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Mount Bonnell, Austin

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites 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. Put Mount 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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  • Great view of the Colorado river and surrounding homes. It is too bad it's in a secluded neighborhood, I'm guessing the neighbors get sick of the traffic. Nice place to take a bagged lunch, relax and ...  more »
  • AMAZING - absolutely beautiful. Stop by at sunset and you will not be disappointed. You can see jaw-dropping views of the mansions along Lake Austin and of the city skyline. A must-see.  more »
  • One of the places that are a must to know Austin, has a beautiful view and the quiet of the sky.
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  • I love this place!!! It is romantic to go with a loving partner. Is good around the early morning, afternoon or night. Not mid day in summer is very hot unless you love the sun. I like to go with my husband and have a relaxing time with him kind a excercicing too. I go with my kids too only in the afternoon. They love it too. Good place for great view pictures or to feel relax in Austin!!!
  • Absolutely one of the best views in the hill country. And if you're looking for a good place to watch the sun rise or set, this is one of the most perfect spot. I've been coming up here since the 70's and it never gets old. A definite must if your visiting or even from here. A one of a kind experience. And please clean up after yourself. We like our views to stay beautiful.
  • I love the view here! Really nice place to visit and walk around, with our without dogs. They're currently putting in a fence for safety. Only street parking here. Be careful parking and backing out because it's on a turn and some people drive around it pretty quickly.
  • Been visiting Mt Bonnell since I can remember, (before it was a huge tourist attraction and even after). It’s always been a weekend thing to do going to Mt Bonnell. The views are gorgeous on a clear day, as well as almost any day. Great place to bring visiting family and loved ones.
  • Oh what an amazing view when you reach here. You can see how green and beautiful it is from here. You can also see some Beautiful houses from the top. If you are in the city, this place is a must visit if you like nature and scenic beauty.

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