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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 view

great view of austin..there are stairs to climb..so elederly might find ti difficult...but definitely visit once if i n austin..

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

great view of austin..there are stairs to climb..so elederly might find ti difficult...but definitely visit once if i n austin..

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64 reviews 64 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a good way to get an appreciation/view of the hills around west Austin, with really nice river scenes and countryscapes. Worth the trip;

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of the lake and the city! It is a bit of a climb, but there are stairs that are not steep. Must visit while in Austin.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The walk up the stone stairs was not bad at all, despite what some other reviewers claim. There is a hand rail and the steps are not steep. Just a bunch of them. The view from the top is awesome!

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad I read the TripAdvisor reviews & came to Mount Bonnell. The drive up & down are nice as you can see the expensive houses & the landscape. The hill is quite inclined in some sections of the road so you have to drive carefully. The walk up the stairs is not that bad as there is a... More 

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Newark
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful views at the very top of Mount Bonnell. You can see the city of Austin and all surrounding areas. There is a trail to walk to the top or you can use the stairs. Good workout either way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice view overlooking Lake Austin. Easy hike. Be careful not to fall off the cliffs as many have in the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a fun and interesting area to visit. Lots of shopping, lots of antique and vintage clothing stores. Good restaurants abound. There is a shortage of parking compared to the number of visitors to the area. The best thing is to either take the hotel shuttle, a taxi or the bus.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a very popular place to watch the sunset (which means there will be lots of people standing around. There are two ways to get to the "peak" - stairs (for the athletic) and to the North there is a sloping trail up for the normal person.

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Round Rock, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is place where we go whenever we have visitors other states. It is just beautiful walk and views of lake and lake front houses. The hike is really good.

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