#wehiketoheal is a month-long empowerment and wellness experience facilitated by The Outdoor Journal Tour that culminates with sponsored group hikes all over the world on March 25, 2017.
Houston's hike is being led by TRIBE at Buffalo Bayou Park.
#wehiketoheal stands for Women Everywhere Hike(ing) to Heal – but it is also a play on words – “WE” also stands for we, as in humankind everywhere. Many people hike to heal anxiety, depression, stress, grief, sadness, disease, confusion, obesity, or perhaps for more connectedness, for fitness, or to feel alive. Healing doesn’t imply that we are broken; it implies that there are many different streams to our wholeness.
The Buffalo Bayou Trail cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery. It stretches 15 miles and is fully paved, offering a pleasant outdoor escape in an urban setting.
Sandwiched between Memorial Drive on its north side and Allen Parkway to the south, the west end of the trail is particularly popular and easy to access. Much of this section is shaded and you’ll even find a thriving bat colony under the Waugh Drive Bridge. And, if you want to see the views from the water, canoe and kayak launches are available near the Sabine Street Bridge and City Lot H.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available in the parks that line the trail, including (from east to west):
- Tony Marron Park (808 N. York St.)
- Eleanor Tinsley Park
- Spotts Park (401 S. Heights Blvd.)