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Great views...

This is a quick and low-effort way to get a great view of Austin. You can park along the road and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KenL60089
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Chicago
Beautiful views

Highest point in Austin overlooking the river and beautiful views! Really nice area to visit. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lindas286
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marysville ohio
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“colorado river” (99 reviews)
“highest point” (39 reviews)
“short hike” (44 reviews)
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3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a quick and low-effort way to get a great view of Austin. You can park along the road and climb up some stone steps to get to the top for great views of the river below, some beautiful houses and the area beyond....More

Thank KenL60089
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highest point in Austin overlooking the river and beautiful views! Really nice area to visit. Some beautiful homes to see on the way up!

Thank lindas286
Reviewed 5 days ago

Terrible climb. View not worth the risk. Not a safe place to be. The guy I went with carried(concealed) and I was glad!

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went up mount bonnell for a nice hike. Great view of the Colorado river and beautiful home that sit on the banks. You can also see the 360 bridge as well.

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a quick little side trip. Not many steps but kind if slippery rock steps. The view at the top is cool, but the view is obstructed at the top. There are too many bushes and trees in the way, but the sign says re-vegitation...More

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little climb up a Rocky hill will reward you with beautiful views of the river. You can see boats and mansions. Dogs are welcome to climb as well.

Thank Tzipster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would have missed this amazing spot if not for Trip Advisor. Thank you! Caution: There are 105 steps to climb, but if you are up for it, by all means make this stop. My husband and I just climbed to the overlook and enjoyed...More

1  Thank webbgirl49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb the steps or walk the path, your effort is warmly rewarded with the view from the top of Mount Bonnell. See the city skyline and the river running through Austin.

Thank ronaustx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have made the trek up the stairs many times and it is worth it every time. I take family and friends when they are visiting to see the view. I take it slow due to a bad knee but it is worth it once...More

Thank Kathy Darlene P... B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Austin, you have to take a trip out to Mt. Bonnell. It's a bit of a workout getting up the stairs, but the views at the top are worth the effort!

Thank AdamATL1
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Andrew L
24 February 2017|
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Response from Tastingtheworldforyou | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have picnic tables & trash cans there in assorted areas but be prepared for a few people passing by & possibly asking for a bite of food!
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waterlover5769
2 February 2017|
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Response from beachliker | Reviewed this property |
Have been using Uber a lot during my trip here... Sept 2017
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Jiangnan S
30 December 2016|
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Response from Merin G | Reviewed this property |
Not long at all, maybe ten or fifteen minutes. It's not really a trail, just a set of steps up to the top from the parking area. It's absolutely worth doing, though, because its the best view in Austin.
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