Austin March 12, 2018
You’ll Want To Plan Your Visit To The Highest Spot In Austin As Soon As Possible
It’s hard not to love everything about Austin, but if you haven’t seen it from the top of Mount Bonnell, you haven’t fully appreciated its beauty. Take a look!
At 775 feet, Mount Bonnell is the highest spot in Austin.
This scenic spot overlooks the Colorado River, and provides jaw-dropping views of some of the city's most incredible scenery.
To reach the top, you'll climb 102 stairs.
The elevation gain of 200 feet will definitely get your blood pumping.
These stairs will definitely give you a good workout...
...but the payoff is worth the work. You'll be treated to an amazing view of the Colorado River below.
You can see for miles up here!
Spend some time gazing at the panoramic view from atop this hill.
You can see the city skyline in the distance.
Check out the lavish, riverside homes and watch the ski boats go up and down the river.
Imagine living in one of these beautiful homes.
Of course, everyone on Mount Bonnell can see right into your backyard...
You'll see the Pennybacker Bridge (aka 360 Bridge) in the distance, just as the river curves.
One of the best things about this scenic view? You can bring your dog along!
Just keep him on leash, and clean up after him.
Mount Bonnell is a very popular spot.
You'll share your viewing experience with lots of tourists and plenty of other locals. Visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
To visit Mount Bonnell, head to Covert Park, located at 3800 Mt. Bonnell Road in Austin.
There's no fee to visit. The park is open daily from 5 AM to 10 PM.
Mount Bonnell isn’t the only perfect picnic spot in the city. Take a look at these
nine picnic perfect Austin hikes.