Corpus Christi/Padre Island, TX

Corpus Christi Bay Trail

Nan Palmero

Choose a section or run the whole ~9 mile stretch of the Corpus Christi Bay Trail, a waterfront route from the Barge Docks to Cayo del Oso. There is more of the trail still to come, but the existing route features some of the most scenic spots in the city, including views of the sparkling Corpus Christi Bay. From the north, runners can start on North Shoreline Boulevard, near the Art Museum of Southern Texas. Head south through Bayfront Park to the Corpus Christi Marina and McGee Beach. Then, follow South Shoreline Boulevard and Ocean Drive to Cole Park and Oleander Point. The Ocean Drive sidewalk wraps around the gorgeous Bay Area Neighborhood and its regal homes on its way to Texas A&M University. Runners can continue along the campus Hike and Bike Trail, or turn right on Ennis Joslin Road. Here, the trail will eventually connect to the Holly Hike and Bike Trail and Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.

Essentials
  • Up to 9 miles (14.5 km) one way
  • 117 feet
  • Between Barge Docks and Cayo del Oso or anywhere along trail
  • Route 76 Bus/Harbor Bridge Shuttle