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Mount Bonnell, Austin

#4 of 32 in Parks in Austin
Lookout · Park
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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  • This is a must for a little exercise & an incredible view of The Colorado River. There are not that many steps & when you get to the top keep walking to the right a bit for the best view. It’s a very....  more »
  • Blessed to live in austin... Great place to relax
  • One of my favorites in Austin, breathtaking views no matter what time you go. Nice breeze off the lake and star gazing a must at night.

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