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Mount Bonnell, Austin

4.5
#4 of 32 in Parks in Austin
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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  • Certainly one of the best views of Lake Austin and the mansions along the shore nearby, and a nice view of the city as well. Romantic after dark (true confession: I took the woman who ultimately...  more »
  • I ran here from the Grove area, which is about 2 miles. As many reviews note, there is a big staircase to the top, but at the end of the parking area, there is also access via a more gradual incline.....  more »
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  • 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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