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Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

33.8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Buffalo Bayou Trail

15 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

11.4 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Halls Bayou Trail

3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Library Loop Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Little White Oak Bayou Trail

0.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Santa Fe Trail (Wharton)

0.8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

10.7 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

West White Oak Bayou Trail

7.4 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Brays Bayou Greenway Trail winds along the bayou in southwestern Houston, connecting neighborhoods, universities, recreational facilities, and cultural attractions. Roughly mid-trail, Hermann Park...
TX 33.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Buffalo Bayou Trail cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery. It stretches 15 miles and is fully paved, offering...
TX 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Cutting a swath through Houston's Third Ward, the Columbia Tap Trail is a 4-mile rail-trail connecting parts of southeastern Houston with offices, a convention center and a ballpark near...
TX 4 mi Concrete
The George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail, in western Houston, starts at the west end of the Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail and, together, they offer a continuous 22-mile ride. The park...
TX 11.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Halls Bayou Trail runs for 3 miles between Hirsch Road and Bretshire Drive near Woodwick Street. The trail links neighborhoods with Tidwell Park and Forest Brook High School, passing through...
TX 3 mi Concrete
The Harrisburg-Sunset Trail is a rails-to-trails project offering bicyclists and pedestrians over 5 miles of trail and on-street bikeways just east of downtown Houston. The 10-foot asphalt trail is...
TX 2 mi Asphalt
Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail is the perfect combination of fitness and fun. A decade in the making and with the assistance of Several groups within the community coming together to fund the...
TX 1.4 mi Concrete
The Little White Oak Bayou trail is a short trail located in North Houston. This short trail is just one small part of the emerging Houston trails system.
TX 0.3 mi Concrete
The MKT/SP Rails to Trails forms a dogleg through urban Houston, with one leg running north–south between W 26th Street and W 7th Street and the east–west leg running between Shepherd Drive and Hogan...
TX 4.6 mi Concrete
The Santa Fe Trail is located in the small city of Wharton, Texas, approximately 60 miles southwest of Houston. The trail’s route was originally a portion of the Cane Belt Railroad, which once...
TX 0.8 mi Asphalt
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)...
TX 10.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between 11th Street and Pinemont Drive, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard. Plans are underway to finish extending the trail from...
TX 7.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

TX - 33.8 miles

The Brays Bayou Greenway Trail winds along the bayou in southwestern Houston, connecting neighborhoods, universities, recreational facilities, and cultural attractions. Roughly mid-trail, Hermann Park...

Halls Bayou Trail

TX - 3 miles

The Halls Bayou Trail runs for 3 miles between Hirsch Road and Bretshire Drive near Woodwick Street. The trail links neighborhoods with Tidwell Park and Forest Brook High School, passing through...

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

TX - 11.4 miles

The George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail, in western Houston, starts at the west end of the Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail and, together, they offer a continuous 22-mile ride. The park...

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 10.7 miles

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)...

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Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

TX - 4 miles

Cutting a swath through Houston's Third Ward, the Columbia Tap Trail is a 4-mile rail-trail connecting parts of southeastern Houston with offices, a convention center and a ballpark near...

West White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 7.4 miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between 11th Street and Pinemont Drive, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard. Plans are underway to finish extending the trail from...

Library Loop Trail

TX - 1.4 miles

Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail is the perfect combination of fitness and fun. A decade in the making and with the assistance of Several groups within the community coming together to fund the...

Little White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 0.3 miles

The Little White Oak Bayou trail is a short trail located in North Houston. This short trail is just one small part of the emerging Houston trails system.

MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Trail)

TX - 4.6 miles

The MKT/SP Rails to Trails forms a dogleg through urban Houston, with one leg running north–south between W 26th Street and W 7th Street and the east–west leg running between Shepherd Drive and Hogan...

Santa Fe Trail (Wharton)

TX - 0.8 miles

The Santa Fe Trail is located in the small city of Wharton, Texas, approximately 60 miles southwest of Houston. The trail’s route was originally a portion of the Cane Belt Railroad, which once...

Buffalo Bayou Trail

TX - 15 miles

The Buffalo Bayou Trail cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery. It stretches 15 miles and is fully paved, offering...

Harrisburg and Sunset Rail Trails

TX - 2 miles

The Harrisburg-Sunset Trail is a rails-to-trails project offering bicyclists and pedestrians over 5 miles of trail and on-street bikeways just east of downtown Houston. The 10-foot asphalt trail is...

