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Not a bad view

Parking on the street. Climb up the stairs and see a great view of Downtown Austin and the Colorado... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeffrey W
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Could be a great view!

We were told to come here for the view but the shrubs and trees have grown so that they now block a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Litchfield, Illinois
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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  • Average10%
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3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking on the street. Climb up the stairs and see a great view of Downtown Austin and the Colorado River.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were told to come here for the view but the shrubs and trees have grown so that they now block a lot of the view. Since they are still encouraging visitors to make the climb and stop and see the view and they do...More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful 360 view! Agree with David H, it's not much of a hike. If you don't like steps, you can also go to the end of parking and walk your way up. It can be very hot on a sunny day and there's...More

Thank BM11375
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I recommend this for the views, I went into this thinking it was a "hike". It's really not. I mean, there's maybe 70 stairs to get there and that's it. I was hoping for "real" exercise, like an hour-long hike. This is not that.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth a visit! Nice short hike up some steps and lovely views. There are a few trails through the woods and huge stone tables for picnics.

Thank jemx1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the must visit sight in Austin. You climb few steps to a hill and your presented on of the best sight in Austin. Perfect for pictures, and Tracking

Thank Rishme S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Labor Day weekend visit to Mount Bonnell was better than expected. I recommend wearing sneakers and light clothing if you plan to visit during the middle of the day because you will sweat. There's a small 10-15 minute hike that leads you to a great...More

Thank Isaac M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Austin then don't leave the town without going there, it is a very small hike around 5 mins or even u can use the stairs instead... the view is amazing, reflects the rich part of austin with all the beatifull houses...More

Thank Anas J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of the lake. Short walk up some stairs. Nothing spectacular. Austin is pretty flat so this small hill kind of stands out. There is a nature reserve nearby with peacocks so make sure to check that out.

2  Thank Garrett M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Bonnell is beautiful at night! It's great to walk around while on a date or to simply take a nice hike. It's always better to go when it's cool outside!

Thank stephie922
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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.