Jesse H. Jones is a nature park that serves as an excellent escape from Houston, Texas. The 300-acre park has over 8 miles of trails winding and twisting around every bend and is a great spot for a casual trip from the city of Houston.
Address: 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble, TX 77338
Magnolia Trail (0.55 miles)
High Bank Trail & Old Logging Trail [0.29 miles]
No trolls under there.
The Old Logging Trail. Wearing mesh shoes we carefully hiked towards Spring Creek, minimizing sandy soles.
Should have brought a bucket to make sand castles.
Cypress Boardwalk Trail (0.49 miles)
Redbud Bill Homestead & Homestead Trail (0.6 miles)
There were demonstrations of blacksmithing and weaving. To respect their privacy I didn’t take any pictures of the actors but I encourage you to visit them! It is very family friendly, so load up the minivan (aka adventure-mobile)!
There is another exhibit called the Akokisa Indian Village. Full of Native American structures, it was another cool sight to see at Jesse H. Jones Nature park. I wasn’t happy with any of the pictures I took so you have to go see it in person now 🙂
Canoe Launch Trail (0.4 miles)
Plus Grapevine Trail (0.44 miles) & Cypress Outlook Trail (0.19 miles)
Review and Recommendations
Whether I’m writing about smaller city parks, like Jesse H. Jones Nature Park, or taking a vacation in Santorini, Greece, I will always find a way to enjoy being outside and seeing new sights.
If you live in Houston you should really visit this park! There is a lot of parking, and it’s free.
For hiking purposes I strongly recommend visiting the “left” side of the park on the map. Stick to the outer loop of Magnolia Trail, High Bank Trail, and Cypress Boardwalk Trail.
The park is a fantastic place to take the family or take a short hike with a loved one.
Thank you for reading! If you live in Houston and want to see more blogs about parks you may have never heard of in your city, check out my review of Dwight Eisenhower Park. It’s another hidden gem in Houston, Texas.