Library Loop Trail

TX - 1.4 miles

Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail is the perfect combination of fitness and fun. A decade in the making and with the assistance of Several groups within the community coming together to fund the...

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

TX - 33.8 miles

The Brays Bayou Greenway Trail winds along the bayou in southwestern Houston, connecting neighborhoods, universities, recreational facilities, and cultural attractions. Roughly mid-trail, Hermann Park...

West White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 7.4 miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between 11th Street and Pinemont Drive, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard. Plans are underway to finish extending the trail from...

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 10.7 miles

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)...

Accordion

Santa Fe Trail (Wharton)

TX - 0.8 miles

The Santa Fe Trail is located in the small city of Wharton, Texas, approximately 60 miles southwest of Houston. The trail’s route was originally a portion of the Cane Belt Railroad, which once...

MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Trail)

TX - 4.6 miles

The MKT/SP Rails to Trails forms a dogleg through urban Houston, with one leg running north–south between W 26th Street and W 7th Street and the east–west leg running between Shepherd Drive and Hogan...

Harrisburg and Sunset Rail Trails

TX - 2 miles

The Harrisburg-Sunset Trail is a rails-to-trails project offering bicyclists and pedestrians over 5 miles of trail and on-street bikeways just east of downtown Houston. The 10-foot asphalt trail is...

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

TX - 4 miles

Cutting a swath through Houston's Third Ward, the Columbia Tap Trail is a 4-mile rail-trail connecting parts of southeastern Houston with offices, a convention center and a ballpark near...

Little White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 0.3 miles

The Little White Oak Bayou trail is a short trail located in North Houston. This short trail is just one small part of the emerging Houston trails system.

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

TX - 11.4 miles

The George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail, in western Houston, starts at the west end of the Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail and, together, they offer a continuous 22-mile ride. The park...

Buffalo Bayou Trail

TX - 15 miles

The Buffalo Bayou Trail cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery. It stretches 15 miles and is fully paved, offering...

Halls Bayou Trail

TX - 3 miles

The Halls Bayou Trail runs for 3 miles between Hirsch Road and Bretshire Drive near Woodwick Street. The trail links neighborhoods with Tidwell Park and Forest Brook High School, passing through...

Buffalo Bayou Trail

TX - 15 miles

The Buffalo Bayou Trail cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery. It stretches 15 miles and is fully paved, offering...

West White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 7.4 miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between 11th Street and Pinemont Drive, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard. Plans are underway to finish extending the trail from...

Halls Bayou Trail

TX - 3 miles

The Halls Bayou Trail runs for 3 miles between Hirsch Road and Bretshire Drive near Woodwick Street. The trail links neighborhoods with Tidwell Park and Forest Brook High School, passing through...

Library Loop Trail

TX - 1.4 miles

Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail is the perfect combination of fitness and fun. A decade in the making and with the assistance of Several groups within the community coming together to fund the...

Accordion

Santa Fe Trail (Wharton)

TX - 0.8 miles

The Santa Fe Trail is located in the small city of Wharton, Texas, approximately 60 miles southwest of Houston. The trail’s route was originally a portion of the Cane Belt Railroad, which once...

Harrisburg and Sunset Rail Trails

TX - 2 miles

The Harrisburg-Sunset Trail is a rails-to-trails project offering bicyclists and pedestrians over 5 miles of trail and on-street bikeways just east of downtown Houston. The 10-foot asphalt trail is...

MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Trail)

TX - 4.6 miles

The MKT/SP Rails to Trails forms a dogleg through urban Houston, with one leg running north–south between W 26th Street and W 7th Street and the east–west leg running between Shepherd Drive and Hogan...

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 10.7 miles

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)...

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

TX - 33.8 miles

The Brays Bayou Greenway Trail winds along the bayou in southwestern Houston, connecting neighborhoods, universities, recreational facilities, and cultural attractions. Roughly mid-trail, Hermann Park...

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

TX - 4 miles

Cutting a swath through Houston's Third Ward, the Columbia Tap Trail is a 4-mile rail-trail connecting parts of southeastern Houston with offices, a convention center and a ballpark near...

Little White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 0.3 miles

The Little White Oak Bayou trail is a short trail located in North Houston. This short trail is just one small part of the emerging Houston trails system.

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

TX - 11.4 miles

The George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail, in western Houston, starts at the west end of the Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail and, together, they offer a continuous 22-mile ride. The park...

