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Mount Bonnell, Austin

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Historic Walking Area Nature / Park
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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  • Mt Bonnell is away from the hussle and bussle of downtown Austin. I recommend going early in the morning (9am) esp in the summer to beat the heat and to find parking. It offers a great view of Austin.  more »
  • My sister bought me here while visiting from out of town. It's a cute date spot with lots of snuggling romantic views. The luxury homes below are a site to see. Nice spot for picture taking and an eas...  more »
  • Easy walk up steps. Great 360 view of Austin area. These are just extra words to get to the 100 char  more »