The Kinder East Trail from Chimney Rock and W Bellfort to Willow Waterhole Bayou is a critical route for connecting single-family neighborhoods with the Willow Waterhole Greenspace. This short, 0.4-mile route will intersect with planned short-term bikeway improvements, connecting Godwin Park, Kolter Elementary, and Meyerland Middle School with Willow Waterhole. Combined with the Kinder Trail – West, this route will eventually create a direct northwest-southeast connection to the Brays Bayou trail system. The area is classified as high green space need by Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD). The easement is 120 feet wide with no street intersections, was recently cleared and leveled by HCFCD, and is in Houston Bike Plan as a future off-street trail.
This photo of the Kinder West Easement Trail is 60 feet wide along a HCFCD ditch. The trail connects Chimney Rock / West Bellfort intersection with Hillcroft Esplanade Linear Park Trail near Willowbend with only three residential street crossings (1.0 mile). The trail is near Westbury Park, Parker Elementary, St. Thomas More Church and Westbury Christian Schools. It is included in the Houston Bike Plan as a future off-street trail.
Construction at W. Bellfort Ave and Chimney Rock, April 2018