Enjoy views of the city and Colorado River from the top of Mount Bonnell, considered the highest point in Austin. Named for George Bonnell, who served as commissioner of Indian Affairs of the Texas Republic, the mountain became a tourist attraction shortly after settlers began to build the city of Austin 335 m (1,100 ft) below. Park at the base and hike up. At the top, enjoy a picnic on the shaded viewing deck with benches that face the water. PutMount Bonnell into our Austin trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Free photo opportunity of Austin city skyline, located through a neighborhood after climbing about 50 steps. Parking available.
Free photo opportunity of Austin city skyline, located through a neighborhood after climbing about 50 steps. Parking available. more »
Very pretty, worth the walk. Lots of trash.
I liked it...quite an exercise to go up the initial stairs
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