Galveston Hiking 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

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Halls Bayou Trail

3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Little White Oak Bayou Trail

0.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Sims Bayou Greenway

6.9 mi
State: TX
Asphalt
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 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
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

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Buffalo Bayou Trail

love it

April, 2018 by timstump7

It’s a great challenge for me when I feel like rollerblading over biking. Yes. I’m one of those crazies that enjoy both modes of recreational mobility. My only complaint would be it gets crowded, so you’re bound to run into either those biking snobs or those rollerblading snobs. Idk why either camp thinks they look cool. We look like idiots lol let’s just get along! Trail was a blast though. And this app makes it a lot easier to know how to get back to your car.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Buffalo Bayou Trail

MTB at Buffalo Bayou

April, 2016 by kmca1961

Great MTB trail that runs along Allen Parkway. Recent improvements and attractions has made this one of my favorite bike rides in the Metro-Houston area. The layout of the Park's bike/hike, friendly design should be the model for any future development.

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

Felt Threatened on Columbia Tap

February, 2016 by johnmoldy

About two years ago, 4 punks lunged at me as I rode on the trail. Although I avoided any trouble, I swore off this trail and have not ridden it since.

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

good trail

September, 2015 by barsar

Have put off taking this trail but finally decided it was time to give it a go as it hooks nicely into BB hike and bike trail.sunday morning quite a few people out riding,jogging and walking.as with any of the trails around houston you just have to use common sense With your own safety. Will definite make this a frequent trail to explore

Columbia Tap Rail-Trail

Rider at own risk

December, 2014 by tfitz87

Would be a really nice trail except it travels through a rough neighborhood. As a 6'4" 250lbs man I choose a different route via surface streets that were not so secluded.

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