Accessed through the Lakeway Canyonlands park, Mount Lakeway is a 4-mile, out-and-back trail that follows the border of a property near the Rough Hollow development. This single-track trail is typical Central Texas dirt with lots of limestone rock and extreme elevation gain, achieved via many switchbacks and steep climbs.
Many area riders have said that Mount Lakeway offers the longest consistent climbs found anywhere in Central Texas. The trails were hand-built by the Friends of the Parks (FOP) of Lakeway, and myriad mountain bikers, hikers, and trail enthusiasts fill in their ranks.
Throughout the ride, the trail provides incredible views of Hill Country landscape. Though the scenery is spectacular, please stay on the trail; land beyond 150 feet of the fence line is private property.
The Canyonlands trailhead, the access point for the Mount Lakeway trail, is also where the Lakeway Area Mountain Bike Enthusiasts (LAME) group meets on Wednesday nights. This no-drop ride has been going on four years strong; riders gather—no matter the season—at 6 p.m., on Trophy Drive, with wheels down at 6:15 p.m. Cyclists are welcome to stay for the post-ride hang-out, which often includes pizza and adult beverages.