Area: Houston

Map of Brays Bayou Trails


Brays Bayou Trails

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Brays Bayou Trails


20 miles






Brays Bayou greenbelt, local parks, golf courses, Herman Park, MacGregor Park, Mason Park


Keegans Bayou
Columbia Tap Rail Trail



The Brays Bayou Greenway 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 20 miles and goes through the heart of Houston, connecting neighborhoods, local parks and commercial areas. The trail system will be expanding to over 30 miles of trails with future construction.

The trails offer an excellent way to ride a bike or walk away from traffic. There are beautiful views of the waterways, the skyline of Downtown Houston, natural areas, wildlife, several pedestrian bridges and paths leading to the local parks along the way.


The Brays Bayou Greenway Trails are paved for the most part. There are some stretches that remain unpaved with a natural surface. The trails are open for bike riding, walking and running. Many of the major roadways have underpasses and access paths, but there are some crossings at street level for the trail.

Points of Interest

Along the route, the Brays Bayou Greenway Trails go by several parks and other destination points, such as: Braeburn Glen Park, Brays Bayou Park, Fondren Middle School, South Loop West Lake, Hermann Park, MacGregor Parkway, MacGregor Park and Mason Park.

Nearby Trails

Keegans Bayou: the recreational trail that runs alongside Keegans Bayou intersects the Brays Bayou Greenway Trails at S. Gessner Road.

Columbia Gap Rail Trail: the Brays Bayou Greenway Trails also intersect with the Columbia Tap Rail Trail that heads off to the northeast traveling 3 miles to Downtown Houston. this junction is located near MacGregor Way and Ennis Street.

End Points

The west end of the Brays Bayou Greenway Trails is located at Braeburn Glen Boulevard north of Bissonnet Street. This is adjacent to Braeburn Glen Park which has parking.

The continuous trail ends at the railroad track to the east of Mason Park on Tipps Street. There is a gap in the trail at this point.

The east end of the last trail section is along Hockley Street to the west of Broadway Street, near where the Brays Bayou flows into the Buffalo Bayou.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more about the Brays Bayou Greenway Trails for bike riding and walking in Houston, Texas.