Mount Bonnell Trail

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Mount Bonnell Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Lake Hills, Texas that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

hiking
2 days ago

For trail running I'd only give this two stars. But hey, while I might primarily do trail running doesn't mean this trail sucks. It's actually a quiet awesome place. This isn't a trailrunning trail anyway, so it gets the stars it deserves.

Mt Bonnell is more a historic landmark. The best part of it is the grand view of the river. To get that view you have to go up. You'll grind your way up the stairs, and once at top you can soak in the views, walk alongside the river's edge, explore all the little trails wandering through the grass and rocks and trees, or just chill on one of the many benches and/or under the pavilion.

As for trail running, this would primarily be good for stairs workout. If you wanted to run the trails, you'd run into lots of people, and you'd run the entire system of trails in about 10 minutes max. Iow, don't come here for actual trail running. But as I said, this place is iconic in it's own right.

hiking
7 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Great views, a place to take visitors and newcomers. However, this not, repeat not, a hiking trail. It is 1/2 mile, you go up, you admire the views, perhaps take a few photographs, you go down, and that is about it

1 month ago

It was ok. More for visitors:

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walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

The view is what brings people here, not a hiking trail. Nice place to bring out of town visitors. Can be easily combined with another short trail nearby .

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walking
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hiking
7 months ago

Amazing view of full river and green hills and amazing homes. Highest point in Austin city limits. Mvery short trail.