The best path designs in Minecraft can be made in any biome, in any dimension and with any materials, but making sure you have enough materials to create your path in survival mode prior to building is essential.
Some players may want to bring their path ideas to fruition in creative mode, which allows many complex building blocks to be selected and placed at once.
We have included video tutorials for all of the Minecraft path ideas on our list, but ultimately all of these paths can be created and specified to your own design.
Nether Path - OneTeam
This dark, gloomy path lights the nether realm with eerie soulfire lanterns placed in strategic positions throughout the path’s design.
Stone and cobblestone blocks etch the path through the gloom, with nether brick giving a pop of color to this creepy yet clever pathway design, making it a truly stunning one.
Swamp Bridge Path - The Mythical Sausage
Built in survival mode, this epic swamp path uses wood and trapdoors to traverse swampy water in a stylish and classic way.
This gives a piecemeal appearance to the Minecraft path design that melds the path type beautifully with the Mangrove swamp biome in the game.
Organic Path - The Mythical Sausage
Sand and sandstone bricks elevate this dirt path design to the next level, using clever placement of leaf blocks and cacti to give the path design a very realistic, organic feel.
Dried plant life (like dead coral) also looks very natural, combining with the different dirt types and making use of light birch and spruce planks to set the path through the biome.
Snow Palace Path - The Mythical Sausage
Simplistic yet beautiful, this path design is one of the few path designs mentioned in this list that only use a few types of block to create something really special.
Snow, gravel and powder snow blocks build up to create a towering pathway reminiscent of traveling between two glaciers, giving the Minecraft path a partially reclaimed look that can add spectacle to any normal ice or mountainous biome.
Frosted ice blocks
Powder snow blocks
Deep Cave Path - One Team
This path consists of brick blocks, half blocks/ full block and stone brick blocks, which gives these Minecraft path designs the look of truly being part of the deepest depths of any cave you wish to traverse.
Cracked and mossy blocks and mossy stone brick steps give a rugged feel to the path design, making it seem like the path has been used for generations to guide players through the depths. Complete the path design with a lantern swinging from the ceiling.
Smooth stone bricks
Mossy stone bricks
Farmland Path - ZayPixel
Dirt, wooden plank blocks and wooden fence panelscreate a simple path that is an asymmetrical and earth-toned pathway that wouldn't look out of place going through a village in your game or meandering through a large player made farm.
This path design is best created in a three block wide lane, creating paths using blocks and fencing to guide it.
Wooden Fence Panels
Japanese Pathway - ZayPixel
Redstone torches are the crowning glory of this path design, one of the most functional path designs in Minecraft for any play style. These torches are lit under lit logs to create lamps that light this beautiful Japanese pathway.
Complete with a red nether bricks shrine gate, this pathway looks like it stepped right out of a forgotten time, with bricks and chiseled stone refining the stunning path.
Mushroom Path - SheraNom
Mushroom biomes can be tricky to build in, die to their relative rarity and exclusive color scheme. SheraNom has ingeniously created a muted mushroom pathway that curves and cuts through the mushroom biome entirely naturally.