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

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Highest Point in Austin. Great Views

A must visit for tourists. I've been to Mount Bonnell many times. Love the view each time. Good view of the hill country, the lake and some of the nicest homes in Austin. Popular... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Fuzzysharkgo
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Paso Robles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A short staircase up a hill leads to a somewhat pretty view, but it's REALLY not anything special, and there are certainly 1,000 more entertaining things (even free) to do in Austin (e.g. Zilker Park, HOPE Gallery, Barton Greenbelt, Bull Creek Greenbelt, etc., etc.).

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit for tourists. I've been to Mount Bonnell many times. Love the view each time. Good view of the hill country, the lake and some of the nicest homes in Austin. Popular with tourist and locals. Some come just to run the stairs. You can take the stairs up or walk up the slope to the right of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are very fortunate in the City of Austin to have such a special place as Mount Bonnell preserved for all to visit. The most beautiful and romantic time to visit is in the evening on the night of a full moon. You have to do your homework in advance, so you know what time sunset is, but the experience... More 

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Spring, TX 77373
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Great place to take pictures... walk up the steps were not as bad as everyone made it seem. Like walking up 3 flights of stairs, straight up.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view with a very short hike (too short for us). Austin skyline in a nutshell, easy place to find.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the last places in Austin remaining to get out in the middle of town and enjoy beautiful, natural views of the town, hills, and river. Pick a sunny, preferably cool time to make the hike. It's only a 100-200 foot climb to a beautiful, commanding view.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 12 minute drive from downtown to catch sunrise. 106 stairs up to the top to watch the sunrise. Place is exactly as you expect, park on the side of the road, walk up a flight of stairs and view for 10-15 mins. Not a must see but a nice addition to our trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic vistas of the lakes and the city off in the distance. Highly recommend on a clear day. There is a large set of steps to climb from the main entrance, however, there is a trail entrance before the main entrance that is more reasonable to climb than the massive stairs.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always one of the top things on my list of things to do when I have people in from out of town. It is a beautiful view!

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Fenton, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the top of Austin and the river are nice. The park is clean and well kept. There are 104 steps to the top and there are a couple of trails to work your way back down. This isn't a park in which you would spend hours, 1 hour tops.

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