Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail

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Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Houston, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wildlife

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

road biking
2 months ago

9 months ago

Friday, April 29, 2016

walking
Thursday, August 27, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 07, 2015

Braes Bayou is a concrete lined bayou. The secret is to stay on the north side once you are west of Buffalo Speedway. It is almost exactly one mile between Buffalo and Stella Link. Cross Stella Link and stay on the north side to the railroad trestle. Walk beneath the trestle, over one of the feeders and you will be between the water treatment plant (I know, whoopee, but it is Houston, what can you do) and the bayou. The north side is more quiet and beneath the trestle you may be treated to close up views of egrets and herons (I know, whoopee but make the best of it) or my dog chasing egrets and herons.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

road biking
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Decent trail. Not amazing scenery but good for a workout near home or in the city.

trail running
Monday, August 11, 2014

Braes bayou is a great place for a long trek - walk, run, bike, whatever you're in to. Yes, there's a lot of cement, but in you're in the middle of a huge metropolis and this is not a park. (Get over it!) There is wildlife: fish jump out of the water, birds fly, dragonflies hover - again, you're in a city! Perhaps the best chance for a wildlife "experience" is to be on the bayou at dusk. You're likely to see many bats flying around for their dinner!

road biking
Friday, January 27, 2012

Concrete canyon. Yuck. Some birds/fish, but don't waste your time. Only attraction is proximity. If you want a quick one'ish hour activity, close to where you are, this would work. But don't get your hopes up regarding fun, wildlife or scenery, unless you like seeing urban sprawl.