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Covert Park at Mt. Bonnell

Park, Trail, and Scenic Lookout
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  • Thomas D.
    Stunning views of the Austin greenery.
  • Анна К.
    So beautiful scenery!
  • Анна К.
    Very beautiful place with picturesque view. Our friend had a wedding ceremony there. However very hot and no place to hide from sun :) be prepared for rocky ground, you'll need very comfortable shoes
  • Kristin I.
    Kristin IgeSeptember 30, 2016
    102 short steps of suffering and then an amazing view of river and million dollar boat garages? My kind of hike!!
  • Ken D.
    Ken DinhSeptember 5, 2016
    Breath taking view of Mount Bonnell, Austin, Texas. Remember to bring your camera :) Stones can be super slippery when wet. https://youtu.be/xRw3R_UU6KY
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JamesJuly 19, 2016
    Don't miss the sunset! One side has great views of downtown while the other has a view of the 360 Bridge. Also fun to see all the huge houses and pretend like you could own them!
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeJuly 6, 2016
    Perfect for hiking.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 19, 2016
    Don't let the stairs scare you. It's a short way up and once you get up top it'll just be an easy stroll. Great views of the river!
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziApril 18, 2016
    Really nice hiking trail, a bit short but gives you a great view of the lake from above
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 9, 2016
    Beautiful scenic overlook. Romantic. Caution: Lots of steps & uneven ground.
  • Olena T.
    Olena TkachevaFebruary 6, 2016
    Go there and see the beauty yourselves
  • Marcela D.
    Marcela DuronFebruary 2, 2016
    Not a hiking place. Good view but nothing much to do here.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KusiakJanuary 18, 2016
    Romantic and scenic
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanNovember 14, 2015
    Great spot to bring a loved one for a lunch picnic since they have a few picnic tables and a nice spot to catch the sunset!
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 11, 2015
    On your way down stop by Mayfield Park and check out the peacocks that roam around! They fan their tails around February and go on until ~April.
  • Vonia
    VoniaOctober 3, 2015
    Highest point in the city limits @ 774 feet. Not that high, but beautiful view of Lake Travis.
  • Jo S.
    Jo SpragueSeptember 6, 2015
    Great place to watch the sunset!
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 17, 2015
    Very nice views of the sunset and only a very short drive from Austin
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultAugust 2, 2015
    One of the best places in Austin to enjoy a sunrise or sunset.
  • Mazanin F.
    Mazanin FJuly 24, 2015
    What can be better than a beautiful view over the beautiful city of Austin?
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallApril 15, 2015
    One of the best views of Austin, but you will need to work for it with all the steps. Famous as a make out spot for teenagers and one of the best step workouts for all!
  • Kira M.
    Kira MaixnerMarch 14, 2015
    Climb this gorgeous area, then rent a sweet kayak from GetMyBoat to end the day! Read more
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The Covert Park has the best scenic view in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalFebruary 19, 2015
    Great views!! This look out spot has great Trails for light hiking.... The 100 plus stair way up is a great start!! ✌️
  • Avery E.
    Avery EpsteinFebruary 19, 2015
    climb the steps and get an epic view of Lake Austin and Town Lake, ATX, hill country, and the 360 bridge
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WallsJanuary 11, 2015
    Breathtaking views and sunsets.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WallsJanuary 11, 2015
    The sunsets are amazing. It's a great place to clear your head also.
  • Jasmine R.
    Jasmine RaShaeJanuary 5, 2015
    Beautiful view! Go m-when it's not so packed
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 12, 2014
    See @ sunrise or sunset
  • Antonio S.
    Antonio SuarezNovember 20, 2014
    Beautifoul Austin View. Better on sunshine.
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasNovember 8, 2014
    Lovely views over Austin.
  • Hadrian S.
    Hadrian SmithOctober 2, 2014
    The view is amazing especially late evening in the fall colors. Great photo ops:-)
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FoleyJuly 28, 2014
    Gorgeous sunset views. An Austin must-see.
  • Vonia
    VoniaMay 16, 2014
    A beautiful view of Lake Travis & Austin!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HansenMarch 4, 2014
    Most people drive to the stairs. The true test is if you park at the bottom of Mt Bonnell Rd and walk to the stairs!! What a workout!
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Pearson - Always LearningFebruary 28, 2014
    A must for any visitor. Sweeping views of the Hill Country & Downtown Austin. A nice hike up the steps too! Bring food & drink for a picnic at the top.
  • Traci C.
    Traci CokerNovember 10, 2013
    Be ready for a great hike
  • Bill H.
    Bill HibblerNovember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Inspiration location...
