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Mount Bonnell

Address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Ranked #23 of 400 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Lookouts, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Owner description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Lookouts, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The park is small, but the several great views over downtown, Lake Austin, and the beginning of Hill Country are worth the short, free hike up the 100 steps. (Yes, there's a full stairway and railing.) The people-watching at this popular spot is also pretty neat - tourists and locals alike stop by. The area along the ridge is especially... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a long hike, don't come here. Or do, and then hike somewhere else. Mount Bonnell gives a beautiful view of the lake and downtown Austin. If you want to come here to take pictures, I'd try to go during the week as it gets pretty busy and your views might be blocked. I've been here twice,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The view from top is great. You can see the river and the multi-million dollar mansions on either side of the river. A little patience , you will be able to get parking. Bring your own snack and drink, ENJOY. Best seen before sunset and till after twilight

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

For a scenic overlook, this is a one-time, quick-look, worthy stop but nothing more. Practically anyone should be able to climb the stairs leading to the top and short dirt paths to either side of the overlook. It is not a true "hike" in any sense of the word, but unfortunately people in Austin don't really know what a true... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Did this hike with my wife after driving in from Dallas. Surprised by how short a walk it is from the roadside parking. If you are looking to get your heart-rate going, I suggest spending an hour walking around the adjacent residential streets (those houses are insane!) Since it is such an easy walk up to the top, it can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful views & gorgeous scenery. Definitely worth the experience. Plenty of steps, but it makes for good exercise.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice spot to see the area. Only issue was I felt like my car was protruding into the lane of traffic.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go when the weather is nice. Climbing the stairs to the top does take some moderate effort - doing it on a really hot day can make it a chore. But once you're there, the view is terrific! It really lets you see what Austin is all about and why so many people love it.

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Frisco, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

great quick climb up stairs - pretty view of super expensive homes on the lake. Pretty neighborhood you drive thru to get here. No rest rooms so go before

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We usually bring all our guests to Mt. Bonnel, especially the ones who visit Austin for the first time. It's a wonderful view of the city/river, a nice little walk, and some lovely homes at the bottom. It's gotten crowded over time, and I wish there was more parking up there but it's still one of my fav spot in... More 

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