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Mount Bonnell

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Address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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Nice tourist attraction

Make sure to wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle, as there are about 140 steps up to reach the top of Mt. Bonnell. Nice place to chill out and overlook the lake. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Gina G
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Austin, TX

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Make sure to wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle, as there are about 140 steps up to reach the top of Mt. Bonnell. Nice place to chill out and overlook the lake. Very scenic view.

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Austin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a great place to go and chill. Catching a sunset, having a philosophical discussion or having a picnic.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A fun little hike. Beautiful views from all along the trail-you don't have to go to the top. If you want a more gradual grade begin at the right end and walk up from there. By the way, don't miss Mayfield Park which is right down the road. Austin really is a beautiful place!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

And that, in a nutshell, says it all. It's a great view. There's not much else there. Long set of steps up to some picnic tables with a view. Hide your valuables in your vehicles as there have been rashes of car break ins.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go in the late afternoon/early evening and climb the 100+ steps to the top and and just enjoy the view. Once you see the view you will know why everyone is moving to Austin. It's very peaceful and beautiful up there. Oh and good luck on getting a parking place at the bottom. Persevere! It's worth it.

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Naperville, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the short drive for the views, neighborhoods leading up to Mt Bonnell and overall geographic perspective. Had breakfast at Magnolia Cafe - Lake Austin location - then to the Mt for a short trail walk and views. Don't wear heals and your off to another great day in Austin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a short, but spectacular view of Lake Travis. You can hike along the trails and enjoy the amazing view of downtown Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Kind of hidden if you don't know where it is. You can either climb all those stairs and pick a nice spot to view Austin and the lake, not to mention the mansions and their lake front views below. You can also make it about health and hike parts of the trail. Great place to visit. Especially for couple around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had trouble finding this place because it isn't signed well and our gps kept directing us to a neighboring private area. Once we made it, we enjoyed the view but didn't stay long. Be sure to wear shoes you don't mind getting a little dirty and that are easy to walk in...oath is dirt/rock and uneven, but not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Took the stairs to the top & walked the rest of the way to the bottom of the hill. Very easy walk with breath taking views. Would suggest doing it on a sunrise or sunset!

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Additional Information about Mount Bonnell

Address: Address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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