Thing to Do

Explore the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail

Cannon in foreground with hike and bike trail in background

The Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail provides users a healthy way to explore Brownsville, TX and some of its historic sites and attractions. It allows visitors to enjoy the nature and scenery that makes Brownsville a unique place and escape the daily grind of the modern world.

The trail stretches for almost 10 miles from the Mitte Cultural District on the south end to Palo Alto Battlefield NHP on the north end. The trail also connects to the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield unit.

The Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail is open year-round. Battlefield sites and some parking areas along the trail have various hours of operation. Please check closing times for these sites before leaving your vehicle and setting out on the trail.


The length of time you spend on the trail is completely up to you. Be aware that parking areas for trail use have different times of availability.

Road Biking

All ages

Per city ordnance, all pets must be kept on a leash.

The Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail stretches for nine miles between Palo Alto Battlefield NHP and the Southern Pacific Linear Park.

Year Round

Parking areas for trail use have various times of availability.

Accessibility Information

The Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail features a paved surface. Trail width is approximately 10 feet and has little to no rise in elevation.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

Last updated: October 15, 2020