Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail

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The Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail winds along the bayou in southwestern Houston, connecting neighborhoods, universities, recreational facilities and cultural attractions. On its eastern end, Hermann Park offers trail-goers access to the Houston Zoo, beautiful gardens and the city's museum district. The trail ends in MacGregor Park, a popular neighborhood spot with its community center, playground and pool.

Note that only about half the trail is paved with the remainder dirt. The trail also crosses some streets with no pedestrian markings.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at MacGregor Park at the trail's eastern end. Along the trail, parking can be found in Hermann Park at the golf course clubhouse located at the corner of Almeda Road and MacGregor Way and at the Bayou Parkland Pavilion.

Reviews

Frustrating missing pieces in trail with great potential

   January, 2014 by peterpan8681

I was on a road bike so had to get off and carry my bike across some unpaved sections, particularly some uphill sections in the Med Center/Hermann Park section. Turned around just west of Hiway 288 when I would have had to get off and walk the bike for ...read more

Not bad...

   May, 2013 by uzd skrotum

Not a bad ride from end to end. Some areas of the trail once you make it the west end are older and not as smooth as the newer section on the east side. The west end has more of a park feel with places to rest and refill the water bottle. One section ...read more

Nice Mix of Trail and City

   February, 2013 by larryshort28

The Brays Bayou Trail reminded me a lot of the bike trails in Seattle. I rode about 8 miles of the trail and did not see any construction taking place on the path, but I did ride over some newly completed bike bridges. Parts of the trail crosses through ...read more