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Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Ranked #22 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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247 reviews 247 reviews
87 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First of all you have to know that I love views from high places and this is a great one in Austin. The sun was in the wrong place for good photography, but it is a great location if you like this sort of thing. Good trails.

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glen ellyn, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a flight of stairs up to a beautiful view of the colorado river and the austin skyline. Multiple viewing points and beautiful view of rolling hill country.

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Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We walked here from downtown (very long). We took shoal trail most of the way (very pretty and shaded...a great dog trail). Mt bonnell is not a hike it is a walk up a few flights of stairs. The views are pretty (nice houses along the river and a view of the city). There are some tables and areas to... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited with our son and daughter in law. It was an easy climb via stairs (we are fit people). The view from the top is very nice and a great picture opportunity. We didn't see any wildlife but we heard a few scramble through the bushes.

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We moved to Austin recently and have been slowly working our way through different attractions. This afternoon, with a slight drop in temperatures, we headed to Mt Bonnell with our two-year-old son in tow. Parking was easy even though there we're plenty of people around. There are a couple of different approaches to the main lookout points - we went... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There really isn't a 'hike' involved in getting to the top of Mt Bonnell. It's kind of a long staircase. The views are worth the trouble if it's not boiling outside.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful view of Austin and the surrounding area. You only need about 20-30 minutes to walk around and check everything out. Not too bad if you're in a hurry.

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Spokane, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took the gradual trail up - the frequent views were fantastic! You can visit with those coming down. We met an interesting trio from England and shared Austin stories. You can catch your breath and wander a bit on the top before you take the stairs down. Great hike!

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Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Hikers find the trail in Mt. Bonnell too short. But, everyone agrees the view is beautiful. The Colorado River and the houses by its banks form a pretty picture, depicting a certain Euro charm. I love it!

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Mount Bonnell will delight most, but there are many limestone steps to climb and this could be a challenge for those with health conditions, difficulty breathing when climbing steps. Also, it would be a royal pain with a stroller. Another reviewer recommended good shoes for hiking and that is something I hadn't considered to mention. Oh yeah, definitely tennis shoes.... More

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