Buffalo Bayou Loop

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Buffalo Bayou Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Houston, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

partially paved

river

views

no shade

trail running
15 days ago

It's Houston so rule out hiking....but as far as trails go, this is one of the better loops in the city. Great views of downtown, skate park (with food trucks), dog park, volleyball courts, and even a fancy brunch restaurant - so it should appeal to just about everyone :)

19 days ago

My children and I enjoyed the walk, with views of the skyscrapers which we joked about being our urban mountains. Great number of herons and egrets, fun people watching, dog park, graffiti, sculptures, trees to climb, and an amazing skatepark. Thoughtfully planned areas for families.

walking
27 days ago

So great and safe so close to the heart of the city

trail running
2 months ago

Every time I come to Houston, I have to get a long run in here. Great atmosphere with lots of trees and views of the water. It is a favorite for joggers especially at night, given the hot Houston days. Night runs are safer on the western and central portions of the trail.

6 months ago

I used to walk this trail when my kids were really little. Double jogger and two working dogs in tow, once you committed you were in it for the long haul. Yesterday was the first time I’ve taken to the trail in about 7-8 years. I loved it! All the work that has been done to the park is awesome. The lighting, cameras, bridges, extra parking, all makes it even better than it was before. Can’t wait to return again soon!

6 months ago

Super nice bike trail. Lots of cool down areas.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Perfect spots to picnic, cool off near fountains when hot, and hills enough to feel like you’ve accomplished something cardio intensive and a little challenging by the time you are finished :)

trail running
8 months ago

it is still a little chaotic from harvey, but otherwise its fine. great for small children, elders, PT, and leashed/not leashed dogs. i havent gone kayaking yet, but people who are seem quite pleased. the 5ish-mile run is fun and challenging with the wind and hills. apart from the damge from harvey, this trail is great.
note: if you have small children, keep them away from the silt piles! rats and who knows what lives in those!!!

hiking
10 months ago

I rate it this high because it is one of the few trails in Houston. Very easy and fun to run...all the time.

hiking
11 months ago

It's tricky to navigate, but once you get it, it's great. Paved path is great. It's hard because it's mostly in the sun. There are restrooms that you can use. They are in the blue lagoon building accessable from the outside in the back. Restrooms were clean.

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

This is an easy trail with lots of room for walkers, runners, bikes, and strollers. There is art, nice scenery, and points of interest along the way for anyone who likes to be outdoors.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I run this loop at least once a week. Easy to run, walk, or bike. There's plenty of places to start or bridges to cross, so it's easy to switch it up and keep from getting bored.

mountain biking
15 days ago

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trail running
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