August 10, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
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The walking trails located along Buck Creek is so easy to get to, I've spent the majority of my summers on it. We always take our dogs down to the trail as well because there are different pull outs that lead to the river. The dogs love to wade out into the slow moving current to cool off during the warm summer months and I'm no exceptions. The cool water feels great during the summer and because it is lower and slower moving it is easy to wander through. The trail offers more than just an easy place to cool off. In previous years we could walk down the Creek and watch beavers build their dams. Even though the trail is located right in town you can usually expect to see some wildlife. The Buck Creek Dike trail can also be a long walk. I've walked along the entire trail before, it reaches from behind Supervalu all the way to the motor cross track. The trail is very secluded in areas and always close to nature. The Buck Creek Dike has just been upgraded as well in these last couple of years. New benches have been placed all along the trail making it more relaxing. This easy walking trail is one of my favorite areas to visit in Houston.