Biking in Beaumont

Everything You Need to Know About Rolling Around Town

Home to the Beaucycles, our hourly bike rental program, Spindletop Cruisers, glow in the dark bike tours, and trails aplenty, Beaumont is best seen by bike. Sure you could explore on foot or by car, but isn't everything more fun with a little pedal power? Whether you’re rollin’ with your homies or ridin’ solo, head to these areas for a Tour de Beaumont (and beyond) on two wheels.

Suggested Downtown Routes

Bike Trails

Where to Explore on Two Wheels

Southeast Texas has an array of hike and bike trails, natural areas, and other scenic settings to explore by foot or on bike. If you’re interested in adding some pedal power to your workouts, compile your playlist, throw on your gear, and get prepared for an adventure. 

Woman And Child By The Entrance To Tyrrell Park In Beaumont, TX

Tyrrell Park​

  • Trail Length: 2.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Encompassing an area of about 500 acres, Tyrrell Park is Beaumont’s largest park. Within the sprawling park includes the Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Henry Homberg Golf Course, Tyrell Park Stables, and Warren Loose Conservatory. The park also features covered pavilions and picnic areas, making it a perfect place to get your sweat on while stopping for strategic breaks to meander the flower paths and say hello to the horses. Explore all that the park has to offer by riding around the 2.8 mile multipurpose trail or follow the roads and see where they take you.

Woman and children in Cattail Marsh in Beaumont, TX

Cattail Marsh

  • Trail Length: 8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Adjacent to Tyrell Park is Cattail Marsh, which offers approximately 900 acres of wetlands to explore. Although you're within city limits, you feel completely immersed in nature. Zoom past birds, alligators, and otters on the eight miles of gravel levee roads, enjoying the breeze on your face and take in the sights around you.

For the birders out there, you may want to bring your binoculars – Cattail boasts an impressive birding scene, where you can see 250 species year-round.

Need to cool down? Pop by the Wetlands Education Center. With an elevated wrap-around porch, the view can’t be beat or hang out at the picnic tables painted by local artist, Ines Alvidres.

Big Thicket National Preserve - Big Sandy Trail

  • Trail Length: 18 miles (roundtrip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

At the Big Thicket National Preserve, which encompasses more than 113,000 acres, visitors can witness a diverse array of ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.

While there are 40 miles of hiking trails and 20+ miles of paddle trails, Big Sandy Trail, in the Big Sandy Creek Unit, is the only option for biking. 18 miles round-trip, the trail follows a series of old logging roads that allows adventurers to experience pine and hardwood forests, a cypress bog, floodplain plant communities, and a scenic tupelo swamp.

Along its 9-mile length, the Big Sandy Trail boasts more topography than any other trail in the preserve. The changes in elevation will challenge your muscles, but observing the contrasts of nature and differing ecosystems will distract you from the burn.

Gulf Terrace Trail In Beaumont, TX

Beaumont Hike & Bikes Trails

Both the Hike & Bike trails, located on Folsom Drive & Phelan Boulevard, offer family-friendly paths for biking, walking, running or a day out with your four-legged friends.

Folsom Hike & Bike Trail

  • Trail Length: 1.4 miles (one-way) or 2.8 miles (roundtrip)
  • Difficulty: Easy

At the Folsom Hike & Bike, families, couples, and solo-riders put their bodies in motion by looping around the trail. If you’re looking for a place to unwind with some exercise or get your workout in for the day, the 1.4 mile long concrete trail is the perfect spot to do so.

If you’re looking for an extra oomph, get off the beaten path and shoot up the man-made hill – Beaumont does translate to “beautiful mountain” after all.

Gulf Terrace Hike & Bike Trail

  • Trail Length: 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Year-round, cyclists and walkers alike can be found at the Gulf Terrace Hike & Bike Trail enjoying the 3.5 mile concrete paths. It’s wide enough for bikers to zoom by pedestrians with ample room for all to enjoy with clear markings indicating where to turn. There are two entrances at Dishman and Phelan.

Depending on the time of year, you may spot some wildflowers and you’ll never be without company as cows graze in nearby pastures.

village creek state park sign in Beaumont, TX

Village Creek State Park​

  • Trail Length: 8 miles of marked trails
  • Difficulty: Easy to Challenging

Plants and wildlife abound at Village Creek State Park, making it a memorable place to get your exercise on. Within the park, there are opportunities to camp, hike, swim, picnic, and bike.

Pass through eight miles of trails, exploring varied habitats arid lands and swampy areas. Keep an eye out for wildlife including our feathery friends. With over 200 species of birds native to the area, you’re bound to check some off your list.

Claiborne West Park​

  • Trail Length: 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Located near Orange, Claiborne West Park comprises 453 acres of land. Part of The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, the wood recreation area is also a wildlife and bird sanctuary. With five miles of trails in the nature preserve, there’s plenty of room to explore and observe the birds and animals that call Southeast Texas home.

Playgrounds, barbeque grills, picnic tables, and campgrounds invite you to extend your riding outing. If you need a break after biking, enjoy the tennis court, softball field, disc golf course or washer court.

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