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Nice views but it isn't a 'hike'.

You walk up about 100 steps from the roadway and that's it. there are a few trails but you can walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pat A
Cork, Ireland
Beautiful Views of Austin

This was a definite highlight of our time spent in Austin. It’s not a strenuous hike—just about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You walk up about 100 steps from the roadway and that's it. there are a few trails but you can walk the whole area in 20 mins

1  Thank Pat A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a definite highlight of our time spent in Austin. It’s not a strenuous hike—just about anyone can do it. And the views are spectacular. There are plenty of photo ops. You can see the city, the Austin River and beautiful homes from up...More

Thank tjkm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great quick walk to a superb view of both the city of Austin and Lake Austin. Lots of winding trails that open up on to incredible views.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with another couple. The hike up the stairs was short and sweet, took less than 5 minutes to get up. The views were amazing. It took much less time than expected and although it was beautiful I wouldn't do it again unless I...More

Thank Jaime B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone told us to go here when we visited Austin. We were not disappointed. The stairs are not nearly that bad or long as we were led to believe. Particularly great during sunset

Thank Bryan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have this picture of me topless in my 20s with the Austin skyline behind me. I have been searching the internet to try and figure where the picture was taken. 16 years later and chance outing where we could take the kids for a...More

Thank ceri672017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here hoping to take some nice photos from the peak of mount Bonnell and we were not disappointed with the shots we got. Although it was facing away from downtown, the scenery in this part of the US is still great and largely...More

Thank AdamUnitedKingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the first week of January, we visited the Mount Bonnell. The views were wonderful. We climbed the steps to the top. We hiked to the left and took some pictures. Then we hiked to the right and took many pictures. The vista points on...More

Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, you want views of the city--well, don't bother, this won't do it. After climbing and climbing, we get to the summit only to find the views blocked by overgrown vegetation. Plus, the space at the summit is quite small and, the day we were...More

1  Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short but very steep climb up rock type stpes takes you to the top and once you get there you can see all over Austin. Pet and family friendly. Pack a lunch,water, your camera and wear your hiking shoes and enjoy the views.

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Andrew L
24 February 2017|
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Response from Tastingtheworldforyou | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have picnic tables & trash cans there in assorted areas but be prepared for a few people passing by & possibly asking for a bite of food!
2 February 2017|
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Response from beachliker | Reviewed this property |
Have been using Uber a lot during my trip here... Sept 2017
Jiangnan S
30 December 2016|
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Response from Merin G | Reviewed this property |
Not long at all, maybe ten or fifteen minutes. It's not really a trail, just a set of steps up to the top from the parking area. It's absolutely worth doing, though, because its the best view in Austin.