National Take a Hike Day: Trails Near the Coastal Bend


This past year has had my family outdoors more than usual. Now that the weather is cooling and the temperatures during the day are more bearable I have wanted to get out and see more of what outdoor activities the Coastal Bend has to offer.

National Take a Hike Day

In my quest to spend the cooler months outdoors I researched some of the best trails in and around Corpus Christi so that we can all go out on November 17th and enjoy National Take a Hike Day below is a list of all the trails and parks I could find that looked like they offered a good day of walking or exploring for your family near the Coastal Bend.

(Due to COVID and some ongoing park closures be sure to check if the parks are open before making the drive!)

Which of these trails have you visited?

Amistad Veterans Memorial Park- 1200 W 3rd St, Bishop, TX

Athey Nature Area- 3003 North Vine Street, Independence Dr, Victoria, TX

Aransas Woods- 4333, 4351 TX-35, Rockport, TX 78382

Bayside Park- 108 Sabine Dr, Portland, TX

Blucher Park- 100 block of Carrizo St., Corpus Christi

Charlie’s Pasture South Trail- Hwy 361 Entrance Port Aransas, Tx

Dick Kleberg Park- 501 Santiago Park Lane, Kingsville, TX

Goliad State Park & Historic Site- 108 Park Road 6
Goliad, TX

Goose Island State Park- 202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX

Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge – located on Ennis Joslin and Nile

Hazel Bazemore Park-4343 Co Rd 69, Corpus Christi, TX

Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond- (Currently Closed for renovations) Port Aransas, Tx

Lake Corpus Christi State Park- 23194 Park Rd 25, Mathis, TX

Lakeview Park- 7110 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi, TX

Live Oak Park- located off of Highway 1069 on the south end of Ingleside, Tx

Malaquite Beach- 20420 Park Rd. 22 Corpus Christi. 

Memorial Park Hike & Bike Nature Trails- Enterprise Blvd, Rockport, TX

Mustang Island State Park- 9394 TX-361, Corpus Christi, TX

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve- 2446 N. Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi

Presidio La Bahia- 217 US-183, Goliad, TX

Riverside Running Trail- 301, 493 Mc Cright Dr, Victoria, TX

Snead Park- 4501 Snead Dr, Corpus Christi, TX

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center- 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX

Sunset Lake Park- 201 Sunset Dr, Portland, TX

Suter Wildlife Refuge- 909 Ennis Joslin Rd, Corpus Christi, TX

Veterans Park- 301 N Minnesota St, Beeville, TX

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