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Good for a relaxing lunch

It’s a very short hike to some good views. There are a couple of picnic tables at the top, but if... read more

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Aolisi
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Coupeville, Washington
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Great trail and location

Enjoyable 15 min climb up. Stairs and trail Vailable. The view of the city and lake austin from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shrutis1989
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Texas
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Up the stairs - and when you get there the sunset view was beautiful. There are trails to follow along the lake. Was a very nice place to see a sunset. Many people had wine and were sitting on the rocks.

14  Thank lotus2s
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 July 2009

We should have known better when we told the car rental employee from Austin that we were headed to Mount Bonnell and she looked at us with a blank stare. I tried to pronounce it differently, but she had no clue as to what it...More

4  Thank Krebstar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a very short hike to some good views. There are a couple of picnic tables at the top, but if they are full there are plenty of flat rocks to sit on on the trail back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable 15 min climb up. Stairs and trail Vailable. The view of the city and lake austin from there is just breathtaking. Its beyond marvelous

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went Friday evening for sunset, so I was concerned about parking. No need, there is plenty of parking and a lot of spots still available, even on a weekend at sunset. We went straight up the stairs (approximately 100 steps), walked around up there...More

Thank KelEBee
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit to get a birds eye view of the area. It was only moderately busy when we went mid-morning on a Sunday in November so we had no problem snapping a few pics without having to wait for an opening. We...More

Thank juliaadel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice spot to check out the views of Lake Austin and the Colorado River. The hiking trail to the top of the overlook is short and there was plenty of parking.

Thank nomadanthony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for great views. Best part is that you can go on kayaking and oaring in the lake nearby to relax

Thank PerachaM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Mount Bonnell after reading that it was s great place to hike and catch a sunset. While it is a really pretty view of the river and Austin skyline, I think it’s a place you only do once. We went...More

Thank shesavesshetravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from top are super awesome. The weather also feels pretty nice on top. The trail is not very difficult and people of any age can easily do it.

Thank Abhisheksubramany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful view at sunset !! Service, quality and price was more than satisfactory. Would recommend as a must-try Austin destination.

Thank aDuffer2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every first-time visitor to Austin should take a trip up Mt. Bonnell. A beautiful lookout over Lake Austin and west toward the Hill Country. A short climb for an hour's respite.

Thank BILL C
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Virginia R
10 October 2018|
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Response from dianegallagher228 | Reviewed this property |
No fee. Just park and walk up the steps!
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Cristina C
10 August 2018|
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Response from CarogaMan | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Leash is recommended. I don’t think there are any restrictions for dogs.
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947reneew
28 June 2018|
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Response from Zainab A | Reviewed this property |
It is not long at all, the hard part is the stairs but u can avoid that by going through the farther entrance . If u decide to take the stairs it might be like 5 to 8 min up.
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947reneew
28 June 2018|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
I recommend a flat sidewalk around a park instead; but if you specifically want to make the climb for the views, I would recommend taking a friend to assist you.
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B S
25 May 2018|
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Response from Dree L | Reviewed this property |
Sandals are fine. Especially if you take the stairs.
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