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I am surprised how many people still don’t know about this trail, but then again maybe that’s a good thing. It is clean, well-maintained, and quite peaceful. The trail wanders through the neighborhood, around Mills Pond, through the main parks areas, along a disc golf course, and it follows a creek most of the way with multiple bridges. I recommend this trail to everyone and they are always pleasantly surprised by how great it is.
Is this really a bike trail? Seems like it just follows the road on the north side of Adams. If you ride the south side of Adams you’ll get hit for sure. Lots of traffic and vehicles coming and going down all those 30+ driveways that you’ll come across. I wouldn’t call it a “trail” but more of a “route”.
On our quest to ride our bikes in all fifty states, the Waco Riverwalk became the first trail for us in the Lone Star State and allowed us to check off state number twenty-one!
On a sunny October afternoon, the parts Waco allowed us to see and ride were sensational! Fantastic views of the mighty Brazos River, historic bridges, magnificent sculptures, and waterfowl were thoroughly enjoyed as we rode the loop. The trail is perfectly maintained, flat for the most part, attractive, and not especially busy on a hot, weekday afternoon.
Unfortunately, several portions and views were off limits and/or obstructed due to renovations, construction, and some urban renewal at and around the historic Waco Suspension Bridge. The suspension bridge was off limits, the trail that goes south under the suspension bridge barricaded, and even parts of the towering Chisolm Trail sculpture, Branding the Brazos, was hidden behind construction tarps. To continue our ride south on the Riverwalk Trail toward Lake Brazos Park and Baylor University, we went up and around the suspension bridge and down some stairs at Indian Spring Park. That put us back on the Riverwalk and headed south UNTIL another barricade a couple hundred yards or so down the trail thwarted our plans and sightseeing! Dang!
Regrettably, the gods of Waco bike riding really let us down. We traveled thousands of miles from Southern California to experience this awesome trail (and so the wife could visit Magnolia and her sister too), but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
On the bright side, we absolutely loved what we were able to experience! Once Waco gets its riverfront renovations wrapped up, it will truly be a five star trail and even more so worth your time. Don't forget your camera!
This trail is like getting lost in Mother Natures wonderland. Trails are clearly marked. Very safe and peaceful so far.
We really enjoyed walking along this trail next to Nolan Creek. It goes through 3 parks and was not crowded at all. All concrete pathway made it very easy. If you have kids they will enjoy both the creek and the playgrounds along the way. One even had a splash pad. There are a few spots with easy access to the creek. While we were sitting with our feet in the water a family came by and the grandmother introduced us to her son, who designed this trail walk!
Really nice views
Loved the trail! Better to go there during weekdays. Weekends can be crowded with walkers and bikers.
Several cute parks on the way. Each of them offers unique experience. Brushy creek park offers lake, kayaking rental and wild flowers!
I enjoy walking my dogs, jogging, and mountain biking along this trail. It’s a fantastic spot for getting in those miles. I would also like to respond to the reviews saying cyclists are causing a problem: I’ve found that not to be true and that pedestrians with stray toddlers out of their parents control and dogs on extended leashes cause more issues than any biker I’ve come across. Share the trail folks!
Fine for road bike except for a few real steep hills that we walked. Just follow the danger signs. Had a beautiful ride
I only walked the portion of the trail that is near the pool and park. I enjoyed hearing the stream running along the trail at that section but wished there was shade!
Wonderful trail. Please keep in mind this is a shared trail. Pedestrians and cyclists use this and many seem to not notice the other.
Pedestrians walking in groups don't tend to hear a biker announcing. Bikers aren't always loud when announcing because they're out of breath. Wind blowing in your ears and the glare of the sun in your face don't help. The trail is also narrow and can wind, which restricts your viewpoint.
Always look behind you when walking! Stay on the right. If you have to stop of take a call get off of the pathway. It's the courteous thing to do. Most pedestrians are aware, but newcomers are not. Cyclists need to also not take this ride seriously and be mindful that you may need to come to a dead stop when you least expect it. I have been that guy. Still worth the ride but practice safety and courtesy.
Weekends and afternoons can be busy. I suggest going during the week within normal business/school hours for the best experience.
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