Brownsville offers a number of trails throughout and nearby the city for both avid cyclists and those seeking other active forms of transportation. It was recently recognized by the Texas Legislature as the Bicycling Capital of the Rio Grande Valley citing Brownsville’s adoption of a bicycle and trail master plan: Connecting Brownsville. The city’s 64 miles of bicycle trails and on-street bike lanes, Cyclobia events, as well as the City’s recent designation as an All-America city have led to Brownsville becoming a well-known center for healthy, environmentally-friendly activities.

Routes within the city and out, to and through our nearby state parks and wildlife refuges, offer a different way to see the city and enjoy a physical activity at the same time. Share your perspective of Brownsville with us using the hashtag #TourBrownsville.

Discover Brownsville on foot or on a bike.

Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trails

A nationally recognized trail which starts at the Linear Park near downtown and finishes at the Palo Alto Battlefield; a 9 mile trail.

Paseo de la Resaca Trails

A 7 mile trail which starts and finishes at the Brownsville Events Center and winds through residential subdivisions.

Monte Bella Mountain Bike Trail

This 6.3 loop trail in located off of Alton Gloor Blvd. It is listed by many as a fast course with some easy, technical sections; a great trail to ride day or night, with lots of scenery.

Belden Trail

Downtown Brownsville; a safe pedestrian and riding connection for the families of West Brownsville to commercial areas, schools, parks, and cultural resources in the historic town center, as well as a fun route.

Brownsville Sports Park Hike & Bike Trail

Along with the public park is a nature trail, a lake, boardwalk and hiking paths.

Resaca de la Palma State Park Trails

Over 8 miles of trails curve through 1,200 acres of Tamaulipan thorn scrub, native trees and grasslands. Binoculars and bicycles are available for rent as well. This state park boasts the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Located within minutes of Brownsville, it is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and encompasses more than 97,000 acres, a portion of which are open to the public for wildlife related activities. It has two driving “loops” and five wildlife and nature viewing trails which can be walked, biked or hiked.


Related Links:

Brownsville: Bicycle Friendly CommunityBrownsville: The Bicycling Capital of the RGV!

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