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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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  • Road rock Rocky, though a gradual slope and there is another one.  When strong, stairs shade because it is fun.  View from the top of the Hill is the lovely views of the Colorado River below the widely. In addition, Riverside mansion, so-called condominium that he looks some.
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  • There was a long walk up about 100 stairs it seemed like but the view at the top was well worth it. We brought a lunch and ate at the top. There were many people there with upper grade cameras. I woul...  more »
  • Mount Bonnell isn't actually a mountain, so no need to break out the hiking shoes. It does provide great views at the top of a not-too-long staircase, though, and is a perfect place to bring lunch. We...  more »