Hike Up Mount Bonnell

0.31 Miles Round Trip - 190 ft gain - Loop Trail

Mount Bonnell - Search Nearby - Added by Kyle Obermann

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.

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Hiking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic

Details

0.31 Miles
190 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Family Friendly

Excellent overlook. Something to do with the family that isn't too strenuous.

Local Tips

Once at the top head down to your left and stand on the stone picnic table (and maybe put your tripod on it) for great sunset/sunrise views of downtown. For a romantic and great get away, head down right (north) from the summit and sneak away on one of the tiny paths leading off towards the cliff on left for some secluded and spectacular views!

It's Ok

It's a good place to watch a sunset in Austin but in my opinion it's a bit overrated.