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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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  • Historical location in Travis County, lover's leap and great view of the lake/river. Invigorating short hike up stairs to rest at the top and enjoy the view. Easy to drive to the parking spot. 
  • I absolutely love Mount Bonnell! It's gorgeous and makes me forget that I am in Texas! It has a European feel! 
  • We are relatively new in Austin and had friends visiting from out of town and we both visited for the first time. Great views of the lake and hills but we were disappointed that there is no view to UT...  more »