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.
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 ...
Nice Mix of Trail and City
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 ...
Getting work done..
The trail in it's current state isn't great, but it's not horrible either. I wouldn't ride a road bike on it, but a hybrid, comfort bike, or mountain bike type is fine. I rode about 5 miles from McGreggor park, and back, and am working up to the whole ...