The Loomis Park Loop is a popular biking route that links several trails in the famous Memorial Park. The loop is super-easy, with plenty of easy-flowing sections.
The Loomis Park Loop is an easy singletrack trail with reduced overlap and backtracking. It is a system of different trails, including; the Red Trail, Yellow Trail, Green ridge trail, Blue Trail, and Purple Trail. All the trails are two-way and get pretty packed on weekends by joggers, families, leashed dogs, hikers, and bikers. We recommend the Purple Trail for novice riders who want to get used to their bikes and the Yellow Trail for beginners who have some skills. Here are quick facts about the loop;
You can begin your ride from the baseball field. Ride down the Purple Trail until you join the loop’s first trail entrance to your left. Keep right and follow the signs for the red trail. Ride on until you see a fork and an open area. Turn left on the red trail and loop back to the Blue trail.
Ride up to the intersection and turn left to get back on the Red trail. Keep right and ride all the way to Purple Trail. Turn left on the Purple trail to join the Yellow trail, which is the loop’s fastest, easy-flowing section. Have as much fun as you want but beware of the small stumps and roots on the trail. Exit the Yellow trail and rejoin the Purple trail. Ride and turn left until you see a signpost of the Orange trail.
The Orange Trail is the most technical part of the loop. On its end is a ‘Call out’, which is a steep, technical descent that may scare a beginner rider. It goes across Buffalo Bayou and ends with a steep climb at the end. Sometimes the Call out gets filled up with water and becomes impassable. If that’s the case on the day you ride the loop, we recommend backtracking and riding the Orange and Yellow trails again. Ride the Red Trail and connect to the Blue Trail all the way back to the starting point on the Purple Trail.
Once on the Purple trail, ride up to the Blue trail’s signpost and turn left into a section that will lead you to the ‘Call out’s opposite side. When you get to its end, you will have covered all the loop’s trails.
The Loomis Park Loop has a luscious green environment that is not only good for the eyes but also a true nature experience. The trees and brush surrounding the trails are home to various bird species and small animals like squirrels.