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We started Downtown and traveled NW to north of 610 a good ways.
Had to jump on another trail briefly where there is trail construction taking place. Stopped at Patterson Park to cool off and have a cold beverage.
All in all we really enjoyed the trail. Good signs are in place to let you know intersecting streets in some areas. Will be on this trail again.
My first and all time favorite bike trail in Houston. Public art installations along the path, water features, dog park, beautiful people & beautiful skyline view. ¿
I rode a good portion of the trail today trying out a new saddle. and I was impressed. A tiny bit of elevation and curves to make it interesting.Didn't hurt that it was a gorgeous day. Not insanely busy but I got started late.
This is a lovely bike trail where you only encounter occasional pedestrians. The only downside is a narrow overpass bridge which makes me nervous but it’s, generally speaking, very safe and it’s great that it connects with Bush park. No need to cross roads, etc. I highly recommend it.
If you ride through the Rice Ave and Chimney Rock areas you are taking your life into your own hands. Very dangerous due to construction and the contractor and COH apparently don’t care. I ride over that way often but beware. I will let you know when things change.
Lots of construction right now on the western half of the trail—basically impassable. No signs to say where you can pick the trail back up, no indication of how long the trail will be close. Stick to the Brays Bayou until this is over
I Agree with the construction comments. Should have read the reviews before driving 2 hours to ride. The Hockley Street trailhead starts the trail from the east but suddenly stops due to construction. I would advise not trying to start from this location. We took streets to the Mason Park (South 75th Street) trailhead to get back onto the the trail from there westbound it was hit and miss with the construction. Some places could use better signage for what way to go on the detours. For the most part the trail was concrete and asphalt. There were places in need of repair that was rough and if caught you off guard you could take a spill. The traffic on the the trail was very light due to overcast skies, windy, and being a Friday. Overall not a bad days ride and getting out of the house.
Unless you are a local Houstonian, I would not recommend this trail at this time. I met many obsticles and managed to go around, by walking thru mud, hitting a street for about 500 feet and navigating thru barriers. So I suggest NOGO if you are coming from out of town.
Trail not complete
And very few signs. It was difficult to follow the route in several locations. It’s still a work in progress
This is a great trail for walking. If you start at the beginning, make the loop and return, it's over 6 miles long. The asphalt surface is a little easier on the knees than other concrete trails. There are 3 points along the trail where you must cross street traffic although only one (Scarsdale) is a busy street. The other 2 are neighborhood streets. An added bonus is the tail passes through 3 different parks that provide 3 areas for parking. It's not the widest trail and can get congested in the afternoon especially with bike riders zooming around. It follows the banks of a drainage canal and loops around a large retention pond. Therefore, you're likely to encounter wildlife every now and then. There's even a detour on the back side of the loop that takes you through a densely wooded area for the adventitious folks. My kids call it the "Spooky Forest". Over all, it's a great opportunity to get out, exercise and meet some of your neighbors.
Lovely on a crisp Fall Saturday. A bit busy. But everyone deserves a lovey Saturday
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