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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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  • Wear good walking shoes, and maybe a picnic .... loves the view and the stone picnic tables.. the flights up to the viewing are your only real hurdle.... worth the trip .. take senile drive back into ...  more »
  • If you like to walk, hike and see beautiful views, this is a must for you! We found a place to park right away (on a week day) climbed up a flight of stairs (straight up it seemed like!) to beautiful ...  more »
  • The views were okay. Nice view of the city and the river. Too bad people littered some areas. It was just a flight of stairs to the top. A nice stop to check out while in Austin.