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Heritage Oaks Hike & Bike Trail set to open next month

Heritage Oaks Hike & Bike Trail is set to open next month
Posted at 11:06 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 00:06:24-04

KILLEEN, TX — The Heritage Oaks Hike & Bike Trail has been about a year in the making. There were some delays due to weather and COVID-19, but Killeen city officials say it's almost time to open and is certainly well worth the wait!

“When you walk this trail, you’ll see it’s going to be a real asset and a gym for the city of Killeen and quite frankly for the region,” said Killeen Executive Director of Recreation Services Joe Brown.

The 3.8-mile trail features six to 12-foot-wide sections with enough space for you to take a walk, jog a few miles or bike.

“It runs through trails and hills. There’s a number of low-water crossings over the creek. The architect of the trail is really special,” said Brown.

If you're feeling really adventurous, you can head over to another nearby park quick and easy!

“It connects Killeen to Harker Heights via a sidewalk on the trail. It’s connecting Heritage Oaks trail to Purser Park,” said Brown.

Parking shouldn't be a problem. There's a parking lot near the trail and several access point for locals that live nearby. The City says adding more features is in the works!

“We have future plans to put a playground, a pavilion in a restroom in conjunction with that parking lot,” said Brown.

The trail is closed to the public, but city officials say they plan on opening Heritage Oaks Hike & Bike Trail in mid-November

The City is working with Halff Associates, Inc. to make a parks master plan to develop and improve Heritage Oaks Hike & Bike Trail as well as other parks in Killeen.