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Mount Bonnell, Austin

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Enjoy views of the city and Colorado River from the top of Mount Bonnell, considered the highest point in Austin. Named for George Bonnell, who served as commissioner of Indian Affairs of the Texas Republic, the mountain became a tourist attraction shortly after settlers began to build the city of Austin 335 m (1,100 ft) below. Park at the base and hike up. At the top, enjoy a picnic on the shaded viewing deck with benches that face the water. Plan to visit Mount Bonnell during your Austin vacation using our convenient Austin vacation generator.
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  • It was an extremely hot day, but the hike up to Mount Bonnell was still well worth it! The views are absolutely amazing.  more »
  • Very easy to access. Simple hike/walk up some stairs to a nice view of the Colorado River in one direction and the city of Austin in the other.  more »
  • The trails are not long but the views are very good. You can see a long way in just about every direction. The hike up the steps can be tough if you are out of shape but worth it.  more »

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