Cameron Park Hike and Bike Trail

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Cameron Park Hike and Bike Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Waco, 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.

7.2 miles
639 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running





wild flowers



Cameron Park is a fantastic system of trails used by mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and walkers. Each trail is clearly labeled with a name and difficulty rating like that of ski slopes (Green, Blue, Black Diamond, Double Black Diamond), so you can easily pick the trails that are suitable for you. It is heavily visited but the size often lets you feel like the park is just for you. Recent renovations by the city of Waco have added restrooms, water fountains, eating areas, updated trail maps and activity guides. The park also has a full Frisbee golf course and multiple scenic areas overlooking the Brazos River.

1 month ago

Very pretty Hike on the trail along the river. Awesome views from Lovers Leap. Other trails a little confusing to follow and we spent some time going in circles but still a very nice hike.

1 month ago

Great park in city limits. You feel like you’re in the mountains in the heart of Texas.

2 months ago

great trails to hike and bike on

4 months ago

Such an unexpected part of central Texas. On the trails, you almost forget you’re in Texas altogether. The forest is beautiful, especially in the fall and during spring when the flowers are in bloom. The cliff overlooks on the Brazos River are neat, especially if you hike around the fencing. There are trails of all difficulty levels which are marked similarly to ski slopes, but make sure you have a trail map/picture of the trail map handy as it is easy to get lost! I highly recommend checking out the trails if you are in the Waco area, it is definitely worth it!

5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

Low-Speed; High-Temp Trail Run. Cameron Park (Waco) OUT: California (♦) bypass down to Dead River (■); up to Sidewinder (■); bypass to Rio Perdido (■), down to Riverwalk (●). Proceeded to second clearing (+3 miles; +101°F). BACK: Second clearing, back on Riverwalk (●), up to MCC (●), across, up to Highlander (♦); across to Lover’s Leap Park, then down on Babbler (♦♦); up Bat Cave (♦♦) across to Baseball (■) to California (♦) bypass; then to graffiti tunnel (+3 miles; +104°F). TOTALS: Approx. 6.3 miles, (AllTrails). End temperature: 104°F; Fit-bit: 11,024

9 months ago

Absolutely love hiking Cameron Park! I always find different paths that I haven't taken before and the beautiful scenery is never disappointing!

9 months ago

Love walking at this park from Indian Springs park. Never a dull moment.

11 months ago

Cameron Park in Waco is just beautiful. Lots of picnic areas with clean restrooms. Too many awesome trails to list. We enjoyed Jacobs Ladder, Lovers Leap and the many trails following the river. A lovely place and super sweet people!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Very well kempt, many trails, well marked, hills, river walk, trees, bamboo groves, an urban oasis.

trail running
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great trails, easy to get lost but getting lost means you can drop into a neighborhood. most trails are well marked, others are a little less visible.

Great terrain, some areas get a little challenging but worth it.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Great place to ride for beginners and for the extreme.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Trails are well maintained. Wide variety of terrains.

trail running
Friday, September 23, 2016

I ran the river trail from east to west and back. I estimate 5.5 miles. Pretty cliffs. Flat not too flat. Can't get lost. River was pretty. Saw a few boats. Mostly shady.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I used to think this was a 5 star hike before I actually started hiking elsewhere in America. Never the less, it takes nothing away from the trail. I really like it! there are a ton of different variations you can mix and match.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Good enough to drive 70 miles, we love it, well maintained, well marked, even plotted on Google Maps if you loose your bearings. Many levels, from easy riverside strolling to heart pounding hills. Big enough to enjoy nature, traveled enough to feel safe. Multiple visits and we are still discovering.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

We had an enjoyable Sunday afternoon hike. It was well worth the drive up from G-Town. We'll be doing these trails again.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

This is a fantastic park. Don't let the easy rating fool you. Too many trails out there to enjoy in one day. Shred it

mountain biking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tough cardio! Love it though.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fun ! Relaxing. Calm all around.

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