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.
Forest Meadows Street to University Heights Drive North
0.6 mi | 0.9 km
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)
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
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
Trail will be extended east along Forest Meadows Street to Woodlands Village Boulevard.