Directions

Hike & bike trail

The Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail is becoming a popular way to get to the park.

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Getting here

Palo Alto Battlefield is located on the north side of Brownsville, TX, near the city of Los Fresnos, TX. The park is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) and FM 511/FM 550.

By bike

The park features a trailhead for the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Hike and Bike Trail. Be sure to ask for a trail guide at the front desk.

By car

The park is approximately five miles north of downtown Brownsville, TX.

From outside Brownsville

  • From Rt. 77/83 take the FM 511 (Palo Alto Battlefield) exit
  • Turn left onto FM 511.
  • Drive east approximately two miles to FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.)
  • Keep right to avoid the toll road overpass.
  • Turn left onto FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.)
  • Park entrance will be on the right, about 600 feet from the corner.
From Brownsville

  • Travel north on FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) towards Los Fresnos, TX.
  • Keep right as you approach the FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) and FM 511/FM 550 intersection
  • Park entrance will be on the right, about 600 feet from the corner.

By plane

Brownsville is readily accessible via a number of area airports. The closest terminal is the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville. Other options include:

 

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