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Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Ranked #16 of 178 attractions in Austin
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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A hidden treasure in Austin. You think Texas is all flat lands, till you see Mount Bonnell! The views of the skyline and the river is a delightful sight to see. Nice hike and make sure to wear comfortable shoes

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Austin, Tx
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's 100 steps up and well worth the trek. It has the most amazing views of downtown. They have really updated it over the years, it is more like a park and beautified. Lake Austin is below and it's fund to watch the boats in the summer time. It's a fun place to visit year round.

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Austin, Tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The view after the climb up is beautiful. I wish parks & rec would do a little more once you go to thr top. More seating? I don't know but it def a good stop for somebody visiting or new to town.

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Austin TX
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A nice breeze at the altitude after an equally nice walk up the steps. Take your dogs and your family. The view is spectacular - the lake, the city, the beginnings of the Hill Country. Very natural and always nice people. Take a picnic. Be careful as you back out of the parking which is along the road, as people... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Climb a few natural rock stairs and you can enjoy a stunning view of the city. Some picnic tables and short walks.

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful view!! A must see for everyone. Stairs up to the top and a great place to take photos!!

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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is fairly easy to get to the top. The stairs straight up are more challenging than the trail which starts at the end of the parking lot. If you take the trail, you have a variety of places you can stop and enjoy the view. Once you get to the top, prepare to be amazed by the panoramic view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a must see for visitors to Austin. Bring your camera for sure. However, it can be a good hike even for the able bodied so it's not a good choice for the physically challenged.

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Gonzales, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I grew up in Austin and the only thing I remember about this place it that it's where people went to make out in the dark. The view in the day time is ok. Limited parking. Not worth the time. Pick something else to do.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great, quick stop for a view of the city and Lake Austin. There are about 100 steps up but relatively easy to climb. Would definitely recommend this attraction to all visitors to Austin. Best part, it's free!

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