The Monk's Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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The Monk's Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles
127 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

3 months ago

Another fairly easy walk not far from town.

4 months ago

Haven't been hiking in a while so decided this trail would be a good place to start. Found the location easily, parked in the parking lot but had some difficulty locating the trail. 1st time at the trail. There is the El Paso Tennis Club with tennis courts at the entrance as well.

The trail was okay, just watch out for rocks. Some paths on the trail aren't obvious, made some detours. But, you can see UTEP (particularly the education building) the lights from the tennis court (I hiked in the evening), and the houses so you won't get lost. There was a few bicyclist there as well. One thing i didn't like was the privacy. For almost all the trail, you can see nearby houses and the street for much of the trail is right above it. Like an island of nature in a sea of city. But it's nice and it's not difficult as long as you watch out for rocks, but of course, hiking is not walking on a red carpet.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Did some evening rucking here. It's a bit of a crappy little residential trail. Ok if you live in the area, but wouldn't go out of my way to hike it. Would give two stars if I didn't feel like I was in a fish bowl (it's in an arroyo with houses along the ridge). Even though there's next to no elevation change, make sure to wear sturdy shoes because the trail is a bit rocky. Nice view of UTEP and Juárez where the trail pivots around.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Nice hike.

mountain biking
Friday, December 25, 2015

This is a great trial. When it says "moderate", I'm not sure that's true unless I took the hard route haha.

Had lots of fun, with a great weather!

Would recommend it to people with prior experience in mountain biking- not for beginners.

mountain biking
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Love this trail! It's my favorite trail in El Paso, since it's close to town short and "action packed" It has a little bit of everything, good challenging climbs and descents but all in all a very good mix that you can ride in approximately about an hour depending on your speed. Let me warn you even though it's a short trail still take lots of water with you you never now what's going to happen. And this is no beginer trail as well so if you don't think you're up to the task dont do it.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 06, 2014

Not great for riding. Too many lose rocks, You'll be walking your bike a lot. The trail entrance is found down the street. Lots of new housing there. Kind of feels like your in there back yards.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Its quite challenging, it has some demanding slopes uphill, Mid level, and one that is Mid High level, with large rocks.
The descent is long and amazing. Watch out for for some hills that need some expertise level, and strongly suggested to walk them down (From a rookie point of view)

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