Hike or Bike the Columbia Tap Trail

This week’s hiking trail is the Rails to Trails Columbia Tap Trail, which runs from Dixie Drive just south of Hermann Park to Dowling Street. This 4-mile trail is part of the national Rails to Trails program and is constructed on the 150 year old Houston Tap and Brazoria Railways. It is a 10-foot wide concrete trail that is ideal for an 8-mile out and back experience. There are only a few of these trails in Houston with the longest being the old railway that runs west and parallel to I-10 through the Energy Corridor. This trail offers a more urban feel as it winds through the Third Ward and into Downtown Houston. Head out early to beat the heat.

Columbia Tap Trail Map

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