If one of your favorite hobbies is cycling, you will not be disappointed with the trails available in Houston, no matter the time of year you are sure to find a suitable bike trail. Whether you are looking for something off the beaten path or more of an urban ride, the options are endless. We have searched the city for the best bike trails that will get you moving and give you a pretty fantastic tour of the great city of Houston from a different point of view.
Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail
Location: 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail is a 10 mile beautiful urban oasis. This concrete paved trail is just west of downtown and offers terrific city views.
Spring Creek Greenway Trail
Location: 709 Riley Fuzzel Spring, TX 77373
Just 30 minutes outside of Houston, you will find this fantastic peaceful 20 miles paved bike trail. It is said to be one of the largest forested urban greenways in the US. Along the trail, you will find some sandy beaches that allow you to relax and cool off in the creek.
Jack Brooks Park Trail
Location: 5700 FM 2004 &, Hwy 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563
Jack Brooks Trails a short 6-mile trail, but don’t let that fool you, this trail is for the more experienced riders. This challenging trail has a few obstacles like low hanging trees and roots; you will have to maneuver around, but don’t let that keep you away. If you are up for the challenge, you will for sure enjoy this trail, and the trees offer great shade to keep you fresh.
Brays Bayou Greenway Trail
Location: 541 S 75th St Houston, TX 77023
This fantastic trail spans over 30 miles of South Houston, and it connects you to some of Houston’s major attractions. Along the way, you’ll see The University of Houston, Rice University, Hermann Park, and the NRG stadium. This trail is one of Houston’s latest projects, so some areas are still under construction.
Location: 17560 Roberts Rd Hockley, TX 77447
Zube Park is where cyclists meet before they head out on a 46-mile ride. It’s a beautiful, mainly flat ride with some small hills, but be advised that you share the road with vehicles on this trail.
Location: 6501 Memorial Dr Houston, TX 77007
Memorial Park is located in central Houston; all types of cyclists love it because it offers paved and off-road trails. Cyclists share the trail with walkers, and runners so stay alert.
Anthills Trail in Terry Hershey Park
Location: 15200 Memorial Dr Houston, Texas 77079
Anthills Trail in Terry Hershey Park is a mountain bike riders dream trail with 10 miles of rolling hills. This singletrack trail takes riders on an uphill and downhill adventure.
White Oak Bayou Greenway
Location: 4201 T C Jester Blvd Houston, TX 77018-4040
White Oak Bayou Greenway is a great trail to get a quick ride in, this 15-mile trail connects to Heights Hike and Bike Trail and is pedestrian free.
Huntsville State Park
Location: 565 Park Road 40 west Huntsville, TX 77340
Huntsville State Park is a bit of a drive outside of Houston but well worth the trip. Here you will find 20 miles of rugged trails to keep you busy all day in nature and away from the city. If you are up for it, pack a tent and stay for the weekend.
George Bush Park
Location: 16756 Westheimer Pkwy Houston, TX 77082
George Bush trail is located in the heart of Katy and offers riders almost 11 miles of trail. The wide paved and dirt trails provide plenty of space for both runners and cyclists to share without having to weave around each other.
If you are up for the challenge and want a longer ride, many of these trails connect, check out bike trail maps before heading out and prepare for the journey ahead of you.