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Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnel, TX

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Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has … See more

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Jan 19, 2023
Great Views of Lake Travis / Colorado River and partial view of the Austin Skyline. About 100 or so stairs to the top. A couple short trails on and around the summit. Nothing too strenuous; but, nee… Full review by Gary P
Jan 15, 2023
Car broken into beware. Only gone 20 min to come back to my new car windows smashed. Why don’t they patrol this area more with so many break ins. Full review by samurisam
Jan 14, 2023
Worth a quick stop. Amazing city line and lake views. A little steep. Spent only like 10 minutes in total. Plenty of parking. I walked from Mayfield for a little extra exercise. Full review by kpbooth3

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Great Hike Worth a Visit, Especially at Sunset
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell can literally take your breath away. If not by the steep trek up its limestone staircase, then by its awe-inspiring view awaiting you at its top. Located within the western city limits of Austin, Mount Bonnell rises 775 feet on the eastern bank of the Colorado River, what is now Lake Austin. This Central Texas classic is one of Austin’s oldest tourist attractions, dating all the way back to the 1850s. Today it remains an Austin hotspot, attracting everyone from hikers and bikers to families and lovebirds. What Makes It Great Mount Bonnell is considered to be the highest point in Austin, offering one of the most exquisite vantage points in the entire city. Look to the west and you’ll meet the Hill Country. Look to the southeast and you’ll find Austin’s ever-changing skyline. It is, by far, the best place to go for a panoramic view of the city. Although the actual main hiking path is pretty short, measuring just about 0.3 miles, there is a nearly 200-foot elevation gain from the bottom of the stairs to the top—so rest assured, your blood will definitely be pumping. Because of this, Mount Bonnell is an ideal place for trail runners to get a speedy yet effective workout. Most people, however, hike the same short trail section up and back—but you can follow the trail around and down for a slightly different, less crowded return to the bottom of the parking area. Additionally, a few smaller side trails lead off the main trail between bushes and zigzag across various sections of the park. They also lead closer to the cliff-side in some spots, providing unique viewing experiences that not every tourist will see. Note that these are not “authorized” trails, per se, so caution is advised when moving towards the edge into potentially dangerous spots. Who is Going to Love It Tourists. Locals with visitors in town. Hikers of all athletic abilities. Couples catching a sunset. Families. Basically anyone who loves free fun with a stunning view will enjoy his or her experience at Mount Bonnell. The average time spent exploring the summit is about 30 minutes. To extend your stay, try packing a picnic and relishing the view from the stone pavilion or one of the four picnic tables lying around. Arriving early enough can score you a private little overlook to enjoy the sunset in semi-solitude, although be aware that a visit to Mount Bonnell will be an urban, social experience and not a quiet experience in the wilderness. Mount Bonnell can get crowded at sunset, so for those of us who can wake before dawn, the sunrise can be much nicer—especially if you are looking for a more meditative experience that starts with a brisk climb up and ends with serenity at the hilltop pavilion. Directions, Parking, & Regulations From MoPac Expressway in Central Austin, take the exit to 35th Street and head west past Camp Mabry. Go left at the fork onto Old Bull Creek Road. Turn right on Mount Bonnell Road and make your way up the hill. Parking will be on your left, and, yes, it is free! Covert Park is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and dogs are allowed.
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Spectacular Views
This park should be definitely on your list of must visit places. The journey up to the park is a small hike which you will thoroughly enjoy because of the spectacular view of the Colorado River down below. The hills surrounding this park build up a picturesque view where you can click pictures and of course, store the beauty of this place in your memories. This place also has some historical importance which you can learn about once you reach the top.Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin is an excellent point of interest in United States. Thinking about adding Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin to your travel itinerary? You can find all the necessary information to plan a visit to the Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin listed on this page.Right from the address and the contact number to the timings and ticket prices, this page ensures that all the essential data related to the Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin is available at your disposal. Also, the images of Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin displayed on this page will help you get a better idea of what to expect when you head to this popular attraction. Plus, to ease your process of trip planning, a map view of Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin is also presented on this page.What’s more, you can also assist us in improving the accuracy of this data by contributing and editing this info! So, if you think you have better photos of Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin from your recent trip here or maybe have some updated inputs regarding the timings, address, contact number and ticket prices, then feel free to contribute to this page!Apart from the basic logistics you can also find information related to nearby important places located in the vicinity of Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin here.The most crucial bit of info that people are looking for when they plan a visit to Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin is that about best places to eat here. If you are traveling on a tight budget and a tight time schedule, then consider heading to these quickbite places listed below. If grabbing a couple of drinks and chilling is on your agenda near Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin then do visit the wonderful bars like the ones listed on this page.Suppose a quick coffee and donut stop is all that you are looking for when visiting Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin then the cafes and bakeries listed on this page are perfect to serve you. If you are a fussy foodie and have a lot of time on your hands, then do plan a visit to restaurants specializing in different cuisines and genres of dining, these are offered by TripHobo as well.The tourist information centre will provide you with all the information and assistance that you need upon visiting Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin. Also, various net cafes located around this popular attraction will make sure that you have quick access to internet. Also, Hotels and BNBs assure you of a convenient, comfortable and affordable stay near Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin.Gas Stations and parking lots are located near Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin; so, you need not worry about parking and refueling woes upon your visit. If you are not visiting Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin in your private vehicle and are dependent upon public transport, then the data about bus stations and train stations will help you commute around this place.In case of any monetary emergencies, head to the nearest ATM or bank near Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin. Public safety stations like fire stations, police stations, etc. situated near Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin should be contacted in case of any emergency. Similarly, you can head to the pharmacies listed below if at all you need any medical help when you are at Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin.Apart from Covert Park At Mount Bonnell, Austin the city of Austin has numerous other things to offer. Check out the list of things to do in Austin to make the most out of your holiday. Additionally, you can also make the use of this Austin trip planner to have a fabulous and a memorable vacation. Do not forget to go through the Austin vacation packages as well; these packages will recommend you some of the best itineraries for your Austin holiday! Also, do not forget to calculate the average cost of your trip to Austin using our exclusive budget calculator. If you are looking for other things to do in United States, then check out this United States trip planner for more ideas!
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