Cypress Creek Greenway Hike and Bike Trails
The mission is to preserve a natural corridor along Cypress Creek and its major tributaries, to use the Greenway to connect a series of existing and future anchor parks, and to develop a trail system along the entire length of the Greenway that will link to other trails in the Greenway parks and local communities.
Through the construction of an extensive trail system and additional parks, connectivity is being created along Cypress and Little Cypress Creeks.
The Greenway creates natural floodplain buffer zones, contiguous trail connectivity, and linear wildlife habitat.
Cypress Creek Greenway is a partnership with Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition, Harris County Precincts 3 and 4, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Municipal Utility Districts, and other foundations.
In partnership with the County and Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association , Cypresswood Trail, a single-track, natural-surface mountain bike trail has been created from east of Collin’s Park baseball fields to T.C. Jester Blvd.
Mountain bicyclists have access to the trailhead parking lot, restroom facilities, and water fountains in Collins Park.
This greenway will create natural floodplain buffer zones, contiguous trail connectivity, and linear wildlife habitat. The first completed piece of the Cypress Creek Greenway is the Gourley Nature Trail, which is named in honor of Genevieve and Robert Gourley, who donated the easement. The trail connects Collins Park with Meyer Park, and is approximately 2,850 feet long and 10 feet wide.
Precinct 4 partnered with the Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association (GHORBA) to create Cypresswood Trail, a single-track, natural-surface mountain bike trail from east of Collins Park’s baseball fields to T. C. Jester Blvd. Mountain bicyclists have access to the trailhead parking lot, rest room, and water fountains in Collins Park.
The precinct also worked with local leaders to secure property once owned by Hewlett-Packard off of Chasewood and SH 249 (north of Cypresswood and south of Louetta). The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is a pristine piece of parkland that features a 40-acre lake with natural-surface walking trails. The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is closed pending development.