Buffalo Bayou Sabine Street to Waugh Street

Houston, Texas 77297

Buffalo Bayou Sabine Street to Waugh Street

Buffalo Bayou: Sabine Street to Waugh Street Professional Guide

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"Explore 2 miles on the north side of Buffalo Bayou, just west of downtown Houston. Good views of the downtown skyline are available. There is much green space, and the bayou’s edges support a wide variety of tree species. Along the way you’ll reach the Waugh Street bridge, home to 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. Year-round residents, the bats can be observed leaving their roost around dusk."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Houston (Menasha Ridge Press)
Laurie Roddy
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"This urban hike offers some of the best views of downtown Houston. As you hike west, away from the parking lot, you can see the Federal Reserve Bank building to the south and town homes on both sides of the bayou. Buffalo Bayou Park was originally created in 1929 to link downtown Houston with the suburban development of River Oaks, one of the more exclusive neighborhoods in Houston today. The 124-acre park includes Eleanor Tinsley Park, Police Officers Memorial, Glenwood Cemetery, Beth Yeshurun Cemetery, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park, and the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail." Read more
"Explore 2 miles on the north side of Buffalo Bayou, just west of downtown Houston. Good views of the downtown skyline are available. There is much greenspace, and the edges of the bayou have a wide variety of tree species. Reach the Waugh Drive bridge, home to 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. They’re quite a sight as they leave their roost en masse around dusk. Start the hike from city parking lot H. Follow the connector path at the south-east corner to the T and take the right (west) branch. The trail is wheelchair Sand stroller accessible. This is a multiuse trail, so stay to the right and watch for mountain bikers, cyclists, and joggers. There are benches along the trail. The tree canopy is intermittent, but furnishes some shade. Take a hat, sunscreen, and water." Read more

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Trail Information

Houston
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.75 hours
Duration
All year
Season
USGS Settegast
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Dec 2018