College Station boasts a wealth of scenic walking paths, from vibrant parks and public gardens to dog-friendly trails. Whether winding through meadows and woodlands, gracing the Texas A&M campus, or tucked within charming city parks, these paths cater to every walking preference. Need to stretch your legs and breathe fresh air? Lace up your shoes and explore six of the city's best walking paths.

Lick Creek Park

Boasting a vibrant array of the area’s native plant and animal species, the 523-acre Lick Creek Park consists of 5.2 miles of paved and unpaved trails. These marked trails provide the perfect opportunity for walking, cycling, bird watching, and horseback riding. The park is beautiful in all seasons, but it’s a sight to see in the springtime when the lush meadow and forested trails are dotted with colorful wildflowers. 

Lick Creek Nature Center | College StationWolf Pen Creek 

Go for a stroll at Wolf Pen Creek, which has a 2.9-mile trail system and a host of family-friendly amenities. Walkers can opt for the lower trails (at 1.87 miles) or the upper trails (at 1.03 miles) or combine the two systems. Once you’ve logged your miles, take advantage of the park’s playground or disc golf course or enjoy a picnic on the ample lawn space. Other amenities include an  open amphitheater with lawn seating for 7,000 people and a rentable Green Room.

Texas A&M’s The Gardens 

The Gardens at Texas A&M offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking diversity of nature. Stroll through 27 acres of meticulously designed landscapes, each with its own distinct charm and educational focus, and discover a world of vibrant flora and fauna.

The Stephens Family Texas Superstar Garden features hardy perennial plants and trees, Mary Helyn’s Rain Garden showcases rain collection methods, and the Landmark Nurseries Tree Park consists of a couple dozen tree species, among others. Beautifully designed, with a bevy of features—including a shaded arbor, a spacious pavilion, and an overlook with lovely views of White Creek—The Gardens are a prime place to walk around.   

The Gardens flowers

Bee Creek Park

Embrace nature and tranquility at Bee Creek Park. Since the park is fairly small, at a little over 26 acres, you won’t spend too long traversing its paths (which are .95 miles in total). Along with the trail system, you’ll find a pool, four lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and two playgrounds. The pavilion (which can fit up to 100 people) is great for big group gatherings, with several picnic tables, lights, water, and electricity.

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

Developed in 1979, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park has 1.18 miles of paved trails. There are also amenities like a barbecue pit, play units, a fishing pond (stocked with catfish through early November), exercise stations, and athletic fields, if you want to pair your walk with an afternoon of picnicking and playing ball. 

Cameron Hill

Cameron Hill

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