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Address: 3800 Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX 78731-5846
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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5 min fun

It took almost as long to hike up to the top as we stayed up there. The view was very pretty. We were surprised by how pretty it was and how far we could see. That being said, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Holly O
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It took almost as long to hike up to the top as we stayed up there. The view was very pretty. We were surprised by how pretty it was and how far we could see. That being said, it was hot and there wasn't much to do after you'd looked in all the cardinal directions. 🙃

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it did take a while to get there, but I somehow expected worse. I would have done it ten times more because the place is worth it.

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Thank Carolina A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small park overlooking the Colorado River. Not sure if this is officially "Lady Bird Lake" or "Lake Austin". They're all connected :). The walk to the top of the overlook is steep with many steps - MANY STEPS. Be warned if you're older or have a limiting physical condition. Once you make it to the top the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We take all our OOT visitors here - great views and you get a good sense of the city. Not a bad climb if you go to the far north end and walk up the trail rather than climbing the steps.

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Thank Chip P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free and it's one of better hikes with view in Austin. As for landmark goes it's a bit disappointing. But then again I'm comparing it to NYC, SF, LA, Paris, London etc. For TX it is one of more iconic location. Driving through vast area of central plains this is much better but don't expect Hawaii or DC views.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have to walk up quite a few steps to get up the hill. But once there the view is amazing. If you travel to Austin, you should stop by and take a look. It doesn't take very long to see this. But it's definately worthed.

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Show Low, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like most of central Texas...it's past it's prime. Too many beautiful yuppie types took it over in the '80s and it's a sprawling metro now. Mt. Bonnell used to be a pretty lookout. Now it's just another view of cityscape and rich peoples houses.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While traveling to Austin, a local friend shared that I absolutely must go to Mount Bonnell. I was not sorry I did so. Although the temp was about 105 the day I went, the views were indeed spectacular. You could see straight up and down the river and could see Downtown Austin in the distance. Of course, in plain view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There's a lot of parking at the bottom of the hill. There are two entrances: one with a long staircase and one at the other end that's a slight walk up. At the top, there's a really good view of the river and all of the fancy houses on the water. You only need 10-20 minutes here. It's a nice... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You will have to take about 100 steps to the top. Once at the top you can see the river and homes. Bring the kids. There is a fence that prevents people from going over the edge however it's quite tall and children may not be able to see over it. Bring a long lens for your camera because most... More 

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