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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 bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade
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Adan Zalgado
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky
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Arnoldo Gomez
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HikingRockyScramble

Nice little trail. quick walk, perfect conversational path. Get out and hike!

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Stephanie Alvarez
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Hiking

nice adventure dog friendly

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Chelsea Pirtle
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Hiking

Close parking is a plus. Short hike, nice for a quick outing. Easy level, flat and wide, rocky. Name on sign was not Monks trail so was confused if I was at the right place at first. Also in the middle of a neighborhood, cool for a nice walk if you live near but not worth a drive. Dog friendly- big plus, but unfortunately people were not good about cleaning up after their dog. Not a bad outing, but if you’re looking for scenery I would not recommend.

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Suzy Delong
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HikingRocky

Not sure why AllTrails has this listed as no dogs... we found this trail on The Hiking Project as a dog-friendly trail. The park entrance signs say nothing about no dogs and there are poop bag stations and trash cans. Saw four other dogs on the trail while we were there.

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Patrick Gould
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HikingNo shade

Easy trail frequented by mountain bikers - although it says ‘no dogs’ - dogs are present every time I have walked this route. Warm days - look for snakes sunning themselves and slithering around ....

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Bryan Blackburn
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Fun little walk. Rocky paths.

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Steven Yeh
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HikingRocky

Update 5/25/2019: This trail is perfect for those lazy days or those that still want the experience of hiking and outdoors but without the time commitment. I could walk the trail in 40 minutes or less and arrive home all under an hour. And living in downtown / UTEP, it only takes me about 10 minutes to get there. - 12/17/2017 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.

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Mean Machete
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Mountain biking

Very loose gravel in some areas, be careful.

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Mean Machete
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Mountain bikingNo shade

very loose soil, cool little ride

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Jean-Claude Linossi
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Hiking

Another fairly easy walk not far from town.

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Samuel Drusina
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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.

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Robert Neal
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Hiking

Nice hike.

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David Villalba
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Mountain biking

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.

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Joe Law
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Mountain biking

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.

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Vincent Cortigiano
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Mountain biking

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.

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Hector Estrada
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Mountain biking
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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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Manny Padilla
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Jacob Record
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Anthony Hatfield
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Paige Hoyle
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Brian B
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Brian B
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Soheil Nazarian
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Jared Ramirez
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