Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park offers five miles of continuous paved trail, stretching from the Elkridge Parkway to the Sam Houston Tollway, but side trails will add on an additional 7 miles for a total of 12. The path, which follows Buffalo Bayou and is predominantly concrete, offers a variety of amenities, including water fountains, bathrooms at Eldridge Parkway, and several “runner’s …

Memorial Park

Memorial Park is easily Houston’s most popular destination for those looking to exercise; this place is busy at all hours of the day! The 2.9-mile crushed gravel loop is very wide, meaning there is plenty of room for everyone who wants to get a workout in, but peak hours are especially busy. Workout stations are located along the path, with …

George Bush Park

Half an hour west of downtown Houston is George Bush Park, a gigantic natural oasis that offers a variety of fitness opportunities to its visitors. At 7,800 acres, it is the sixth largest city park in the United States. One of the park’s most popular features is its 11.36-mile asphalt hike and bike trail, which is one of the longest …

Buffalo Bayou Park

The City of Houston places a great deal of importance on the construction and maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the city limits, and nowhere is that commitment more evident than at Buffalo Bayou Park.  The City is currently engaged in a $53 million project to renovate and restore 160 acres along Buffalo Bayou, and much of the work …

Brays Bayou Trail

Stretching approximately twelve miles through southwest Houston, the asphalt path along Brays Bayou is the perfect place to get in a long run or bike ride while avoiding traffic. Parking is available at MacGregor Park as well as in neighborhoods along the path, which is easily accessible. There is no shade along the route, so it may be better for …