The city of Austin is famous for having tons of excitings things to do and see. It's impossible to take everything in in a single day, or maybe even several days for that matter. Luckily, Austin has a few hidden spots that allow you to see all of Austin from a breathtaking point of view. The gorgeous Mount Bonnell is one of them, and it's a totally free spot to visit.
After a short hike to the top of Mount Bonnell from the winding, foresty road below it, you'll be able to see the ultimate view of the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the massive hills all around them. There's plenty of room at the top to move around and take pictures, so don't worry about the crowds if you see them! Mount Bonnell has been a popular place for tourists to go since the early 1800s, but that doesn't mean local Austinites shouldn't experience it too. Whether you're a tourist or not, Mount Bonnell offers the type of experience no one would want to miss out on.
Parking once you get there isn't bad at all, there's plenty along the road right before you start making your hike to the top. It's important to know all things parking when it comes to going anywhere in Austin, and it's even better when there's nothing to worry about. Including any and all fees! Mount Bonnell is completely free to come out and enjoy, you'll leave with pictures and memories you couldn't get anywhere else.
Mount Bonnell has had movies filmed on it, has been designated as a Texas Historic Landmark, and was even recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. It's quite the decorated location, and rightfully so. There's even a massive tree at the top to sit on and enjoy the view from even higher up. Just make sure you take your phone out of your pocket beforehand!
For more information on this historic landmark and what to expect when you go, you can visit their visitors page. Mount Bonnell is located at 3800 Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX 78731. Be safe and don't forget to wear the right shoes!