Timberlane hike and Bike

Timberlane Hike & Bike Trail Opens



New trails open near Mercer Botanic Gardens. 
Photo credit: Timber Lane Utility District.

An exciting new mobility project along Cypress Creek is serving as an example of what communities can do to make their neighborhoods more walkable.


The Timber Lane Hike & Bike Trail gives hikers and bikers a new path to Mercer Botanic Gardens and Timber Lane Park.

The project includes 2.5 miles of paved trails with nine trailheads and a bridge spanning Cypress Creek. Precinct 4 contributed to the bridge construction in partnership with the Timber Lane Utility District and a grant from TxDOT. In addition to the new hike and bike trail, the utility district encompasses six parks along with the Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trail.


The trail’s opening marks an important phase in the Cypress Creek Greenway Project. Precinct 4 has been working with municipal utility districts (MUDs) and other partners to connect communities and parks along Cypress Creek. MUDs such as Timber Lane Utility District will play a key role in the project’s completion.


The Cypress Creek Greenway will eventually connect a series of parks stretching from west of Hwy. 290 eastward to the Spring Creek Greenway at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center near Hwy. 59. The greenways will create natural floodplain buffer zones, contiguous trail connectivity, and linear wildlife habitat.