Mount Bonnell Road - Gateway to Hill Country + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Head west on W 35th street in Austin. You will reach Mayfield Park, and Mount Bonnell Road is the last turn off before the road ends.
Mount Bonnell road boasts a stunning panorama of the Austin area. To the west, you can see mansions sprawling the hills over Lake Austin, and to the east, the city itself. Once on FM 2222, you dive deeper into Hill Country, with huge rock faces sitting right next to the road. FM 2222 offers a much more unobstructed view, while Mt. Bonnell only has a few spots to admire the beauty.
The pavement on both Mt. Bonnell road and FM 2222 is in great shape.
Mt. Bonnell is much more technical, boasting steep climbs and dips and some very sharp turns. Be warned though, there is a speed hump just before the FM 2222 intersection, as the road does drive through a neighborhood. The road can feel narrow. The only complaint about this section is that it is a little short.
FM 2222 is much more sweeping and flat. The curves are nice and rolling and pair up nicely with the descent into Hill Country. The roads are much more wider here.
This little route goes by quick, and doesn't really pass by many amenities like gas stations. There is a Texaco maybe a mile before the route starts. At the end of the route, near Capitol of Texas Highway, there is the County Line BBQ, which is pretty good. I recommend the brisket and the bread they give is phenomenal.
This is short route, but a fun way to enter Hill Country. If you keep going straight past the County Line BBQ and stay on FM 2222, you will eventually reach Lake Travis, which can make for some beautiful rides.
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