Galveston, TX Bike Trails and Maps

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Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

33.8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Buffalo Bayou Trail

15 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

CenterPoint Energy Trail (TX)

1.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Greens Bayou Greenway

7.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Halls Bayou Greenway Trail

6.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

La Porte Hike & Bike Trail

13 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Little White Oak Bayou Trail

0.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Sims Bayou Greenway

6.9 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Southbelt Hike & Bike Trail

3.75 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

West White Oak Bayou Trail

17 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, also referred to as the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery....
TX 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The CenterPoint Energy Trail is the outcome of an agreement between the City of Houston and CenterPoint Energy, allowing the city to locate recreational trails within the electric utility's...
TX 1.5 mi 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 Greens Bayou Greenway threads a green corridor, tracing both banks of its namesake bayou in northern Houston. The paved pathway is bordered by residential neighborhoods and connects Tom Wussow...
TX 7.3 mi 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 6.8 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
La Porte's hike-and-bike trail system offers more than 13 miles to explore. The main spine of the trail runs parallel to Fairmont Parkway from the west side of the city to Galveston Bay, with spurs...
TX 13 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 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
South Belt Hike & Bike Trail is a recreation path in the South Belt/ Ellington neighborhood of Houston. The trail measures 3.75 miles one way, and includes a 1.25-mile loop at one end. The official...
TX 3.75 mi Asphalt
The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between north of Antoine Drive and the Buffalo Bayou Greenway Trail, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard.  From the trail you can...
TX 17 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

La Porte Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 13 miles

La Porte's hike-and-bike trail system offers more than 13 miles to explore. The main spine of the trail runs parallel to Fairmont Parkway from the west side of the city to Galveston Bay, with spurs...

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...

Southbelt Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 3.75 miles

South Belt Hike & Bike Trail is a recreation path in the South Belt/ Ellington neighborhood of Houston. The trail measures 3.75 miles one way, and includes a 1.25-mile loop at one end. The official...

Greens Bayou Greenway

TX - 7.3 miles

The Greens Bayou Greenway threads a green corridor, tracing both banks of its namesake bayou in northern Houston. The paved pathway is bordered by residential neighborhoods and connects Tom Wussow...

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MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Hike and Bike 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...

Buffalo Bayou Trail

TX - 15 miles

The Buffalo Bayou Trail, also referred to as the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery....

West White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 17 miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between north of Antoine Drive and the Buffalo Bayou Greenway Trail, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard.  From the trail you can...

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...

CenterPoint Energy Trail (TX)

TX - 1.5 miles

The CenterPoint Energy Trail is the outcome of an agreement between the City of Houston and CenterPoint Energy, allowing the city to locate recreational trails within the electric utility's...

Halls Bayou Greenway Trail

TX - 6.8 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

CenterPoint Energy Trail (TX)

TX - 1.5 miles

The CenterPoint Energy Trail is the outcome of an agreement between the City of Houston and CenterPoint Energy, allowing the city to locate recreational trails within the electric utility's...

Halls Bayou Greenway Trail

TX - 6.8 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, also referred to as the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery....

Accordion

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...

La Porte Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 13 miles

La Porte's hike-and-bike trail system offers more than 13 miles to explore. The main spine of the trail runs parallel to Fairmont Parkway from the west side of the city to Galveston Bay, with spurs...

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...

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.

Greens Bayou Greenway

TX - 7.3 miles

The Greens Bayou Greenway threads a green corridor, tracing both banks of its namesake bayou in northern Houston. The paved pathway is bordered by residential neighborhoods and connects Tom Wussow...

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 - 17 miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between north of Antoine Drive and the Buffalo Bayou Greenway Trail, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard.  From the trail you can...

Southbelt Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 3.75 miles

South Belt Hike & Bike Trail is a recreation path in the South Belt/ Ellington neighborhood of Houston. The trail measures 3.75 miles one way, and includes a 1.25-mile loop at one end. The official...

MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Hike and Bike 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...

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.

La Porte Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 13 miles

La Porte's hike-and-bike trail system offers more than 13 miles to explore. The main spine of the trail runs parallel to Fairmont Parkway from the west side of the city to Galveston Bay, with spurs...

Greens Bayou Greenway

TX - 7.3 miles

The Greens Bayou Greenway threads a green corridor, tracing both banks of its namesake bayou in northern Houston. The paved pathway is bordered by residential neighborhoods and connects Tom Wussow...

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...

Accordion

MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Hike and Bike 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...

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...

Buffalo Bayou Trail

TX - 15 miles

The Buffalo Bayou Trail, also referred to as the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail, cuts across Houston and meanders through the many parks that line the waterway, as well as the historical Glenwood Cemetery....

Halls Bayou Greenway Trail

TX - 6.8 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...

CenterPoint Energy Trail (TX)

TX - 1.5 miles

The CenterPoint Energy Trail is the outcome of an agreement between the City of Houston and CenterPoint Energy, allowing the city to locate recreational trails within the electric utility's...

Southbelt Hike & Bike Trail

TX - 3.75 miles

South Belt Hike & Bike Trail is a recreation path in the South Belt/ Ellington neighborhood of Houston. The trail measures 3.75 miles one way, and includes a 1.25-mile loop at one end. The official...

