Waco Riverwalk

Texas

Waco Riverwalk Facts

States: Texas
Counties: McLennan
Length: 5 miles
Trail end points: Cameron Park and Baylor University
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7805056
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Waco Riverwalk Description

The Waco Riverwalk winds for 5 miles along both banks of the Brazos River, connecting several downtown attractions. At its north end is the sprawling 400-acre Cameron Park with many natural features to enjoy, including limestone cliffs, woodlands, scenic overlooks, and natural springs, as well as recreational facilities, such as playgrounds, walking paths, a disc golf course, and the Cameron Park Zoo. With plentiful parking, restrooms, and picnic tables, it's a good place to start your journey.

Tucked between the Washington and Franklin Avenue bridges, you'll find the centerpiece of the Riverwalk: the camera-worthy Waco Suspension Bridge. The pedestrian bridge dates back to 1870, when wagons and cattle rumbled across it, and spans 475 feet. About a half-mile from the bridge and trail lies another of the city's icons that's worth a side trip: the Dr. Pepper Museum (300 South 5th Street). The 1906 building was the first to the manufacture the popular soda.

Continuing south on the paved pathway, you'll arrive at the Baylor University campus, where the trail ends. This end of the trail has no shortage of attractions either. Here, you'll find the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and the Mayborn Museum Complex.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Cameron Park on the trail's north end, and a bit farther south in Doris D. Miller Park (300 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), and at the Waco Tourist Information Center (106 Texas Ranger Trail) near Baylor University.    

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