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Mount Bonnell

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Great trail and location

Enjoyable 15 min climb up. Stairs and trail Vailable. The view of the city and lake austin from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Great payoff for such an easy hike!

We went Friday evening for sunset, so I was concerned about parking. No need, there is plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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3800 Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX 78731-5846
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable 15 min climb up. Stairs and trail Vailable. The view of the city and lake austin from there is just breathtaking. Its beyond marvelous

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went Friday evening for sunset, so I was concerned about parking. No need, there is plenty of parking and a lot of spots still available, even on a weekend at sunset. We went straight up the stairs (approximately 100 steps), walked around up there...More

Thank KelEBee
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place to visit to get a birds eye view of the area. It was only moderately busy when we went mid-morning on a Sunday in November so we had no problem snapping a few pics without having to wait for an opening. We...More

Thank juliaadel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice spot to check out the views of Lake Austin and the Colorado River. The hiking trail to the top of the overlook is short and there was plenty of parking.

Thank nomadanthony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for great views. Best part is that you can go on kayaking and oaring in the lake nearby to relax

Thank PerachaM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Mount Bonnell after reading that it was s great place to hike and catch a sunset. While it is a really pretty view of the river and Austin skyline, I think it’s a place you only do once. We went...More

Thank shesavesshetravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from top are super awesome. The weather also feels pretty nice on top. The trail is not very difficult and people of any age can easily do it.

Thank Abhisheksubramany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful view at sunset !! Service, quality and price was more than satisfactory. Would recommend as a must-try Austin destination.

Thank aDuffer2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every first-time visitor to Austin should take a trip up Mt. Bonnell. A beautiful lookout over Lake Austin and west toward the Hill Country. A short climb for an hour's respite.

Thank BILL C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Bonnell is a noted Texas Historic Landmark. It’s a beautiful view of Lake Austin and the city of Austin, Texas. Climbing up the many steps is definitely worth the workout. If visiting Austin, TX, place Mount Bonnell on the list of attractions to see....More

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Virginia R
11 October 2018|
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Response from dianegallagher228 | Reviewed this property |
No fee. Just park and walk up the steps!
Cristina C
10 August 2018|
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Response from CarogaMan | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Leash is recommended. I don’t think there are any restrictions for dogs.
Renee W
29 June 2018|
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Response from Zainab A | Reviewed this property |
It is not long at all, the hard part is the stairs but u can avoid that by going through the farther entrance . If u decide to take the stairs it might be like 5 to 8 min up.