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Great Places to Talk a Walk in Lubbock, Texas

Updated on September 30, 2014
Lubbock may not be known for its scenery, but there are several areas to enjoy a family walk.
Lubbock may not be known for its scenery, but there are several areas to enjoy a family walk. | Source

Running / Walking Trails in Lubbock, TX

Are you looking for walking trails in the Lubbock area? Are you new to Lubbock and searching for good spots to burn calories? Are you a Tech, LCU or South Plains student searching for a nice place to walk? Here are a few good walking and jogging areas in the Lubbock area.

Lubbock Arboretum

Want a quiet place with lots of flowers? This is the spot for your. If you stand in just the right place, you might even be able to imagine that you are no longer in the dry plains of west Texas. It has a very nice trail to walk on, lots of trees and flowers, and even a "smell garden." There's a shaded gazebo, picnic table and a small decorative fountain as you enter the area.

The Arboretum is located at 4111 University. It is right next to Hodges Community Center. You can park in the parking lot right next to Hodges. It's definitely a tranquil spot in the middle of busy Lubbock. Visit their website here to learn more about the Arboretum and the walking trail.

Buddy Holly Recreation area is a quiet and peaceful place to talk a walk in Lubbock.
Buddy Holly Recreation area is a quiet and peaceful place to talk a walk in Lubbock. | Source
You're bound to see Prairie Dogs on a walk in Lubbock. Buddy Holly recreation area has an entire village of prairie dogs.
You're bound to see Prairie Dogs on a walk in Lubbock. Buddy Holly recreation area has an entire village of prairie dogs. | Source

Buddy Holly Recreation Area / Hodges Park

Buddy Holly Recreation Area / Hodges Park

Man-made waterfalls, bridges, prairie dogs, and ducks will highlight your walk around the lakes at Hodges Park. If you want, you can even do some fishing, though I don't recommend it.

This walking trail is located at about N. University and Canyon Lakes Drive. It is definitely a scenic walk. If you are coming from the heart of Lubbock, I recommend heading north on University, you'll pass Cavasos Junior High and United. Keep heading north, and you'll eventually see the recreation area on your left. You can also take the N. University exit from the loop. It's a fairly quiet and lengthy walking area. While it is not exactly kid friendly( there's no playground), it is still a great place for families to take walks in Lubbock.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

A third option is to walk the trails of the Lubbock Lake Landmark. This is definitely a spot where you'll feel like you're in West TX. Unfortunately, you must go during the times that they are open. Visit the LLL website here for hours and information. The Lubbock Lake Landmark is located in North Lubbock at 2401 Landmark drive.

Higginbotham Park

A fourth Lubbock walking trail is at Higginbotham Park. It might be a little crowded, depending on the times that you walk, but it is a great trail. There is a pond with ducks in the middle. There is also a small playground. This is a great place to meet with your walking buddies. It is located at 19th street and Vicksburg Ave.

Charles Guy Park in Lubbock

Charles Guy Park

Another great area to burn off calories through walking is at Guy Park. It is hidden in a residential area at 93rd and Memphis. The track is about a quarter mile long. There's a lake in the middle and you'll occasionally see some ducks and ducklings.

These are just five great places to go walking in the hub city. Check out the city of Lubbock parks and recreation website here to read more about the parks in Lubbock. Don't forget you can also walk early at the South Plains mall. A great site for joggers and walkers to check out to choose an area is mapmyrun.com. Happy Walking!

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