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“My favorite place to run in the city!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rice University Trail

Rice University Trail
Ranked #59 of 284 things to do in Houston
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Owner description: 3-mile running path around the Rice University campus.
College Station, Texas
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75 reviews
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“My favorite place to run in the city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

The Rice running trail is my favorite place to run. It is lined with live oaks casting a pleasant shade, especially on the many hot sunny days here. You can park for free in the neighborhoods surrounding Rice--just be sure to read the street signs to make sure you can park there. The loop is a little less than 3 miles. There are always people running and walking it and feels safe.

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

The trail is right across from Hermann Park, in the Museum District. It actually wraps around Rice University campus, where shade trees and nicer houses are abundant. The whole trail is about 3-mile long, all the way under large trees, over crusted granite, by quiet residential streets, which makes the entire walk/run experience very pleasant. And if 3 miles are not long enough and you don't want to rerun the same trail, then just walk across the street and keep running/walking on a much wider 3-mile trail on Hermann park. We just wish that the Rice trail is a little bit wider (it is only about 5-6 feet across, compared to about 15-20 feet across for the one on Hermann park), but its "serenity" and its shade trees along make it so pleasant and appealing.

Visited September 2013
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Texas, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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“Great place to get lost in a walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

The trees and the fountains make for a great stroll to relieve stress or exercise. In Rice University there is a great museum to get lost in!!

Visited April 2013
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88 reviews
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“Nice trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Nice trail lots of trees. Really pretty but nice hot and humid!
I bet it would b great when it cools down.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago Illinois
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“shade”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

the oak shaded path around Rice U is a wonder! It's still there, and plenty of people were walking and jogging it. When July temps in Houston soar, at least there's shade all the way around. Watch out for the roots, though.

Visited July 2013
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