Mesquite Heritage Trail – Mesquite, Texas
Mesquite Heritage Trail officially opened on July 25, 2015, and is the City’s largest recreational facility. It consists of 4.25 miles of concrete trails and sidewalks, three trailheads, major intersection enhancements, one exercise station, one pedestrian bridge, and other improvements. As a part of the City’s hike and bike trail system, the Mesquite Heritage Trail connects residents from their homes to the Mesquite Golf Club, schools, recreation centers, sports fields, shopping, and more.
With a length of 4.4 miles, the Heritage Trail is not only the longest trail in Mesquite, but since it connects with Garland’s Duck Creek Trail, it enables people to travel a total distance of 11.1 miles through multiple neighborhoods, past several schools, to Town East Mall.
The trail starts at Towne Centre Drive and Franklin Drive and ends along the westbound frontage road of Interstate 30 just west of Greenbelt Parkway. The three trailheads are Americana Trailhead (Americana Lane just northeast of Chisolm Trail) Dunford Trailhead (the north corner of Galloway Avenue and Green Canyon Drive) and Palos Verdes Trailhead (on Northwest Drive just west of Los Lomas Drive).
The major intersection enhancement is located at Town East Blvd. and Towne Centre Drive. The exercise station is located within Palos Verdes Park adjacent to the park’s lake. The pedestrian bridge is located within Kimbrough Park crossing North Mesquite Creek behind Kimbrough Middle School and Beasley Elementary.
There are a little over four miles of paved trails and sidewalks, as well as three trailheads, an exercise station, and a pedestrian bridge. The Heritage Trail is a large part of the hike and bike trail system, which connects residents all over the city to popular spots such as the Mesquite Golf Club, schools, shopping, and more.
Along the way, people can enjoy decorative trailheads at Americana Lane/Chisholm Trail, Green Canyon Drive/Galloway, and Northwest Drive/Via La Paloma and a view of the beautiful lake at Palos Verdes Park.
The Mesquite Heritage Trail is the kind of place that makes you want to take your bike out for a leisurely ride. Starting at the intersection of Town Centre Drive and Franklin Drive and ending near the Greenbelt Parkway, the trail consists of three trailheads that provide a great way to grab some exercise and fresh air.
You’ll find that meandering through trees and past water features is the perfect scenic way to explore the town and get your steps and miles in. Start the trail and follow it just west of the Greenbelt Parkway. Along the way, you’ll hit Palos Verdes Park, where you can take a moment to admire the lake.
The City and the County are also presently working to further extend this trail by almost another two miles so that it will connect with the 3.6 miles of existing trail that are west of I-635.