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...

West White Oak Bayou Trail

TX - 17 miles

The West White Oak Bayou Trail extends between north of Antoine Drive and the Buffalo Bayou Greenway Trail, running parallel with the bayou and T. C. Jester Boulevard.  From the trail you can...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

West White Oak Bayou Trail

Sunday work out ride

October, 2021 by bqd6n47fjw

Parked at 1648 Studemont St, nice lot. I’m a 63 year old heavy weight trying to get back into shape. I quickly discovered there are lots of up hills and down hills. I found myself picking up a lot speed going down hills. You need good brakes. I needed to shift into the low gears huffing and puffing up hills. Good work out. Most folks were what I call serious cyclists. Towards the end the pavement runs out along the bayou. Later there are piles or mounts of dirt with grass on the trail as if to discourage cyclists. I have no idea what it’s about. The city should remove them. Small paths around them. From what I could see pretty much the end when you get to the Nina and Michael Zilkha park let.

Greens Bayou Greenway

Greens Bayou Bike Ride

September, 2021 by mikelake8004

This trail is really better than my rating. I gave it this rating because the trail is not complete from both sides of I-45 North. The trail has 4 parks on its path which includes Rockstar Energy Bike Park, Tom Wussow Park, City View Park and Jack Drake Park. I recommend this trail and I wish more of the community take advantage of it. Other than that, the park division needs to finish or construct the trail to go under 45 and the service road to truly complete this trail 100 percent.

Buffalo Bayou Trail

Its awesome. Went with my husband and son. It's beautiful and a long trail. We rode our Electric bikes on the whole trail from one to the other. We will go again.

May, 2021 by killingsworthjenny4

Its awesome. Went with my husband and son. It's beautiful and a long trail. We rode our Electric bikes on the whole trail from one to the other. We will go again.

Accordion

West White Oak Bayou Trail

Love It!

May, 2021 by peaceb4u2c

I was amazed with this route. Very scenic and smooth pathway without the pedestrians.

Greens Bayou Greenway

Not many walk this trail very peaceful. Just need more light

May, 2021 by mrsbozz1983

Not many walk this trail very peaceful. Just need more light

West White Oak Bayou Trail

Excellent Ride! 7am-12

April, 2021 by jared.waller

This is a great ride. I parked at TC Jester Park and headed toward downtown. Somewhere I connected with the Buffalo Bayou Trail and road until the trial ended (approx 17 miles). I ended up getting lost on the way back and ended my ride with about 50 total miles. After reading reviews, I was concerned about safety, but I found the trial safe. Some homeless under overpasses, some glass on trail. Just be aware. The only reason I gave the trail four stars is because signs are not marked well and it’s easy to get lost if you’re not paying attention

Buffalo Bayou Trail

Great trail

April, 2021 by aqah

It’s a great ride into Brady’s landing and you can connect to the U of H trail and white oak trail, then jump off and ride through the heights. It’s great, especially when we get a warmer day in December. We ride through the heights and look at Christmas decoration. Even without lights there’s a lot to look at and some great restaurants.

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

Columbia Tap: Okay

December, 2020 by corrigan.r

People were getting mugged on this route a few years ago, so I would advise traversing in groups, as it's still dicey, in my humble. Lots of trash, broken glass, and there's a stretch through the ward where there's a stop sign every 50 yards or so at every street crossing. It's a shortcut to downtown, but not my fave trail.

West White Oak Bayou Trail

No Connector at Stude Park

November, 2020 by m-brand

There was no connector at the Studemont/Stude Park location coming from Buffalo Bayou Greenway Trail downtown. I was disappointed as I had ome from Spring TX to make a 17 mile ride. I had planned on beginning my ride on the Buffalo Bayou Trail and move to the White Oaks Bayou route. Also at Stude Park there was a split with one of the paths appearing to continue on the long route but it was a hard dead end at the bottom of a hill. Otherwise the trail from Stude Park into downtown was a very pleasant experience. That path is in good condition but can become crowded with pedestrians at times

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

Issues

October, 2020 by jonvink

This trail has issues ... as noted in the reviews here. My issue was a dog running free and the owner not caring. It’s too bad because this would be a great little cut theough from Brays Bayou to downtown.

Sims Bayou Greenway

Nice Ride

October, 2020 by victoriarenee1

This ride was a great start to my day. Not too challenging but def has some moments where you have to push. Beautiful scenery. Didn’t like that it was so close to so many plants (and a waste site) but it was still a great ride, nonetheless. From the start of the trail to the feeder it was about 3.3 miles and so from Milby park back you’re looking at about 6 and a half miles. I ended up going down to the feeder and then back a bit and up Arizona and back around to add a few miles. All in all, locked in approx 8 miles. My goal was 10 but I’ll make up for it on the next ride.

MKT/SP Rails to Trails (Heights Hike and Bike Trail)

Nice, Easy Ride

October, 2020 by victoriarenee1

Loved this trail. First ride in YEARS. Did a about 7.3 miles. Through the Heights. Loved looking at all of the beautiful homes. The bridge is temporarily shut down. FYI.

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