Find Texas Walks

San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio Riverwalk. Getty Images / Photodisc

The great state of Texas is no stranger to great walking routes and walking events. In fact, it is the home to one of the first and best pedestrian streets in America, the San Antonio Riverwalk. It is also home to the American Volkssport Association, the largest walking club organization in the United States and boasts many walking clubs.

Texas has beaches and mountains in addition to all of the hill country and plains.

It's like it has a little of everything, plus barbecue. Texas has amazing state and national parks you can visit and walk through. Some of its cities are are notoriously dangerous for pedestrians, including Dallas and Houston, although Dallas is thankfully showing improvement. Dallas, San Antonio and Houston also rank low for being fit cities. Meanwhile, Austin gets awards as a Walk Friendly Community. We won't mess with Texas, but we do challenge y'all to get walking!

Texas Walking Events

Find competitive walking races, non-competitive walks and fun walks in Texas.

  • AVA Walking Events in Texas: Texas is where volkssport walking got its start in the United States and is home to it national headquarters. It's no wonder that you can find hosted or group walks (called traditional events in this search tool) on most weekends of the year in many places throughout the state. These are events where you can meet and walk with other walkers. They are non-competitive and are open to the public. Sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association.
  • Active.com Texas Walks: Look for walks throughout Texas at Active.com. You often can register for them online. They include fundraising walks for charities, community fitness walks, races and walks held along with running events.
  • Runner's World Texas Events: Check the cutoff times for these races and you may find walker-friendly one. It's a good way to enjoy a 10K, half marathon or marathon with the masses of runners.
  • Racewalking Events: If you use racewalking technique and want to join in judged, competitive racewalking events, explore this list courtesy of Racewalking.org.

Texas Walking Trails and Routes

  • Year-Round and Seasonal Texas Walks: Do your search for Year-Round and Seasonal Events to find routes you can enjoy by yourself at any time during daylight hours. In the details for each you will see where the start point is and how to register and pick up a map to use to enjoy the way. These walking routes are three to seven miles (5K to 11K) and in every kind of terrain, so check the rating for difficulty. These routes are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association.
  • Texas Walks at MapMyWalk.com: There may be a great walking route you can use that has already been mapped out by MapMyWalk users. If not, you can draw and measure your own with their online site, and then print it or use the app to take you through it.
  • Texas Hikes at Trails.com: Trails.com is a good place to start your exploration of available trails. You can view them on a map and see basic details. But if you want a map or more info, you will need a paid subscription.

    Texas Walking and Hiking Clubs

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