Bridgeland’s conceptual land plan features a hierarchy of trails, border to border, to provide physical links for pedestrian/bicycle traffic to various villages, village centers and activity centers. Exercise trails with fitness stations, as well as nature trails along waterways and creeks, meander through the development to provide views of water fowl, aquatic plants/grasses and open up educational opportunities. In total, Bridgeland will have approximately 250 miles of interconnecting trails upon completion.
CYPRESS CREEK NATURE TRAIL
The Cypress Creek Trail is set along the historic Cypress Creek Corridor, a 1,000-acre nature area and creek system bordering Bridgeland’s northern edge. The trail is currently 2.5 miles long and will be six miles upon completion. The trail is made up of decomposed granite and offers a mix of pathways with sidewalks leading to the main trail. A series of secondary trails composed of rustic wood chips weaves through more densely wooded areas.
Along the trail, there are wildlife observation areas amid the trees and on Cypress Lake, as well as points of interest with benches and educational signage pertaining to the history of the area and indigenous plants and animals. Hikers may get a glimpse at some of the 140 species of birds already identified in the area. A floating dock has been installed and the other amenities along the trail’s first 2.5 miles are now complete. An approximate one-mile mountain bike trail runs parallel to the nature trail and Cypress Creek, connecting with the main trail in several areas.
Residents can access the trailhead for Cypress Creek Trail at Oak Meadow Park, a 30-acre wooded setting that offers picnic areas and an 18-hole disc golf course nestled between the banks of Cypress Lake and Cypress Creek. Residents can enjoy a stocked lake and a covered pavilion with complimentary recreation equipment and convenient restrooms. The trailhead includes a seating area and a map of the trail system. Visit the Welcome Center to receive a helpful map that residents use as they explore this historic landscape.
COMMUNITY LAKES TRAILS
Each community built within Bridgeland contains sidewalk trails winding around the lakes and green space. Existing trails can be found in The Shores, First Bend, The Cove, Lakeland Heights, Water Haven, and next on the horizon – the new community of Hidden Creek.
The trail systems help to connect communities and neighborhoods to amenities, the Lakeland Activity Center and other trail systems such as House-Hahl Trail and the Cypress Creek Nature Trail.
HOUSE HAHL TRAIL
This unique trail is named after the “old House and Hahl” road that stretches across the Bridgeland landscape. The mile-long first phase of this trail includes numerous exercise stations with individual signs to assist you and enhance your exercise outing.
The second phase of House-Hahl Trail stretches for another mile and approximately 1,000 trees were planted to enhance its setting. Upon completion, House Hahl Trail will traverse the entire community and offer the ideal location for running, biking and leisure strolls.