The Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail is an east-west route along the banks of the Buffalo Bayou in western Houston. It provides more than 10 miles of trail from Barker Dam (near State Highway 6) to Texas Beltway 8 and the Sam Houston Tollway. The park also offers restrooms, exercise stations, a playground, and places to picnic. It's named after a founder of the Bayou Preservation Association.
Future plans call for extending the trail north, under I-10, to the Addicks Dam, then east to Eldridge Parkway and west to Metro's Addicks Park and Ride Lot.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking lots are available along the trail at:
- Highway 6 (west end of the trail)
- Beltway 8 (east end of the trail; access off southbound tollway service road)
- Dairy Ashford Road (mid-trail on the south side of the bayou)
Easy Trail with Smooth Ups and Downs
Terry Hershey Park is not a challenging bike trail, but it has lots of pathway diversity. You travel under road bridges, over several small creek bridges, and the trip includes a lot of nice park benches where you can find respite. Riding with small children? ...