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Mount Bonnell

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Address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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Great place to take in views of Austin

Beautiful views of Austin once you get to the top! There are a few places to get in different views. You can either climb the stair with 100+ steps, or go on a mini "hike" up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of Austin once you get to the top! There are a few places to get in different views. You can either climb the stair with 100+ steps, or go on a mini "hike" up the trail. I like to hike up the trail, and then come down the stairs. Parking can either be really easy or really challenging... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view of lake Austin and downtown Austin with plenty of stairs for exercise good place to bring visitors to town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Austin residents and visitors should definitely visit Mount Bonnell. Just a short drive from central Austin, it is a beautiful area with very cool landscaping. Lots of parking and this is a free area to visit. Grab a bottle of wine or your favorite drink and get up there for the sunset. There are cool, limestone stairs leading up to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Views are great at sunset, but parking & seating is a challenge if you don't get there early. There are a few rock walls for sitting on and multiple areas to stand to watch the sunset. Be advised you must walk up lots of uneven stairs to get to the overlook, so very young children, the elderly or those with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sunrises and sunsets are the best time of day to come. It's pretty touristy but people are usually polite so you can take photos. Don't forget to visit the picnic table to the left once you climb the stairs. Great view of downtown.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a former Austinite, I used to love climbing Mt. Bonnell. It's really just stone stairs (no actual rock climbing), but such a beautiful view at the top. It is also nature's stairmaster if you climb the stairs 2 or 3 times in a row. A great workout. My disappointment was in the trash and dog poop. All over! On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My friends and I went here on an overcast, drizzly day and it was still just as beautiful as it would have been on a clear, sunny day. The drive here is scenic, though steep with lots of turns. Once there, you can park nearby. The stairs are manageable, but be careful - especially children and the elderly. Beautiful views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a great time just driving to get to the location. The turns and the steepness of the hills is enough to give you a heart attack. Once we got to the top it was a really great view and great photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place gives you the best view in Austin. The stairs are a bit of a challenge for young children and elderly but very worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The stairs are charming and quite manageable. The view from Mount Bonnell is breathtaking and the best part is that it's free. I highly recommend visiting Mount Bonnell to everyone, especially if you want to see a spectacular sunset.

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