Hike Up Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell

Distance

0.31 Miles

Elevation Gain

190 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic

Take in the view from the summit Mount Bonnell (775 ft), one of the highest points in Austin.

The trail up is a combination of manmade and natural stairs that take you up to the top. At the summit, you will find beautiful views of the area, and a pavilion where you can have a picnic lunch.

To head back down by a different route, continue on the northern trail, which will take you past more scenic views, then down to the north end of the parking lot.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Gorgeous View, Easy Hike

This is an amazing place to overlook all of Austin and the surround metro area. While it's not huge, it does offer a lot of different views. The hike is very easy and manageable for all family members. If your looking for something easy and outdoors to do while in Austin, here you go!

Nice View

There is a nice view but I wouldn't classify it as a hike. It's a short walk up some stairs to a viewpoint. You can follow the trail to the right for a nice walk. I took my class of nature preschoolers here in January and the weather was perfect. If you do stop by, make sure to swing by nearby Mayfield Park, which has a few short trails through their nature preserve (and enjoy the pretty gardens and peacocks).

Short But Great Views

This isn't much of a hike, you just go up some stairs to the top of Mount Bunnell. But once you get to the top, there's great views of the sunset over the hill country and Colorado River, and the other way is a view of downtown Austin. Definitely worth checking out at least once.

Distance

0.31 Miles

Elevation Gain

190 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

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