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not a hike, but pretty view

Several people told us that Mount Bonnell was a must see hike in Austin. It's only a fifteen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gbob
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Cupertino, CA
Save your time and go get a taco

Locals recommended this 'hike' to us but we were unimpressed. The views ok, the hike is 106 steps... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jackie O
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Reviewed yesterday

Several people told us that Mount Bonnell was a must see hike in Austin. It's only a fifteen minute drive from downtown, but it's hardly a hike (just 106 stairs to the top). You can be in/view/out easily in 10 minutes. It was a beautiful...More

Thank gbob
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Locals recommended this 'hike' to us but we were unimpressed. The views ok, the hike is 106 steps up a modern staircase, and there's nothing spectacular at the top. I realize we should have set our expectations lower since Austin is a fairly flat city,...More

Thank Jackie O
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been up he Mount Bonnell walk many time. It's always beautiful and clean. At the top the view of the lake is phenomenal.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with our dog . You can see Austin skyline in distance. Beautiful views! Terrain is a little rocky so beware.

Thank Ingrid I
Reviewed 1 week ago

just did a quick stop here for the views, and they did not disappoint. we choose to do the stairs, and realized later that we could have done a pathway up, so you have a choice. the views of the river are very pretty. Cool...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready to go up SEVERAL stairs. The view is worth the exercise. There are several areas to sit/rest on the top and of course you can take advantage of scenery to take pictures. A must!!!

Thank Monica E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a calming effect. A relatively quite place that is not very crowded and also offering a scenic view of Austin. Do visit if you have the time.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here for 20 years and we bring out of town guest here. It's a beautiful scenery and no one complains.

Thank istevens2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short hike or set of steps to get to some awesome views. Great overlook of CO river and some impressive houses. The hike is rocky so have steady footing but worth the trip.

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to explore and found this lovely place from which you can see Austin on the highest point around. Lovely to see the water and all the surrounding area. It's quite crowded though, so expect to share the trail with everyone from bicyclists to parents...More

Thank Patti G
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Sylvia A
24 January 2018|
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Response from Dogpilot | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should have it on a leash and be prepared to clean up behind your dog if that's what kind of pet you have. Enjoy :)
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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!
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2 February 2017|
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Have been using Uber a lot during my trip here... Sept 2017
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