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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 itself sprawls 7,800 acres and has a number of recreational amenities, including ballfields, picnic areas, a shooting range, and wildlife habitat. Note that the park's paved trail is largely unshaded.
Exit I-10W at Highway 6 and go south. There is trail parking at Buffalo Bayou and just beyond at Briar Forrest Drive. If you want enter George Bush Park (16756 Westheimer Parkway), continue south on Highway 6 to Westheimer Road, then veer right on Westheimer Parkway. Turn right on Barker Cypress heading toward the equestrian center. This will dead end into a parking lot.
I have been riding it for almost a year. I have ridden through shallow flood waters, but never close to a gator. The number of days per year the trials are flooded is very small. This morning was the first time the trail was blocked by a down tree due to storms last night. Of course, if we have a hurricane like Harvey again, all of George Bush Park will be closed for weeks.
It is an excellent place to do any exercise, I love riding my bike ¿¿¿¿¿
Alligators, flooding and potholes.
Nasty park. Flooded every here. Roads in need of repair. Crocodiles on the path.
This is a nice quiet trail in Houston. Watch for flooding after a heavy rainfall.
I start on Cinco Ranch Blvd. where it crosses Buffalo Bayou and ride to Hwy 6 where it connects to the Terry Hershey trail for a 30 mile out and back ride. I can extend to approximately 45 miles if I ride on Terry Hershey to the Beltway. Very nice trail ride. I only have to cross a few streets.
If you’re headed to the park today be wary. There are areas that are still under water from the heavy rains this past weekend.
It’s a great trail and best part it connects with another trail which makes it even better for longer bike rides
It was very nice, highly recommendable
Well used trail. Lots of shade and beautiful scenery. I wish bikers would be more courteous, and call out when passing, i.e. on your right. And slow down when high traffic and pedestrians. It is not a race. ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
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!
Not much by way of elevation, no appreciable mountain biking, otherwise very nice.
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.
Love the trail, long enough to really get a good work out. Very pleasant to ride thru the swamps/reservoir. Good wild life.
This is a great place to walk or bike ride. With the scenery, I often exercise more without noticing because I am looking around.
Just rode this trail today. 3-6 ft wide asphalt trail that is easy and casual for the whole family or any MTN/Roadie who just wants to put some miles in.
Nice long trail
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