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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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  • Mount Bonnell has a great set of stairs for a challenge, a great view from the top, and plenty of parking.  more »
  • Mount Bonnell is a park overlooking the Colorado river. You look down at some of the most expensive real estate in Austin. It has a few flights of stairs so be prepared to sweat of bit, but the view i...  more »
  • There are roughly 100 steps to climb to get to this picturesque spot but I love it. Its more of a vantage point than a hike but has some great areas to take pictures of the city and Lake Austin or jus...  more »