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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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Spectacular views!

Enjoy one of Austin's highlights, both tourists and locals love to visit this site. Killer views of Lake Austin in both directions along with brilliant sunsets make the trip up... read more

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy one of Austin's highlights, both tourists and locals love to visit this site. Killer views of Lake Austin in both directions along with brilliant sunsets make the trip up the long set of steps worthwhile. Not for the faint of heart, but not that strenuous. Mount Bonnell has been a favorite for centuries. Please don't throw anything off the... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is very simple yet so bold. You are faced with lot's of steps. They are not steep and there of course is a rail to use in the middle. Because it is a mountain you have stone/brick you can have a seat on along the way up if you face any health issues. I enjoy the view at... More 

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Thank Ro J
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has to be the best view in Austin as it must be the highest point in Austin. You can look out at the city and also look down onto the lake and see amazing houses right on the water. Not ADA accessible

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Thank Bruce G
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always bring out of town guests here. The drive is scenic and once at top of mount bonnell, the scenery is breathe taking. Its a free attraction that you can spend hours just relaxing. There is no shade but they have tables if you wanted to have a picnic.

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Thank Sylvia Z
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a chubby lady like me it was exhausting. The view is pretty and the mansions are extravagant. There was a LOT of dog poo on the rocks up top and a few unsteady drop offs. I wouldn't recommend for young kids. Ages 8 and up.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going up Mt Bonnell in the Spring since the Mt Laurels are in bloom are amazingly fragrant! parking is a bit dangerous so watch out for oncoming traffic. Wear sunscreen and bring water. Be sure to go up or down both sides since the views are different. Going down to the right if you are facing the lake,... More 

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Thank 435marjoriem
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good view of the river and sort of view of downtown. Oddly in the middle of a neighborhood and a bit of a trek up some uneven steps to the top. I would wear hiking clothes and shoes and visit on a cloudy day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mount Bonnell is a must see for any Austin visitor. It is an easy work/climb and the views on downtown and the river are outstanding. Our visit was messed up by a group doing a marriage proposal thing and they put up a big banner that blocked some of the better views. It doesn't deter the enjoyment too much and... More 

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Thank Mexner1
Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a hike close by and found Mount Bonnell, it's an easy hike with stairs with a patio/gazebo at the top. You can hike either direction from there and they all have views of downtown, the river and the mansions along the river. Our hike ended up back on the main road where everyone parks with a... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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96 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful view of Austin. It is about 100 steps up to the viewing area but its worth it. The steps have a rail if anyone needs it for climbing up.

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