15 Minecraft Pathways Inspired by Biomes

When it comes to Minecraft path designs, we’re all used to seeing the traditional oak wood and dirt paths that can be made easily by even the newest players. For those wanting to customize their in-game pathing a little more, I’ve created 15 path ideas inspired by Minecraft’s most abundant overworld biomes.

Minecraft Badlands Pathway

Materials List:

  • Red, Orange, and Regular Terracotta
  • Red Concrete
  • Dark Oak Stairs
  • Stripped and Regular Dark Oak Logs
  • Stripped and Regular Dark Oak Wood
  • Brown Concrete
  • Brown Terracotta
  • Dark Oak Fences and Fence Gates
  • Iron Bars

This path feels reminiscent of a rustic mining town. The main pathway blocks are terracottas that can be easily found in the area around the Badlands, while the dark oak and lantern details are inspired by the dark oak mineshafts found in the same area. The darker blocks contrast nicely with the red sands and dead bushes covering the Badlands, making the path visible from a distance while still blending into the environment.

Minecraft Bamboo Jungle Pathway

Materials List:

  • Block of Bamboo
  • Block of Stripped Bamboo
  • Bamboo Planks
  • Bamboo Mosaic
  • Bamboo Stairs and Bamboo Mosaic Stairs
  • Bamboo Fence and Fence Gate
  • Bamboo Trapdoors
  • Bamboo Buttons and Pressure Plates

This path focuses solely on using Update 1.20’s bamboo blocks to their full potential. Combining bamboo planks with bamboo mosaics and stripped bamboo blocks adds texture to the pathway while keeping it monochromatic. Placing the pressure plates and buttons does the same, with the bonus of making extra sound effects when players walk across it.

Minecraft Beach Pathway

Materials List:

  • Smooth Sandstone
  • Birch Planks
  • Stripped Birch Wood and Logs
  • Birch Logs
  • Birch Fences and Fence Gates
  • Sandstone Walls
  • Birch Trapdoors
  • Bamboo Trapdoors
  • Birch Signs

This Beach path design is inspired by boardwalks. The path blocks used are mainly birch, smooth sandstone being placed occasionally to make it appear as if the path is missing pieces. Campfires placed upon oak fences act like tiki torches, but they can be swapped for regular torches or lanterns for a more relaxed beach vibe.

Minecraft Birch Forest Path

Materials List:

  • Stripped and Regular Birch Logs
  • Stripped and Regular Birch Wood
  • Birch Planks
  • Birch Stairs
  • Birch Slabs
  • Birch Buttons and Pressure Plates
  • Birch Fences and Fence Gates
  • Birch Leaves
  • Smooth Sandstone
  • Diorite

Like the previous Beach path, the Birch Forest pathway focuses solely on birch blocks with a little sandstone. Unlike the Beach version, this path also includes diorite because of its color relation to regular birch wood. I used only birch stairs here, but smooth sandstone stairs can be used as well. For an extra decorative touch, place flower pots with ferns or flowers on top of the birch logs used as railing.

Minecraft Cherry Grove Pathway

Materials List:

  • Cherry Logs and Wood
  • Stripped Cherry Logs and Wood
  • Cherry Wood Planks
  • Cherry Stairs
  • Cherry Pressure Plates and Buttons
  • Moss
  • Cherry Leaves
  • Azalea Leaves
  • Cherry Fences and Fence Gates
  • Cherry Trapdoors
  • Pots
  • Flowering Azaleas
  • Pink Petals

This path’s appeal comes from its use of pink cherry blocks, moss, and floral blocks. It’s one of the best Minecraft path designs for fairycore lovers, especially if combined with soul lanterns acting like fairy bottles. Glow Lichen, vines, and Moss Carpets can be added for additional greenery. Don’t forget to add a healthy dash of Pink Petals and Azaleas all around the surrounding area!

Minecraft Dark Forest Pathway

Materials List:

  • Dark Oak Planks
  • Dark Oak Stairs
  • Dark Oak Logs
  • Spruce Wood
  • Podzol
  • Brown Terracotta
  • Stripped Dark Oak Logs
  • Dark Oak Leaves
  • Dark Oak Buttons and Pressure Plates
  • Dark Oak Fences and Fence Gates
  • Dark Oak Trapdoors

This dark oak pathway blends into the dense forest it lies within. Bits of Podzol are added for extra contrast, and spruce blocks can be included if you’d like the path to stand out a bit more. Using brown blocks like Brown Terracotta add sections with a much smoother texture than the Dark Oak Planks. I think this is a lovely path design for regular Dark and Roofed Forests, but if a Woodland Mansion is involved I would add red blocks to connect the path and the Mansion.

Minecraft Desert Pathway

Materials List:

  • Smooth Sandstone
  • Sandstone
  • Chiseled Sandstone
  • Smooth Sandstone Stairs
  • Smooth Sandstone Slab
  • Sandstone Walls

This Desert path is inspired by the simple path of Desert Villages. The smooth sandstone path blends in with Desert biomes while the chiseled sandstone blocks and walls separate the path from the rest of the Desert. End stone would probably fit in here as well, but was excluded due to the higher difficulty in obtaining it.

