. When you’re all done, you’ll simply turn back and retrace your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Houston Mesa Interpretive Trail is on Houston Mesa Road.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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