65 Walkway Ideas & Designs (Brick, Flagstone & Wood)

65 walkway ideas and designs for your home's front yard, backyard or elsewhere in your landscaping designs and plans.

Large contemporary home with elegant walkway to the patio

Welcome to today’s gallery, featuring pictures of walkway designs in a multitude of materials and styles.

Walkways are probably one of the oldest human constructions. They serve one of the most basic functions for our society: helping us get from point A to point B.

In modern times, they’re mostly relegated to parks and recreational spaces, but many people still yearn for the traditional pleasures of a beautiful walking path.

This collection features a number of different styles of walkway patterns in brick, flagstone, and even wood. We feature every permutation from solid, unbroken paths with elaborately patterned constructions, to loosely strung together walkways consisting of single points along a vaguely defined line.

Some of these are more functional than others, giving safe passage through thick foliage or undulating terrain.

Some are crafted with visual pleasure in mind, mixing textures and colors to create an arresting display. Each and every example brings nuance, detail, and sharp contrast to the yard in which it resides.

We hope you enjoy this collection of standout walkway designs and ideas as much as we have!

Find more backyard ideas in our definitive guide to backyards!

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Brick Walkways

 


This beautiful garden walkway in soft orange and grey bricks winds through bright pink and purple flower beds framed in dark stones.

This beautiful garden walkway in soft orange and grey bricks winds through bright pink and purple flower beds framed in dark stones.

This grey brick walkway runs through the center of this semicircular red brick structure, with metal and wire railing on side.

This grey brick walkway runs through the center of this semicircular red brick structure, with metal and wire railing on side.

This brick walkway features alternating grey and yellow zig-zag patterns, defined by red brick outline.

This brick walkway features alternating grey and yellow zig-zag patterns, defined by red brick outline.

Cozy garden walkway with multiple mixtures of brick patterns, curving near low picket fence.

Cozy garden walkway with multiple mixtures of brick patterns, curving near low picket fence.

Diagonal pattern brick walkway in uniform color features linear border layer.

Diagonal pattern brick walkway in uniform color features linear border layer.

Garden path red brick walkway winds organically between flowers in a wooded setting.

Garden path red brick walkway winds organically between flowers in a wooded setting.

Backyard walkway lays red brick pattern with slightly raised border between thick greenery.

Backyard walkway lays red brick pattern with slightly raised border between thick greenery.

icate brick patterns here center five part squares between large raised brick border.

Intricate brick patterns here center five part squares between large raised brick border.

Sparse, minimal brick path comprised of "islands" of two-brick squares over clover field.

Sparse, minimal brick path comprised of “islands” of two-brick squares over clover field.

Grey brick walkway features small arched wooden bridge in this backyard.

Grey brick walkway features small arched wooden bridge in this backyard.

Narrow zig-zag brick walkway sits between pruned bush walls.

Narrow zig-zag brick walkway sits between pruned bush walls.

Curled-pattern grey brick walkway runs the center of this large garden of artfully carved trees and greenery.

Curled-pattern grey brick walkway runs the center of this large garden of artfully carved trees and greenery.

 Red brick walkway bordered by large stones in this lush garden.

 Red brick walkway bordered by large stones in this lush garden.

Flagstone & Concrete Walkways

Beige toned walkway in curved, natural pattern weaves through this tropical garden.

Beige toned walkway in curved, natural pattern weaves through this tropical garden.

This sparse, spaced out flagstone walkway splits around a triangular garden.

This sparse, spaced out flagstone walkway splits around a triangular garden.

Bright, random-swirled concrete garden walkway features black chain side fence and stone-mounted garden on opposite side.

Bright, random-swirled concrete garden walkway features black chain side fence and stone-mounted garden on opposite side.

Lush garden features large rectangular flagstone walkway spread in multiple directions.

Lush garden features large rectangular flagstone walkway spread in multiple directions.

This front yard walkway in rust patterned flagstone stands between brick pillars, leading to a front door.

This front yard walkway in rust patterned flagstone stands between brick pillars, leading to a front door.

Grey flagstone walkway borders lawn on right, and lush garden on left.

Grey flagstone walkway borders lawn on right, and lush garden on left.

Broken-piece flagstone walkway cuts through the center of this thick garden.

Broken-piece flagstone walkway cuts through the center of this thick garden.

Spaced out rectangular flagstone pieces sandwiched between grass.

Spaced out rectangular flagstone pieces sandwiched between grass.

Flat, sharply minimalist flagstone walkway in sand tones.

Flat, sharply minimalist flagstone walkway in sand tones.

Old fashioned flagstone garden walkway as seen through immense arboreal arch.

Old fashioned flagstone garden walkway as seen through immense arboreal arch.

Broken-flagstone path in dark and alternating light tones over this cobblestone roadway.

Broken-flagstone path in dark and alternating light tones over this cobblestone roadway.

Garden path defined by random-shape flagstone in grey.

Garden path defined by random-shape flagstone in grey.

Raised rectangular walkway in alternating angles for zig-zag pattern.

Raised rectangular walkway in alternating angles for zig-zag pattern.

Wide, thin rectangular slabs create this walkway leading to small wood bridge.

Wide, thin rectangular slabs create this walkway leading to small wood bridge.

Garden walkway in random, broken flagstone shapes, dividing large tropical flower garden.

