The Great Heights–Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail Hookup Is Almost Ready

Construction is almost complete on a missing link between the bike paths lining Buffalo Bayou Park and the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, according to passer-by Christopher Andrews — who snapped the above photo from the southern span of the Main St. bridge, looking towards the back of the UH–Downtown campus. The purple curve just north of Allen’s Landing marked on the map below is the segment of the bayou trail that’s in the works. You can see where that portion will intersect the Heights trail, marked below in gray, after it crosses White Oak Bayou’s southerly meander to the east of UHD:


A separate spur of the trail is also under construction north of the UHD campus, between the current Buffalo Bayou path and the intersection of Wood St. and N. Main. Once work is completed, hikers, bikers, and strollers will have a smooth route in place from the Heights to the pathways along Buffalo Bayou Park.

Images: Christopher Andrews (photo), Bayou Greenways 2020 (map)

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6 Comment

  • A good reason to get back on my bike soon!

  • Yet the trail still ends at Stude Park, unable to connect in any way to the rest of the trail system. Pretty sure at this point it will never get connected.

  • @dag Agreed. That is a KEY missing connection.

  • The North bank White Oak trail connects to the Heights trail just east of 45, and the South bank trail connects to the Heights trail near Studemont (this is new) and again just west of Durham. You can ride from downtown all the way to W. Little York on grade-separated trails.
    What IS missing is a connection from Stude Park to the rest of trail network upstream of there and on the other side of the bayou.

  • I think that last section from Stude Park to the Heights trail is under City of Houston budget so will be incomplete for a long time to come. Wish it could be transferred to the guys who get stuff DONE.

  • Happy to see this. Will be even happier when (if?) the Stude Park stub is ever completed. That bit of trail is such a tease.