Recent Trail Reviews

Buffalo Bayou Trail

Stay away from EADO trail (North of Buffalo Bayou)

July, 2017 by m.alexrod.tech

7/22/2017
Location: McKee St. bridge entrance (no paved entrance) North of Buffalo Bayou heading east past Jensen Dr. until it converts into Swiney St.

This trail has no signs of entry or maintenance and is filled with homeless people seen along the trail (use caution).

The path under the 59 overpass seems especially unsafe hidden from public view and also filled with homeless and suspicious-looking people.

I wouldn't recommend and would avoid this trail (especially if alone). I couldn't find any updates by the city of Houston on the construction progress of this trail.

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

East Trail Head Closed

April, 2017 by hrpinni

The east trail head and parking lot are closed at Noble Rd (Briar Forest Dr) and Highway 6 until summer of 2019. The connector to Terry Hershey trail has some construction but is passable.

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

Great ride

March, 2017 by kqfields

A great ride for the casual cyclist. I was out on a Sunday (late morning into mid afternoon) for about 3 hrs and found it to be it good shape. Two things that could be improved: some wayfinding signage and some intermediate "facilities"!

Accordion

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

March, 2017 by jusgo

Rode today, or tried to ride...
Numerous major detours of closed trail around the medical center area.
Would have been nice to know this info. prior to making the trip.
Perhaps, TrailLink will find a method to keep us current on this pertinent information.
Trail that was open was really nice. Bluebonnets were seen in some areas already.

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

Great Urban Trail

February, 2017 by giselerobertson

Love the trail, long enough to really get a good work out. Very pleasant to ride thru the swamps/reservoir. Good wild life.

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

Lots of recent improvements!

February, 2017 by norman.tiffany

Eastern sections of the trail from Mason Park to UH and MacGregor Park are so pretty! Very natural with lots of flowers, plants and wildlife. The stretch in the medical center and beyond is more urban, but very functional. Lots of recent upgrades to the trail and more is planned to expand the trail out to the city limits at Eldridge. Overall, I love this trail! #BayouGreenways

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

Terry Hershey Winter Ride

January, 2017 by jacmar1

We were in Katy,TX over Christmas 2016 and rode in Hershey Park.Not knowing what to expect we chose the cyclocross bikes and that was the right choice.The paved paths are quite rolling and rough at times because of the early summer floods that impacted the trail.Segments on the east end were impacted and in some cases based away.You can get around some of the damaged areas but the last east mile is closed as it was totally wasted out.Overall an interesting ride with some sharp transitions along the way.We parked in the park on Memorial Drive off Hwy 6.Restrooms and kids park there.Would be very helpful if there was signage on the west end which connects with the George Bush Park.No way to figure it out unless you see another rider making the transition between the two.

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

I love it!

October, 2016 by sydnigodschild

This is a great place to walk or bike ride. With the scenery, I often exercise more without noticing because I am looking around.

Buffalo Bayou Trail

Buffalo Bayou

July, 2016 by crookhaterg

Getting better, better signage for pedestrians and bike trails would be great. I encountered peds on bike trail very often.

West White Oak Bayou Trail

Impressive Bike Trail in Houston

July, 2016 by sheri.mauck

Though there were a few discarded grocery carts in the bayou and some sketchy surroundings at times, this is a fun trail to ride! I was amazed at the volume of water flowing into and down the bayou! It even had rapids like a river in a few places! All in all, a great biking getaway in the heart of the big city!

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

WU Moms love this trail!

July, 2016 by madelinespec

I discovered this trail back in 2012. I was made aware of the issues they had (muggings) but I believe they have been resolved. It's a wonderful trail that connects us from the medical center/museum district to the east part of downtown. I ride this trail 2 - 3 times a month between 8am and noon. I've never had a problem and always ride with female friends.

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

A well maintained North/South corridor

May, 2016 by sshadow

This trail is clean, smooth, well marked and well lit. I has many functioning benches and metal barriers to prevent access by larger vehicles. I have cycled this trail many times at various hours over the last 9 months going to and from downtown Houston. Although there are travelers from all walks of life, I have never been or felt threatened. However, it is prudent to be watchful- common sense for anyone anywhere commanding a wheeled vehicle. For me I am most weary of the numerous street crossings, some very busy, some have poor visibility to oncoming traffic until your tires kiss the sidewalk. At the north end of the trail one finds inspiring selfie ready urban murals.

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