Mount Bonnell
Mount Bonnell
4.5
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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  • Kevin B
    Denver, Colorado690 contributions
    Skyline views
    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.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 14, 2023
  • TahoegpSA
    San Antonio, Texas412 contributions
    Short hike with Nice Views
    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.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 19, 2023
  • Louis F
    Altus, Oklahoma999 contributions
    Nice Views
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
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cincykeller
Cincinnati, OH463 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
A short climb up about 100 stairs and you will come upon a beautiful view of Lake Austin and the Austin skyline. There isn’t anything to do up there but look around.
I did see a lot of broken glass in the parking lot. Car windows and beer bottles. Be sure not to leave anything in your car.
Written April 29, 2021
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TravelLover
38 contributions
Apr 2021
We loved walking to the top and seeing the view of Austin and the lake. Gorgeous!! I am already envisioning taking graduation pictures of my son up here in 2 years. Standing on the concrete picnic table (to the left when you get up there) with the city and campus view in the background will be priceless!!
Written April 3, 2021
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Jero52691
Thibodaux, Louisiana67 contributions
Apr 2021
Just a short hike up a couple of stories of steps and you will have a great view of the lake and the mansions along it. There is parking along the street. The hike is not long but has uneven rock surfaces and a steep drop off. Be careful with kids getting too close to the edge.
Written April 14, 2021
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,911 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Go early or mid-day during the week. If you can avoid all the people, for example on weekends or at sunset, this place is fairly quiet, serene really, with an amazing view of the water below, countryside, and bridge.

Dropped in fir a quick visit ... always a treat ...
Written December 28, 2020
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OnTheRhoadesAgain
Jonesboro, AR158 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
It only took us about 10 min to climb all the stairs to the top. The views from the top are beautiful! It’s the highest point around Austin, and you can see the city center from the mountain. We had extra time to kill when we came, but it’s not something I’d mark as a must do in Austin.
Written June 23, 2020
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kizane
Austin3 contributions
Dec 2019
I go twice a week strictly to run the stairs. I run sets of 9, 12 , 15 or 18. Up to the top of Mt. Bonnell and down being one set. Sometimes I will leap up as fast as I can, other times, jog up. Mix it up and find your own limits. You will be exhausted and defeated but after several months you will laugh at that mountain and own it! You will have the best cardio of your life. I mark my sets with a random rock on the stairs at the bottom because you will lose count. It's difficult. Go when its not crowded. Remember 'feel the burn' good, 'hear the burn' bad!
Written January 4, 2020
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tonimI9810ZQ
Plano, TX36 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Killer spot! It’s very easy to get to this place and it gives you an amazing view of Colorado River and mansions alongside water. It’s an easy walk up the stairs even for kids and you should reach the top in max 10 minutes. Thankfully it was a beautiful September day and wasn’t outrageously hot, but I would recommend to bring a bottle of water or jug. There are also some spots without much safety so be cautious and very careful along those sharp cliffs. You can even walk along which declines down all the way to the parking spot. There are convenient parking spaces along the road. If you like views from up top and don’t want to hike long trails, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
Written September 13, 2022
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Tom H
Denver, CO41 contributions
Aug 2020
I headed to Mt. Bonnell to get a good long hike in, but after you 'climb' the 100 or so steps to the top, the hiking is rather limited - less than 1 mile round trip. Fairly crowded so most of the good 'seats' were taken. Fantastic views of mansions, river and surrounding hills made it well worth the drive however.
Written August 29, 2020
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TravelGeekGirl
New York City, NY165 contributions
Jan 2020
The view from this mountain top is beautiful but we thought we were coming to a 'hike' with a reward of a beautiful view. It's only about 10 stairs up and you are at the lookout. It's a 10 minute excursion. We tried to extend our trip by hiking down to the nearest town but there is no path along the cliffside or waterline. You just have to meander through the residential neighborhoods and it took us about an hour.
Written February 24, 2020
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Vibeke Thorsen
6 contributions
Nov 2020
There are a lot of Instagrammers dangling from the cliffs here, risking their lives for likes. The views are beautiful, but don't plan to spend much time here. The hiking trail is short with several rough drops. Go here, take your pictures, and head over to Mayfield park for an actual hike.
Written November 15, 2020
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