Garden walkway in random, broken flagstone shapes, dividing large tropical flower garden.

Intricate stone waterfall and pond is approached on this broken flagstone walkway.

Intricate stone waterfall and pond is approached on this broken flagstone walkway.

Eroded, old stone walkway bordered by flagstone walls.

Eroded, old stone walkway bordered by flagstone walls.

Carved rectangular flagstone forms curved walkway on this lawn.

Carved rectangular flagstone forms curved walkway on this lawn.

Red flagstone pieces sit atop smooth rock garden, dividing greenery.

Red flagstone pieces sit atop smooth rock garden, dividing greenery.

This Japanese garden features well worn stone walkway between bamboo rails.

This Japanese garden features well worn stone walkway between bamboo rails.

Broken stone walkway features space for greenery, dividing this garden.

Broken stone walkway features space for greenery, dividing this garden.

Widely spaced random flagstone shapes define this walkway between manicured shrubbery.

Widely spaced random flagstone shapes define this walkway  between manicured shrubbery.

Twin rows of flagstone with central greenery division define this yard walkway.

Twin rows of flagstone with central greenery division define this yard walkway.

Large square stone pieces craft a walkway snaking around garden elements and glass topped tables in this lush yard.

Large square stone pieces craft a walkway snaking around garden elements and glass topped tables in this lush yard.

Raised stone walkway gives ancient look in this yard.

Raised stone walkway gives ancient look in this yard.

Sunken stones define this sparsely laid stone walkway.

Sunken stones define this sparsely laid stone walkway.

Wood Walkways

Wood walkway appears to float above manmade pond in this yard, with large angular shelter featuring pillowed seating.

Wood walkway appears to float above manmade pond in this yard, with large angular shelter featuring pillowed seating.

Rounded natural wood "stool seat" pieces form this raised garden walkway.

Rounded natural wood “stool seat” pieces form this raised garden walkway.

Raised wooden walkway floats through this flower-speckled yard, crossing at center.

Raised wooden walkway floats through this flower-speckled yard, crossing at center.

Multi-material walkway features dark treated wood slabs between red bricks sandwiching loose polished stone.

Multi-material walkway features dark treated wood slabs between red bricks sandwiching loose polished stone.

Light wood walkway turns into angled, L-shaped stairs leading to raised deck with wicker seating in this garden.

Light wood walkway turns into angled, L-shaped stairs leading to raised deck with wicker seating in this garden.

Weathered rectangular wood slabs create walkway through this bright flower garden.

Weathered rectangular wood slabs create walkway through this bright flower garden.

Thick circular wood discs define a meandering walkway through this yard.

Thick circular wood discs define a meandering walkway through this yard.

Lush red wood planks craft a deep walkway through this wooded area.

Lush red wood planks craft a deep walkway through this wooded area.

Pebble, Stone & Gravel Walkways

Ornate pebble and stone walkway is defined by curved branches, featuring immense flat stones in a sea of polished pebbles.

Ornate pebble and stone walkway is defined by curved branches, featuring immense flat stones in a sea of polished pebbles.

Colorful stone walkway features light and dark stones in wave patterns, leading to central hibiscus patterned space.

Colorful stone walkway features light and dark stones in wave patterns, leading to central hibiscus patterned space.

White pebble walkway features red flagstone steps, surrounded by concrete edging.

White pebble walkway features red flagstone steps, surrounded by concrete edging.

Wide expanse of pebbles supports this concrete slab walkway.

Wide expanse of pebbles supports this concrete slab walkway.

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Intricately designed stone walkway features white and blue stones mapping out a space for large square grey slabs.

Here's a second intricately patterned stone walkway, embedding the colored pebbles in concrete for a flower-like pattern.

Here’s a second intricately patterned stone walkway, embedding the colored pebbles in concrete for a flower-like pattern.

This curved walkway is comprised of alternating weathered wood and white pebble segments.

This curved walkway is comprised of alternating weathered wood and white pebble segments.

Wide pebble bed supports rectangular flagstone pieces in this garden walkway.

Wide pebble bed supports rectangular flagstone pieces in this garden walkway.

Stone pathway features large slab stairs between layers of white stone embedded in concrete.

Stone pathway features large slab stairs between layers of white stone embedded in concrete.

Large, flat topped stones create this floating path over water.

Large, flat topped stones create this floating path over water.

Light red pebbling interspersed with lengthy stone steps cut through this thick garden.

Light red pebbling interspersed with lengthy stone steps cut through this thick garden.

This image shows the process of crafting a stone walkway, with the builder laying down wood frame.
This image shows the process of crafting a stone walkway, with the builder laying down wood frame.

This sparse garden pathway features stone bricks in array of angles for loose, organic look.

This sparse garden pathway features stone bricks in array of angles for loose, organic look.

Circular stone pieces define this walkway, strewn with Japanese maple leaves.
Circular stone pieces define this walkway, strewn with Japanese maple leaves.

Lush, tropical garden features intricate layering of tan and white pebbles, with rectangular stone platforms atop.

Lush, tropical garden features intricate layering of tan and white pebbles, with rectangular stone platforms atop.

Like the previous walkway, this path matches colored and white pebbles, flanking rectangular red stones.

Like the previous walkway, this path matches colored and white pebbles, flanking rectangular red stones.

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