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Address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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Beautiful views

Made the journey to Mount Bonnell to see great views of the valley, river and Austin on the horizon. It's several flights of stairs to the top, be warned, but worth the view. Dog... read more

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Appleton, WI
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Appleton, WI
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Made the journey to Mount Bonnell to see great views of the valley, river and Austin on the horizon. It's several flights of stairs to the top, be warned, but worth the view. Dog friendly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view of Texas hill country. Crazy expensive homes along river/lake that you can look down on. Steps aren't as bad as pictured, although once you get to top, as far as being some beautiful landscaped park with facilities- it is not. Look the other way and you cam get a good glimpse of downtown. An unexpected gem- not in... More 

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Thank brucksbrew2
Dallas, United States
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected a lot of hiking and sight-seeing involved. Found out it was just a quick/short hiking up the rocky path to overlook the lake and cityscape. Brought a picnic lunch. Lunch was not very successful with others standing on the tables to get a better view of the city past the trees.

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Thank tammywZ397MD
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming to Mount Bonnell with my friends/family. It doesn't matter what time of the day because during the day, you get to see the houses and during the night, you get to see the stars and all the lights next to the river!!!

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Thank David G
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65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are quite a few stairs but it's worth the climb. You can stop and rest if needed. There are views of downtown Austin, City Lake.. Nothing will disappoint! It was very crowded when we went (Easter weekend) so it was hard to take photos at times. I imagine the sunsets are stunning.

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Thank Cory D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was mainly beautiful view of river and houses close to river. nice place for a little hike. You can also see Austin Downtown view.

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Thank gauravss
Arlington, Texas
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96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally got to Mt. Bonnell. I can't believe I lived in Austin for 6 years and never drove up it. But having done it now, I can understand. There isn't much to it. The drive is easy and quick. It is a foothill, not a mountain, but Texas is so flat that any rise in elevation is a big... More 

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Thank boilinginTexas
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to view both the green hills and the downtown Austin from afar. We always take people here when they come to visit Austin. It is worth climbing the stairs for scenic views!

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Thank Ina G
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stairs are not for the feint of heart but the views are gorgeous. Make plans to go during the week, weekends are packed.

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Thank Beamoll
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Bonnell has a great set of stairs for a challenge, a great view from the top, and plenty of parking.

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