Minecraft Forest Path

Materials List:

  • Oak Planks
  • Oak Stairs
  • Stripped and regular Oak Wood
  • Stripped and regular Oak Logs
  • Oak Buttons and Pressure Plates
  • Cracked, Mossy, and regular Stone Bricks
  • Mossy and regular Stone Brick Slabs
  • Mossy and regular Stone Brick Walls
  • Moss
  • Glow Lichen

This is the upgraded version of the traditional dirt path found in average villages in Minecraft. The Path block created using shovels is replaced by a mix of oak blocks, while the sides of the paths are made up of the stone brick blocks that can be found in several Minecraft structures. The Stone Bricks are a mix of regular, mossy, and cracked variants with Glow Lichen added. Don’t be afraid to scatter a few stone buttons around to act as pebbles along the path.

Minecraft Jungle Path

Materials List:

  • Jungle Planks
  • Stripped and Regular Jungle Wood
  • Stripped and Regular Jungle Logs
  • Jungle Stairs
  • Jungle Leaves
  • Jungle Trapdoors and Buttons
  • Jungle Fences and Fence Gates

If you’re a fan of the jungle blocks, you’ll want to recreate this pathway for yourself! The only materials used in this path are things that can be crafted using a jungle tree, from the logs to the leaves and the tiny Jungle Pressure Plates scattered about the path. The only extra items used are the Iron Bars and Glow Berries in the pathway’s lights.

Minecraft Mangrove Path

Materials List:

  • Muddy Mangrove Roots
  • Mud
  • Mangrove Wood
  • Moss
  • Mangrove Leaves
  • Green Concrete
  • Green Terracotta
  • Lime Terracotta
  • Dark Oak Fences and Fence Gates
  • Dark Oak and Spruce Trapdoors

While the Mangrove blocks are typically associated with the red of the tree, I chose to do this path in a myriad of browns and greens to blend in with the biome. The base of the path is a mix of Muddy Mangrove Roots and Mud, with the sides being made of Moss and green shades of Terracotta and Concrete. The only wood types used as Dark Oak and Spruce for the fencing and trapdoor details.

Minecraft Mushroom Grove Pathway

Materials List:

  • Mushroom Stem
  • Red Mushroom Block
  • Brown Mushroom Block
  • Red Terracotta
  • White Terracotta
  • Mangrove Fence and Fence Gates
  • Iron Bars

Of course, I couldn’t forget the beloved Mooshroom Island when it comes to creating paths based on biomes. This pathway consists mainly of blocks harvested from giant mushrooms, plus a few shades of terracotta and mangrove blocks. These blocks can easily be harvested using a tool with Silk Touch and can be farmed by growing giant mushrooms using bone meal. The mushroom lamps made of end rods along the sides of the path add an extra special touch that can only be used in the Mushroom Fields biomes.

Minecraft Savanna Path

Materials List:

  • Acacia Planks
  • Stripped Acacia Wood and Logs
  • Acacia Wood and Logs
  • Orange Terracotta
  • Red Sandstone
  • Acacia Pressure Plates and Buttons
  • Acacia Fences and Fence Gates
  • Acacia Leaves
  • Stone Bricks
  • Smooth Stone Slabs
  • Andesite

The Savanna pathway involves a mix of Acacia, stone, and Andesite blocks. The main pathway is a bright orange color while the rails are made up of several grays reminiscent of the Acacia’s bark color. To darken the path, add in granite blocks or even coarse dirt. The pathway would fit in perfectly with a Savanna Village or your own acacia-themed base.

Minecraft Snowy Path

Materials List:

  • Dark Oak Planks
  • Dark Oak Stairs
  • Packed Ice
  • Blue and White Stained Glass
  • Blue and White Stained Glass Panes
  • Snow Blocks
  • White Concrete

This snowy pathway takes inspiration from the combination of dark woods, snow, and icy blocks found in Snowy Villages. The only material used in the path itself is Dark Oak Planks. The rest of the building materials listed are used to outline the path, with the snowy blocks, in particular, being vital in making everything look cohesive and preventing grass from showing beneath the glass and glass pane blocks. When using ice in the path, only use Packed Ice so that it doesn’t melt in proximity to the nearby lights.

Minecraft Stony Biome Path

Materials List:

  • Stone Bricks
  • Cracked Stone Bricks
  • Mossy Stone Bricks
  • Copper Ore
  • Iron Ore
  • Polished Andesite Stairs
  • Stone Brick Stairs
  • Mossy Stone Brick Stairs
  • Mossy and Regular Stone Brick Walls
  • Mossy and Regular Cobblestone Walls
  • Iron bars

The stony pathway focuses solely on mineable blocks, from stone bricks to copper and iron ores. Since Stony biomes tend to have lots of ups and downs, adding a mix of Stone Brick Stair variants and Polished Andesite Stairs prevents the path from feeling too repetitive. Adding stairs to the regular pathway creates gaps in the path that make it feel as if parts of it are chipping away from constant use.

Minecraft Taiga Path

Materials List:

  • Mossy Cobblestone
  • Mossy Stone Bricks
  • Cracked Stone Bricks
  • Stone Bricks
  • Moss
  • Mossy Cobblestone Stairs
  • Mossy Stone Brick Stairs
  • Mossy and Regular Cobblestone Walls
  • Mossy and Regular Stone Brick Walls
  • Spruce Logs
  • Stripped Spruce Wood
  • Spruce Fences and Fence Gates
  • Spruce Trapdoor
  • Barrel
  • Stone Button

In my opinion, this is one of the prettiest and best Minecraft path ideas on the list! It uses the Mossy Cobblestone found in Taiga biomes alongside the three Stone Brick variants and Moss Blocks. Unlike the previous paths on the list, the main path is made up of the stone bricks while the railing is made up of the area’s native Spruce wood.

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