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Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail

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MacGregor Park

Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail is a 14.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Houston, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.1 miles Elevation Gain: 229 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking

walking

running

paved

river

wild flowers

city walk

road biking
blowdown
15 days ago

SHIT trail

road biking
closed
washed out
5 months ago

Much of the trail is under construction currently.

running
11 months ago

You’re in a city and you want to get a run in. It’s not a real trail but there are no cars and no streets to cross. Forget about nature and just run. The path is a combination of asphalt and concrete but again it is a city. Try to get a long run in somewhere else without running many loops! It passes Herman park where there are nice smooth dirt trails that are shaded and you can run a few different loops to get in 3-5 additional miles.

hiking
closed
Sun Feb 24 2019

hiking
Fri Aug 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.

road biking
Sun Sep 21 2014

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

running
Mon Aug 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
Fri Jan 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.

road biking
4 days ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

road biking
11 months ago

hiking
Sat Mar 16 2019

hiking
Sun Feb 24 2019

mountain biking
Thu Dec 27 2018

road biking
Sat Oct 13 2018

road biking
Sat Oct 13 2018

hiking
Sun May 13 2018

mountain biking
Sat Mar 24 2018

hiking
Tue Jul 04 2017

hiking
Mon Jun 26 2017

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