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Explore the best rated trails in Waco, TX. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the FM 2305 Hike & Bike Trail and Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail. With more than 6 trails covering 15 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
This concrete path is accessible to everyone. The creek along with its shade trees provide a path that’s both relaxing and rejuvenating.
Is this really a bike trail? Seems like it just follows the road on the north side of Adams. If you ride the south side of Adams you’ll get hit for sure. Lots of traffic and vehicles coming and going down all those 30+ driveways that you’ll come across. I wouldn’t call it a “trail” but more of a “route”.
On our quest to ride our bikes in all fifty states, the Waco Riverwalk became the first trail for us in the Lone Star State and allowed us to check off state number twenty-one!
On a sunny October afternoon, the parts Waco allowed us to see and ride were sensational! Fantastic views of the mighty Brazos River, historic bridges, magnificent sculptures, and waterfowl were thoroughly enjoyed as we rode the loop. The trail is perfectly maintained, flat for the most part, attractive, and not especially busy on a hot, weekday afternoon.
Unfortunately, several portions and views were off limits and/or obstructed due to renovations, construction, and some urban renewal at and around the historic Waco Suspension Bridge. The suspension bridge was off limits, the trail that goes south under the suspension bridge barricaded, and even parts of the towering Chisolm Trail sculpture, Branding the Brazos, was hidden behind construction tarps. To continue our ride south on the Riverwalk Trail toward Lake Brazos Park and Baylor University, we went up and around the suspension bridge and down some stairs at Indian Spring Park. That put us back on the Riverwalk and headed south UNTIL another barricade a couple hundred yards or so down the trail thwarted our plans and sightseeing! Dang!
Regrettably, the gods of Waco bike riding really let us down. We traveled thousands of miles from Southern California to experience this awesome trail (and so the wife could visit Magnolia and her sister too), but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
On the bright side, we absolutely loved what we were able to experience! Once Waco gets its riverfront renovations wrapped up, it will truly be a five star trail and even more so worth your time. Don't forget your camera!
We really enjoyed walking along this trail next to Nolan Creek. It goes through 3 parks and was not crowded at all. All concrete pathway made it very easy. If you have kids they will enjoy both the creek and the playgrounds along the way. One even had a splash pad. There are a few spots with easy access to the creek. While we were sitting with our feet in the water a family came by and the grandmother introduced us to her son, who designed this trail walk!
I took my grandchildren to ride bicycles on the Cotton Belt Trail. It’s great! No streets to cross. Easy parking. We parked in the middle so we could go either way. Very family friendly.
The Waco Riverwalk Trail is a delightful trip near the beautiful Brazos River and Cameron Park, and into historic Downtown Waco. The Waco Suspension Bridge (of Roebling BEFORE the Brooklyn Bridge) is not to be missed. Many food truck and restaurant options on the East end of the trail. The marvelous Cameron Park Zoo and the Park itself with its spectacular topography is on the West end.
Our dog loved it. There are plenty of ducks and wildlife to watch and nice wide paved trails. My favorite Bell County find so far!
The litter situation appears to have improved, but the trail is a bit grown up so you can’t see the creek or keep a good lookout for critters. Definitely nicer than some I’ve seen in other cities but personally I probably won’t be back.
After relocation to Belton TX from OR, I am thrilled to have an outdoor area such as this to walk our fur-babies and enjoy the sound of the running creek waters...nothing can take the beauty away from OR, but this rural area and Belton in itself was a great place to relocate....the one thing I would like to see is less canine waste...I always carry 3-4 empty bags with me..but I will not pick-up other animals waste....it is not that big of a deal to respect others walking or biking areas...just saying...not sure if horses are allowed on trail, but this past weekend there was a significant amount of horse waste along the paths...maybe a reminder to the public would be helpful.
It’s a great trail to walk run or bike, but people should pick up after there dogs the trail has lots of dog droppings along the way.
Multiple access points with several doggie bag stations.
Adding disc golf and shelters for picnics.
Easy 1.5 mile trail about 10 feeet wide and paved.
Will frequent it for sure.
Parking is located off Pearl St, Belton, TX plenty of restrooms plenty of benches along trail , some shaded areas!
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