Wharton, TX Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Wharton, TX. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail and Library Loop Trail. With more than 6 trails covering 65 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.

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Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

33.8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

11.4 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Library Loop Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Santa Fe Trail (Wharton)

0.8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Sims Bayou Greenway

6.9 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

10.7 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
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 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
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 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 Sims Bayou Greenway, sometimes referred to as the Sims Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, is a developing trail through the neighborhoods of southern Houston, connecting residents with parks and...
TX 6.9 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

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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...

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...

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...

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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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...

Sims Bayou Greenway

TX - 6.9 miles

The Sims Bayou Greenway, sometimes referred to as the Sims Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, is a developing trail through the neighborhoods of southern Houston, connecting residents with parks and...

Sims Bayou Greenway

TX - 6.9 miles

The Sims Bayou Greenway, sometimes referred to as the Sims Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, is a developing trail through the neighborhoods of southern Houston, connecting residents with parks and...

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...

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)...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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)...

Sims Bayou Greenway

TX - 6.9 miles

The Sims Bayou Greenway, sometimes referred to as the Sims Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, is a developing trail through the neighborhoods of southern Houston, connecting residents with parks and...

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...

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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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

the worst

March, 2020 by eyad20051

This is by far one of the worst bike trails I’ve been on. There’s too much construction. The trail is not clearly defined and you have to make many streets turns to get onto other segments of the trail. Very fragmented and difficult to navigate. There’s no more than 1 mile of straight trail at a time and makes biking very difficult. There’s better trails in Houston¿

George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

East trail head still closed 2/1/20

February, 2020 by lizlevanriley

You can connect from the Terry Hershey trail but it is annoying not to have updated information on trailhead and parking status. What’s a good source? Great ride once you get to it, though!

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

pleasant ride

December, 2019 by eugene.r.schwanbeck

Yes some parts are missing or under construction but overall it was a nice ride passing by the medical center and the zoo. Some sections seem newer than others so it’s getting better all the time.

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George Bush Park Hike and Bike Trail

Great for speed in the early AM; by noon it is toddler city

November, 2019 by hwoodatty

Not much by way of elevation, no appreciable mountain biking, otherwise very nice.

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

cityscape ride

October, 2019 by whitesj40

Started from Braeburn Glen Park end and rode into the city. Until you reach 610 all of the road crossings involve going through the intersections and Houston traffic is not great at watching for bicycles. Certainly would be tough with kids. The paths are being worked on still but they are nice and wide where complete. Road and bayou construction breaks up the trail just before the medical center but after that you can ride fairly well in the bayou without so many road crossings. The bayou is a concrete lined channel all the way to MacGregor Park. So don’t expect a picturesque river. There are however fish visible throughout the length of the channel.

Terry Hershey Park Hike & Bike Trail

nice and clean

October, 2019 by mattia.a

10 miles of clean and wide concrete roads to be shred with pedestrians. Sometimes you can deviate into gravel trials and vary the experience. You will enjoy this easy trial for sure.

Library Loop Trail

Extended!

June, 2019 by pacograph

The trail has been extended to at least 5 miles and crosses under about 4 streets including Westpark Tollway and leads into Harwin Park just before you reach Aurthur Storey Park. Plenty of Help stations along with benches.

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

Crappy

May, 2019 by dayterj

Though this is nice by Hermann Park. Getting to the nicer part you have to deal with narrow path and points where you are in the road and crossing traffic and train tracks.
In my opinion it needs to be on both sides of the bayou, wider and paved from beginning to end.

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail May 2019

May, 2019 by jkunzinger

I rode from Gus Wortham Golf Course to the end of the Brays Bayou trail. While there are a few places that one has to cross to the other side of the bayou or where one must use crosswalks, this trail is in good condition on this portion. I park in the overflow lot for the Golf Course. The trail east of the golf course is still being worked on (I assume from Harvey damage), plus there are areas one must use roads. But only east of Gus Wortham Golf Course.

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

terrible!

February, 2019 by tnschumacher

Don’t waste your time here if you want to road bike. Most of the trail is under construction or grass.

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

Great Trail Through Southside of Houston

February, 2018 by slistc

New to Houston and have not found many trails for road bikers. This one is great, and will be even more so once all upgrades are completed. (Feb 25, 2018) - while a few spots take some navigating due to trail construction and/or need to pick up the trail on the other side, the path is wide and well maintained. Today, runoff had left a few wet/muddy spots - which left a skunk mark on my back, but that just proves I had fun. I hope future plans include signage to let trail users know what street, sights, and amenities are near each underpass.

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.

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