Hikes, Bikes & Trails


Paseo de la Resaca
Trail System

Opened in 2000, the trail system is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and is part of a 10,000-acre master planned community on the former Hudson Ranch. It consists of 128 acres of parkland, including marinas and amenities, 4.1 miles of resacas, 7 miles of paved hike and bike trails, and playgrounds.

The system is comprised of several sections: Central Parkway, Texas Trail of Trees Park, North Park & Tennis Center, and Brownsville Events Center.

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Monte Bella Trails Park

Thanks to the combined efforts of United Way of Southern Cameron County RGV FOCUS, The City of Brownsville, KABOOM and Strive Together a new way to play and stay active can be found at your Monte Bella Trails Park. The playground was designed and built by the community for our community in efforts to increase play and fight play space inequity.
Visit this beautiful natural park on the outskirts of Brownsville opened in 2007 this park is a wide open space for our newly NRPA crowdfunded grant 21 disc golf course, phase I complete - pads and baskets installed, next phase includes signage. And enjoy our beginner level 7 miles single track mountain bike course that runs counter-clockwise elevation 31 feet. This natural preserved park serves as a buffer between the rapidly growing, mostly residential west side of Brownsville and the Rio Grande River East - West Natural Corridor system.
The Brownsville Farmers’ Market provides fresh produce in a food desert location, providing local seasonal products to the entire community. It’s a bi-cultural tourist destination located in the Mitte Cultural District.
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Historic Battlefield Trail Map

Brownsville, Texas' Historic Battlefield Trail, part of the planned route for the
428-mile Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan multi-use trail network.


Sabal Palms; A Magnificent Spot For Bird Watching.

Sabal Palms is a magnificent spot for bird watching because it’s in the middle of two of the most significant aviary fly-ways in North America. Hundreds of species migrate through this region every year. It’s the last of the Sabal Palm forests and the only natural palm preserve in the state. Enthusiasts still have an opportunity to experience this rare subtropical ecosystem.

Guests have access to over 3-miles of walking trails, bird viewing blinds, feeding stations, butterfly gardens, and a river observation deck. In the center of the 557-acre wildlife refuge sits the Rabb Plantation house. Crafted in 1892, the magnificent mansion is fully restored with Victorian-era chandeliers, couches, original fireplaces, doorknobs, and stairs. Guests can enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience first hand and stay overnight at the plantation’s bed and breakfast.
Before building the dams, the Rio Grande was wide and deep, and steamships traveled from New Orleans to Mexico to Brownsville. The Rabb house gives us a glimpse into how people lived along the Rio Grande delta back in the day. You can visualize a lost time when riverboat trade was just a few steps of the house porch.


Birds of Resaca de la Palma State Park Field Checklist

Download our field checklist for Birds of Resaca de la Palma State Park, which includes 284 bird species from the area.



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