Area: Houston

Map of Buffalo Bayou Trail


Buffalo Bayou Trail, Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Trail Texas map area

Buffalo Bayou Trail,
Houston, Texas


10+ miles






natural areas along Buffalo Bayou, local parks, gardens, Water Works


Heights Hike & Bike Trail

White Oak Bayou Greenway



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.


The Buffalo Bayou Trail is paved for its entire length. There is a network of interconnecting trails that are located away from streets and traffic. The trails are open for bike riding, walking and running.

Points of Interest

The Buffalo Bayou Trail goes by the following points of interest:

Autry Park
St. Thomas High School
Cleveland Park
Lost Lake Visitor Center
Dunlavy Event Center
Johnny Steele Dog Park
Buffalo Bayou Park
WW II Memorial
Rosemont Pedestrian Bridge
Houston Police Officers Memorial
Eleanor Tinsley Park
Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area
Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade
Sabine Overlook
Buffalo Bayou Torch
Downtown Aquarium
Sam Houston Park
Sesquicentennial Park
Univeristy of Houston - Downtown campus
Allen's Landing Park
Championship Park
Guadalupe Plaza Park
Tony Marron Park
Nearby Trails

The Buffalo Bayou Trail intersects with the Heights Hike and Bike Trail and the White Oak Bayou Greenway at a point between Main Street and N. San Jacinto Street, south of Wood Street. This junction is near the University of Houston-Downtown campus. The Heights Hike and Bike Trail and White Oak Bayou Greenway heads off to the northwest from this point and into the neighborhoods north of Interstate 10.

On the west end of the Buffalo Bayou Trail you can connect to the paved pathways along Memorial Drive to reach other trails in Memorial Park.


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