Southwest Crossing Trail

About the Trail


The north end of the trail follows Highland Mesa Drive, then veers away from the street through an open space tract. Just north of Interstate 40, the trail drops down a steep hillside to an underpass beneath the interstate that was originally used as a crossing for sheep herds. On the south side of the interstate the trail connects to the University Heights neighborhood.

Endpoints


Forest Meadows Street to University Heights Drive North

Length


0.6 mi | 0.9 km
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Surface


Concrete: 17 percent of the trail (0.1 mi | 0.2 km)
Asphalt: 67 percent of the trail (0.4 mi | 0.4 km)
Aggregate: 17 percent of the trail (0.1 mi | 0.2 km)

Grades


Easy grades: 74 percent of the trail has grades of less than 5 percent
Moderate grades: 17 percent of the trail has grades between 5 and 10 percent (500 ft | 152 m)
Steep grades: 9 percent of the trail has grades between 10 and 15 percent (250 ft | 76 m)
Very steep grades: None of the trail has grades of more than 15 percent
Maximum grade: 15 percent

Elevation


Low point: 6916 ft | 2108 m
High point: 6971 ft | 2125 m
Elevation range: 55 ft | 17 m
Cumulative elevation gain/loss: 85 ft | 26 m

Future Plans


Trail will be extended east along Forest Meadows Street to Woodlands Village Boulevard.

Photos


Southwest Crossing Trail

Southwest Crossing Trail
Southwest Crossing Trail
Southwest Crossing Trail