KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 19, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
Take a hike! Studies show that regular exercise can help relieve stress and improve physical and mental health. Katy neighborhoods and local parks provide miles of paths for walking, running and biking. Explore the trails in your neighborhood, or at a nearby park, and get moving.
Photo: Diana Garza
Exploring Your Neighborhood
Enjoy miles of winding trails through one of Katy’s newest subdivisions. Walk, run or bike, alone or with the family, through the well-cared for trails throughout Cane Island.
Katy’s Cinco Ranch community features many subdivisions offering peaceful, tree-lined trails. The scenic paths, of varying lengths, loop around lakes and creeks in the neighborhoods. Click here for a link to trails.
Cross Creek Ranch
The hiking and biking trails in Cross Creek Ranch offer miles of paved paths with gently rolling hills. Follow the trails along the lakes, and take breaks on shaded park benches, and enjoy the beautiful landscaping, home to diverse wildlife.
Elyson has almost 30 miles of trails that weave through the subdivision. Residents can bike, run or walk on the paths that surround lakes, lead to parks, or the fruit orchards.
Residents of Firethorne subdivision have a trail inside their neighborhood. Firethorne Lake features a .06 mile walking trail that follows its perimeter, plus a 2 mile track around the Wildlife habitat. Seating is also available along the trail.
The mature trees in Nottingham Country provide a rich landscape for the 44-acre Greenbelt Park. Two miles of asphalt trails welcome bikers and joggers, or people on a leisurely stroll taking in the open green space.
Walking, Biking and Hiking Trails
Bear Creek Park
3535 War Memorial Dr.
2.01 miles walking trail inside park
19008 Saums Rd.
5 miles of trials throughout the park
Eagle Ranch West Pocket Park
5754 ½ Eagle Sky Blvd.
4.38 acres with a 0.67-mile walking trail
Fry Road Park
19818 Franz Rd.
5.3 acres of land with a .24 mile walking trail with access to picnic tables and restrooms
George Bush Hike and Bike Trail
16756 Westheimer Pkwy.
11.36 miles trail
Katy-Harris County Park
24927 Morton Ranch Rd.
0.75 mile trail
Malcolm E. Beckendorff Family Park
1815 Katyland Dr.
2.47 acres of land with a 0.46 mile trail that has access to restrooms and picnic tables
Mary Jo Peckham Park
5597 Gardenia Ln.
A 0.77 mile trail
Mason Road Park
3418 North Mason Rd.
1.6 mile trail on 6 acres of land with access to a gazebo and picnic tables
Mason Creek Hike & Bike Trail
2500 Porter Rd.
2.35 miles trail with access to fishing
Mayde Creek South Hike & Bike Trail
2650 1/2 Greenhouse Road
1.7 mile trail with access to exercise area and picnic tables
Paul D. Rushing Park
9114 Katy Hockley Rd.
2.13 miles trail
Rick Rice Park
Off of Westgreen Blvd., near Kingsland Blvd.
Features two walking trails, a 1 mile trail and a 20 mile trail, connected by a pedestrian bridge
20002 Beechview Ln.
1 acre of land with a .03 mile walking trail
Sergeant JR Hatch Park
17525 Katy Fwy.
.08 mile walking trail
Willow Fork Park Trail Loop
Cinco Ranch Blvd. and Hwy. 99
0.9 mile loop trail
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