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Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Ranked #20 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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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went here to take some Senior HS pictures with our professional photographer. They came out great and you have got to give much of the credit to the view! It's a hike up so wear comfortable shoes or be prepared to suffer. I've heard of folks getting their cars broken into while in the parking area at bottom of... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you don't mind a short hike, the view will make it worthwhile once you reach the top of Mount Bonnell. A 360 view of Austin, Lake Austin and surrounding country makes for more than one Kodak moment and of course the obligatory selfie. View Austin, where you can see the University of Texas Tower and further south, all of... More

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Wimberley, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Offers a great view with a healthy stair climb! Over the years, the "view" has filled in quite a bit from new homes and Austin's expansion.

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Sheboygan WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was told I could get some great vistas for photos, so I drove what seemed like 30 minutes from downtown and climbed what seemed like 150 stone steps to arrive at a long veranda atop a bluff that overlooks the river/lake. What I could see was kind of interesting -- back yards of luxury homes with boat docks along... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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272 reviews 272 reviews
55 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visiting the area I heard about this park and it was recommended we check it out. The drive to the park was nice, beautiful homes. There are clear directions and signs which helps. The parking was plentiful and easy to get in an out. There are steps to take you to the top but there are too many. There are... More

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Miller Place, New York
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44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

99 steps to a beautiful view of the Colorado River and the beautiful homes lining it. Well worth it and it's free too. The ride to get there is nice too uphill and around a winding path.

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Mount Bonne is not a tough hike or difficult trip. Very easy walk with a great view. I have not seen a down time for this place yet. There seems to always be people there. However, it has never been crowded or caused it to be less enjoyable.

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Austin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

View Lake Austin and the mountains of West Lake and beyond once you climb up the paved stair case. It's not a hard walk, just wear proper shoes. Parking is good. You will find many people enjoying the view with a glass of wine.......and more.

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Draper, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Easy to find. Nice walk. Great scenery. Fun to read about this history on the signs. Don't leave valuables in your car as the car parked next to mine was broken into.

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