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Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed the western hill and took pictures of the Colorado River and the famous bridge. I live nearby and unfortunately, notice many emergency vehicles mainly during the evenings when people don't see the dangers of decent and how one can step off limestone cliff...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge is seen in many articles and videos about Austin. It's also a showpiece on Austin City Limits. On highway 360, a rather pretty section of highway for western Austin. There's parking beneath the bridge area to wander abit around the river/lake (Lake Austin,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KPNEAustin
Reviewed July 1, 2019

The view is fantastic and there is a nice little hike on the top of the hill. I come here often to enjoy the view.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Melissa G
Reviewed June 12, 2019

A nice place to say you have been in Austin but not a must see. You can barely see the Austin skyline in the background. A nice view of the river, but you dont need to be here more than 15 minutes. Its a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EleazarDeGraciaJr
Reviewed June 7, 2019

There seems to be an unofficial overlook on the north side where many people park and hike up to enjoy the view from the cliffs, much like over at Mount Bonell. Take care as a slip and fall in this overview area could be fatal.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank desertfoxxx
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Take a picnic or your dog and spend a little time underneath the bridge. This is a beautiful place to hang out during the day.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TallyHoHoHo
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I haven't gotten off at the bridge, I have just driven over it many times, the view is awesome, but if you have some time, you can stop on either side of the bridge, park and walk around to enjoy the awesome view. One of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kuzikaatz
Reviewed May 4, 2019

360 was the main route I used to travel every morning and going over the bridge was a highlight. July 4th fireworks were also such fun to watch from the bridge. This side of Austin is very picturesque!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank PrsTrainer
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Worth every step to go up there and see the view! There is an area with a path but other does not have a set path. Wear tennis shoes and be ready to climb! Great place for pictures and videos.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank monicae459
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Don’t go during high traffic times, a traffic jam in the country situation. There are high cliffs on the northern side, seeming tons of people parking along 360, and climbing up a steep cliff to view the whole area. Poorly planned area for traffic overall....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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anaisperezsosa
November 21, 2017|
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Response from BradATX | Reviewed this property |
You can pay to park inside/under the bridge or park for free along the road entering/exiting the park.
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Deanna W
March 27, 2016|
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Response from Talon38 | Reviewed this property |
Pennybacker Bridge is over Lake Austin which was created by dams at both ends (Lake Travis on one end and Lady Bird Lake--Town Lake for the longterm Austinites at the other). This past weekend it overlook the PGA tournament... More
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Sheri T
December 22, 2015|
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Response from Nancy-Jane G | Reviewed this property |
Not if you want to live another day. Capitol of Texas Highway is VERY busy. People do bike across the bridge, but I am sure walking is not advised....
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