With the completion of the once-missing link shown above, the paths lining Buffalo Bayou are now fully connected to the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. Making use of the new route, you can now ride all the way from Shepherd to Heights Mercantile — provided rising floodwaters have not blocked the path. The photo at top, snapped from the southern section of the Main St. bridge, shows a new railing along the path in place of the temporary fencing that lined the edge last year. Travis and Milam streets are visible in the distance in the second photo. The elevated building to the right of the path is part of UHD’s campus.
The purple curve on the map below marks the location of the new connection, while the gray line running northwest indicates the Heights Hike and Bike Trail:
After passing under the Main St. bridge, the trail loops around the area just north of Allen’s Landing before crossing under the bridge a second time to head toward I-10. Just before the highway overpass is where new trail segment hooks up with the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. The photo below views that junction from the southeast, again atop the Main St. bridge:
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