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View was not as good as advertised

Lots of steps to climb to get to the top. Views obstructed by vegetation. No railings. Not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason K
spring, United States
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Nice view, but not a whole lot else around it.

Great mini hike for a nice view of the 'lake.' Take water (or a full picnic)! Nice place, but only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Tx
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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

Lots of steps to climb to get to the top. Views obstructed by vegetation. No railings. Not wheelchair accessible.

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great mini hike for a nice view of the 'lake.' Take water (or a full picnic)! Nice place, but only worth hanging out for a little while, doesn't need a half-day or anything like that.

Thank LinzRose
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was toward the end of the afternoon and we were museum-ed out. W e took a nice drive out here and wanked up a long flight of steps for great views from the top. Locals are running and jogging but we just wanted something...More

Thank bobretired
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place for a proposal! You can see views of Lake Austin and have an excellent view of the Austin Skyline as well. This is also an excellent place to go watch the sunset. Word of advice, don't wear shoes that are difficult to walk...More

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt Bonnell is away from the hussle and bussle of downtown Austin. I recommend going early in the morning (9am) esp in the summer to beat the heat and to find parking. It offers a great view of Austin.

Thank Stephanie614ATX
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister bought me here while visiting from out of town. It's a cute date spot with lots of snuggling romantic views. The luxury homes below are a site to see. Nice spot for picture taking and an easy walk uphill.

Thank Marievaca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk up steps. Great 360 view of Austin area. These are just extra words to get to the 100 char

Thank Bob Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your in for a little hike and some espectacular views, this is your place. The houses nearby are gorgeous too. We found parking just in front of it. First, we climbed some difficult stairs, but it was quick. And once you get to the...More

Thank joatorres
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't many hills in Texas so you appreciate the ones that are here. Great view with an easy trail or a set of steps

Thank Quentin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sisters and I visited this iconic site specifically to scatter my mother's ashes, as per her final wishes. Once there, I could see why she chose the spot. Overlooking Lake Travis(which is actually part of the Colorado River, I believe), the picturesque views are...More

Thank Shanewave1965
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Andrew L
Is it okay to bring food and picnic? Of course I will keep it clean.
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!
We won't have a car so what is the best way to get there from downtown?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Keep_Austin_Beerd | Reviewed this property |
If you're like most locals and are into fitness, you can rent a bike. If riding in hills is not your thing, you can use a ride-share app like rideaustin (Uber and Lyft don't work here).
Jiangnan S
How long would it take to complete the trail?
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.