Fodor's Expert Review Mount Bonnell

West Austin and Zilker Park Mountain Fodor's Choice

Rising to a height of 785 feet, Mount Bonnell offers the best views of Austin from its location several miles northwest of the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Stop by during the day for a glimpse of the sweeping panorama of rolling hills, the Colorado River and the 360 Bridge, and the downtown skyline in the distance. It's a short but steep climb up from a parking area near the road (more of a diversion than a serious hike); at the top, you'll find first dates, nature photographers, families, picnickers, and just plain old tourists here.

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Mount Bonnell Rd., off E. 35th St.
Austin, Texas  USA

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