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Pennybacker Bridge

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Pennybacker Bridge

164 Reviews
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CharlieinTexas wrote a review Jan 2
Austin, Texas3,566 contributions308 helpful votes
Austin’s Bridge (away from downtown). Best view of the bridge is from Mount Bonnell, some distance away. Nice views as you drive over. I think walking over the bridge would get you killed on most days. Austin landmark. Hiking nearby.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Jennifer wrote a review Sep 2020
Texas44 contributions2 helpful votes
Great view of the bridge and local area. Some days you can catch boats cruising along the river. Wear comfortable shoes because the hike to the top can be a bit of a challenge but the hike is short.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Helen C wrote a review Jul 2020
Austin, Texas278 contributions60 helpful votes
Short hike up to a beautiful view of the lake and downtown in the distance. Nice nooks and crannys for privacy. Clear skies up high make you feel like 'King of the World' 🌎
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Date of experience: April 2020
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CynCeeG 🇺🇸 wrote a review Jun 2020
Austin, Texas425 contributions424 helpful votes
It's called "Pennybacker Bridge Overlook", a scenic spot from top of a cliff. Parked car side of Hwy360 and hiked my way through a trail, leading up a VERY rocky terrain, that's steep yet manageable with good footware (flip flops not recommended) Reached top of the cliff to embrace the most beautiful & breathtaking view of the hill country. Amazing! Over looking the bridge, the Colorado River/ Lake Austin, and Capital of TX highway (360), even a glims of downtown. Trail continues once up there. I think this is one of the best scenic sightings I've witnessed in Austin, TX! Beats the view from Mount Bonnell. Caution: cliff has no fence! Careful with the selfies too close to the edge. Careful hiking back down the trail!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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YinzerTakesAWalk wrote a review Mar 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania26 contributions23 helpful votes
We parked alongside the road before the bridge where there was ample space and made our way up the jutting rocks and branches to get a good view of the bridge. Due to the terrain and rocks that have been worn smooth from foot traffic, make sure to wear tennis shoes, etc. with good tread. Plenty of space at the top to view the expansive view of the bridge and river. The sight and smell of the many blooms and trees on top of the rocks is another great reason to make the climb. The space is pleasant for bringing a blanket to sit and enjoy the breeze. NOTE for families with small children that there are NO fences or barriers lining the peak, just a straight drop down the jagged rocks into the river. The climb would also be difficult for those with limited mobility - no paved pathway available whatsoever and very steep.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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