Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Houston area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Houston, Texas

Note: The recreational trails displayed on the maps for the State of Texas were created using Google Map information from before the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Please check with local sources for information prior to using any of the trails.

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Armand Bayou Hike and Bike Trail

Bishop Fiorenza Park Trail

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

Buffalo Bayou Trail

Columbia Tap Rail Trail

Deke Slayton Highway Trail

Fairmaount Parkway Trail

Gene Green Beltway Park

George Bush Hike and Bike Trail

Halls Bayou Hike & Bike Trail

Heights Hike and Bike Trail

Hermann Brown Park Trails

Hermann Park Trail

Keegans Bayou Trail

Keith-Weiss Park Trail

League City Hike and Bike Trail

Mayde Creek Trail

Mason Creek Trail

Memorial Park Trail

Nottingham Country Park Trail

Sims Bayou Hike & Bike Trail

Spring Creek Greenway Trail

Stude Park Trail

Terry Hershey Park Trail

White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail


Sugar Land

Houston is located in Southeast Texas, near the Gulf of Mexico. This area of the country has a warm climate that is condusive to enjoying the great outdoors for much of the year.

Southeastern Texas offers numerous recreational trails for walking, bike riding, running and other activities. There are trails through the urban areas, along the many bayous and along creeks in the outer portions of the city. Other trails follow alongside major roadways or along abandoned railroad corridors.

Buffalo Bayou Trail

The Buffalo Bayou Trail is a system of paved pathways located along the Buffalo Bayou waterway just north of Downtown Houston. Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160 acre greenbelt with lovely views of Downtown Houston, multiple park areas, bridges, playgrounds, a dog park and other gathering places. The trail is situated between Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway and extends for over 6 miles between Shepard Drive on the west to Lockwood Drive on the east. The trail system is located on both the north and south banks of the waterway, with access trails to the local streets and other attractions.

The Buffalo Bayou Trail goes by multiple local parks, and you will find lovely gardens, places to stroll in the evening, restoration of the natural landscape with native trees and grasses, the distinctive blue lunar cycle lighting, the Water Works, a skate park, an enclosed dog park, Lost Lake, benches, picnic areas and other amenities.

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Brays Bayou Trail

The Brays Bayou Trails are a network of paved trails that follow alongside the winding waterway of Brays Bayou south of Downtown Houston. The route of the paved pathways extend for almost 14 miles from two locations near Interstate 69 and Bissonnet Street on the west end to Calhoun Road and MacGregor Way on the east end.

Another 4-mile long section of paved trails along Brays Bayou is located between Telephone Road and Broadway Street. The meandering trail wraps around Gus Wortham Golf Course and through Mason Park. The east end of this section of the Brays Bayou Trails is located on Hockley Street, not far from where Brays Bayou flows into Buffalo Bayou.

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White Oak Bayou Trail

The White Oak Bayou Trail is a 7.5-mile long paved trail that is located north of Downtown Houston. The north end of the trail is located on Antoine Drive, just north of the intersection with W. Little York Drive. the trail heads to the south from here and follows the channel for the White Oak Bayou. along its route is crosses under W. Tidwell Drive, goes past Katherine Swiss Elementary School, Watonga Parkway Park, T.C. Jester Park, under Interstate 610 and past Timbergrove Sports Association. The south end of this section of the White Oak Bayou Trail is located at W. 11th Street, a few blocks west of Merchant's Park Shopping Center.

There is another separate completed section of trail that goes along the White Oak Bayou is located in Stude Park and White Oak Park. This portion of the trail connects with other trails in these parks and also with the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. The Heights Hike and Bike Trail then connects to the Buffalo Bayou Trails system. There are plans for connecting the two separated sections of trails along the White Oak Bayou.

Memorial Park Trails

Memorial Park is a 1,464-acre park operated by the Houston Parks & Recreation Department. It is located to the northwest of Downtown Houston, off of Memorial Drive. The park has numerous paved and unpaved trails for walking, cycling and mountain bike riding. There facilities for other outdoor activities as well. The park is home to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. There is a network of hiking paths to the south of the nature center. Runners and walkers will enjoy the natural surface of the Seymour Liberman Exercise Trail. The soft surfaced tree-lined trail makes a 3-mile long loop around the golf course.

Terry Hershey Park Trail

The Terry Hershey Park Trail is a 8.5-mile long system of paved and unpaved trails that is located in residential areas on the west side of the Houston area, just south of Interstate 10 and just west of the Sam Houston Parkway. The trails are located in Terry Hershey Park and wander alongside the waterway of the Buffalo Bayou. The west end of the trail system is located at the edge of George Bush Park and the east end is located at Highway 8, just north of Shady River Drive. Terry Hershey Park has a network of paved and unpaved trails, including the trails called the "Ant Hills". There is kayaking along the bayou as well.

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Spring Creek Greenway

The Spring Creek Greenway is located in Harris County, about 20 miles north of Downtown Houston in Southeast Texas. The greenway consists of 12 miles of natural forest and sandy beaches along the creek along with wildlife sightings, fishing, hiking trails, bird watching, picnicking, an archery range and canoeing.

A 10-mile long paved and unpaved recreational trail winds through the greenway from Dennis Johnston Park in the north to Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Preserve in the south. The route of the trail goes from the City of Spring to the City of Humble. This trail allows hikers and bike riding. Much of the trail is paved. There are other dirt paths that connect to the main trail for further exploration of the area.

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Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails in Houston, Texas..

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Texas

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Texas.