Mount Bonnell
Mount Bonnell
4.5
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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Louis F
Altus, OK898 contributions
May 2023
Really nice views of the river and all the rich peoples homes I will never be able to afford. Plenty of people were there but there is plenty of parking. You can either go up the stairs or up a short trail to make it to the top.
Written May 27, 2023
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA1,967 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We stopped at Mt. Bonnell on a tour. You can either hike up a path to take stairs to get to the top. It is a great view. It was very popular on a Sunday afternoon
Written May 3, 2023
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spinneroos
Pismo Beach, CA22 contributions
Apr 2023
We loved the hike and the beautiful views but our rental car window was bashed in and two purses stolen. Dangerous area. We were only gone for 45 minutes and didn't want to haul our purses with. Couldn't believe it. Such a nice area ruined by thieves.
Written April 5, 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,568 contributions
Mar 2023
Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park in this part of the country, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River that flows through Austin, Texas. A popular tourist destination since the 1850s, the mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin and the surrounding hill country. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1969 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. Mount Bonnell is hardly a peak for lofty elevation, standing only about 775 feet above sea level. Mount Barker, the next summit to the north, has an elevation of about 840 feet. But Mount Bonnell has a lot of history attached to it. For openers, it was named for George W. Bonnell, who came to Texas with others to fight for Texas Independence in 1836 and served as commissioner of Indiana affairs in the Republic of Texas under President Sam Houston. Today, Mount Bonnell attracts tourists and locals for mountain biking, running, jogging, walking and hiking on the Mount Bonnell hiking trail that once served as an Indian trail into Austin.
Written March 20, 2023
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nikeyah24
Waukesha, WI5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Prior to coming on this trip I read all the reviews regarding the many break-ins. I attempted to find another way to Mt. Bonnell without leaving my vehicle in the lot. We had decided to just try and view the scenery as a family. Upon getting out of the car I saw a women who looked suspicious (given I had already done my research). She had walked past our vehicle and then stopped about two cars down/ texting someone on her phone. My husband decided to stay back as something wasn’t right. He got into the passenger side and waited. Sure enough as soon as me and the rest of our party left- the women walked to our vehicle and peered into it, only to realize my husband was in there, as he opened the door. She walked off and got into a vehicle with her partner in crime/ another women. So long story short individuals are just waiting for a individuals to leave their cars. The scenery was beautiful; however, I would recommend taking an Uber.
Written March 19, 2023
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TahoegpSA
San Antonio, TX394 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great Views of Lake Travis / Colorado River and partial view of the Austin Skyline. About 100 or so stairs to the top. A couple short trails on and around the summit. Nothing too strenuous; but, need to be careful on the side trails. Worth it for the views. We went during the week and it wasn’t crowded.
Written January 19, 2023
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samurisam
texas8 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Car broken into beware.
Only gone 20 min to come back to my new car windows smashed. Why don’t they patrol this area more with so many break ins.
Written January 15, 2023
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Kevin B
Denver, CO615 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Worth a quick stop. Amazing city line and lake views. A little steep. Spent only like 10 minutes in total. Plenty of parking. I walked from Mayfield for a little extra exercise.
Written January 14, 2023
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Poyesh F
31 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We visited this place on Xmas day. Very nice walk with very friendly visitors. The overlook view to the river and town is amazing. The hike is very mild and refreshing
Written December 25, 2022
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ronnie k
4 contributions
Dec 2022
Beautiful views but we were approached by a park ranger and a policeman 5 minutes after we climbed 100 + steps. They informed us that there was a rash of Thefts , with often 5 + auto break ins every da. Autos were even being stolen while tourists enjoyed the views here. We hastily hurried back to our car. Disappointing !
Written December 24, 2022
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