No matter the time of year, you can always go biking in Houston. Whether you’re looking for an urban trail or a rougher ride, the options in Houston never cease.
We’ve rounded up the best biking trails in Houston and beyond so that you can get fit, see the city, and become a master cyclist.
Here is our list of the Best Biking Trails in Houston & Surrounding Areas:
Buffalo Bayou Hike & Bike Trail
This developing bike trail has multiple sectors that may connect one day. For now, you’ll have to explore the trails separately. The West Sector is from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street with a separate space for walkers. It’s open every day from sun up to sundown.
Brazos Bend State Park
Note: All Texas state parks are temporarily closed due to current world events. So, you cannot access this bike trail at this time.
Circle the lakes at Brazos Bend State Park and ride through the forest. These interconnecting trails circle back to one another so you may want to download a park map. They’re open every day until 10 pm, admission is $7 for each person aged 13 years and up.
Terry Hershey Hike & Bike Trail
Located in Terry Hershey Park, this biking trail runs along the Buffalo Bayou. You can cycle from the Beltway to Highway 6 with plenty of shade and scenery. There are also plenty of spaces to have a picnic, play, and even watch the nightly bat migration! They’re open during daylight hours.
Memorial Park Hiking Trails
Memorial Park is inside the loop and has multiple recreational features for the outdoorsy types. Check out the Bayou Wilds mountain biking trails in the Southwest section of the park. They’re mixed-use trails so you’ll have to watch out for hikers but it’s a great, rough trail for practice. They’re open daily during daylight hours.
White Oak Bayou Greenway
Going along TC Jester, this bike path features over 15 miles of trails and it also connects with the Heights Hike and Bike Trail to give you more access to the city.
Brays Bayou Greenway Trail
This 33-mile long path through Southwest Houston is extra wide and paved. Most of the trail has very little shade so you’ll want to wear sunscreen. You’ll bike along the Brays Bayou alongside walkers and runners. Use your biking etiquette and you’ll be fine.
Bear Creek Park
This sprawling park in West Houston has plenty of shady trees, open fields, and picnic tables so you can make a day of your biking outing. The paths are paved and extra wide but you’ll be sharing them with walkers, runners, and the occasional car. Keep to the right and be aware of your surroundings. You’ll also want to observe the speed limit.
Richard & Meg Weekley Park
Cypress has plenty of hike and bike trails to choose from but this one makes the list for its variety of elevations and landscapes. There is a paved path along with several off-road trail options. Bike past the bridge and take a ride around the bayou.
Lake Houston Wilderness Park
The North River Trail is great for biking at this far Northeast Houston area park. This out of the way preserve is more rustic than others on this list so come prepared for an adventure. Entry is $3 per person and they’re open from 7 am to 6 pm.
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