  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming GnomeOctober 5, 2013
    If you are a garden ornament, get a very nice lass to carry you up. (Promise her cuddles at the top, it's very romantic at sunset, and frankly the polite thing to do.)
  • Brent G.
    Brent GilmoreSeptember 2, 2013
    Bring water!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SlaughterAugust 9, 2013
    Came here 5 days after our 35th wedding anniversary. The romance helps the marriage stay happy.
  • Eric E.
    Eric EstateJuly 27, 2013
    Lots and LOTS of stairs to get up here, but the views and the sunsets are incredible.
  • Shazina P.
    Shazina PanjwaniJuly 15, 2013
    Awsome view totally worth the 100 flight of stairs
  • Summer E.
    Summer EsteeJuly 6, 2013
    Holy shit the view tho
  • Kevin
    KevinApril 20, 2013
    Don't wear heels!
  • RiemerResidential
    RiemerResidentialApril 5, 2013
    Gorgeous Views
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WilkeFebruary 3, 2013
    Amazing view, get ready to climb a lot of stairs
  • Tom P.
    Tom P.February 1, 2013
    Great place to bring friends or family who are in town visiting
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AuJanuary 29, 2013
    Walked the 100-steps that the History Channel advised. let's see if it works!
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HJanuary 26, 2013
    Beautiful views of the city. A must see!
  • Brett B.
    Brett BendeleNovember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're in highschool, definitely bring a chick up here to make out.
  • Bethany F.
    Bethany FitzgeraldAugust 5, 2012
    It is very beautiful and will stay that way if you take your trash with you. Please don't litter!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    If you haven't been to Mt. Bonnell, you're missing out on one of Austin's most scenic and beautiful views. It's the perfect location for a romantic date.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Whether you want to see water, downtown, or hills this is the perfect place to be! Bring your camera and some water and relax with a great view!
  • Social N.
    Whether or not you believe the love tales surrounding Mt. Bonnell, this is still the best place in ATX for a view of the surrounding cityscape and hill country. Bring a picnic, a sweetheart or both.
  • Caleb
    CalebApril 17, 2012
    ♫ You ain't seen a hill country sunset
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 23, 2012
    Great scenery
  • Phani K.
    Phani KMarch 15, 2012
    A spell bounding view of the lake and nature, scenic drive and scenic views. Romantic as well.
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 23, 2012
    Climb to the top at sunset and see all of Austin!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CliftonFebruary 11, 2012
    We got married here in 2000, 45 people attended. This is highest publicly accessible spot in Austin.
  • Tim S.
    Tim ShinJanuary 16, 2012
    Great side paths for better views once you get to the top
  • Louise M.
    Louise McNuttNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Summer sunsets at Mt. Bonnell are hard to beat - don't forget your camera!
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinNovember 4, 2011
    One of the oldest recorded tourist attractions in the Austin area and the highest point within Austin's city limits, Mount Bonnell offers fantastic sunset views of Lake Austin and the 360 Bridge.
  • Mikel B.
    Mikel B.October 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Scare people on the stairs at night
  • Armando H.
    Armando HoyosSeptember 6, 2011
    I married my beautiful wife here!!
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 12, 2011
    There is a legend that Mt. Bonnell was once called Antoinette's Leap, named after a damsel who leaped to her death to avoid capture from Indians that killed her lover after he defended her.
  • Let's Go
    Let's GoMay 17, 2011
    Hike on up at Mount Bonnell for a beautiful view of the whole city! Read more
  • Nikon USA
    Nikon USAMarch 12, 2011
    As you're walking around, don't forget to look down. There could be some beautiful scenes at your feet begging to be captured. Look for leaves or pretty stones that stand out and shoot away!
  • Rita L.
    Rita LouiseSeptember 27, 2010
    You can easily climb the rafters for a better view of the sunset. Great for photography.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesSeptember 16, 2010
    Climb to the top of Mount Bonnell to see ATX and its surrounding environs at this popular look-out (and make-out) spot. Hands down the best place to get some perspective.-Jason, our Homesick Austinite
  • David L.
    David LuhAugust 16, 2010
    People got engage
  • Millicent N.
    Millicent NicholsAugust 14, 2010
    Gentleman: this is a beautiful spot to take your dates!
  • Ashish F.
    Ashish FranklinJuly 26, 2010
    Park at the base to walk up the hill.
  • Becca
    BeccaJuly 19, 2010
    so romantical. :)
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FortenberryApril 8, 2010
    Must take out of town guests here for great view
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    It's said that if a couple climbs the 100 stairs to the top of Mount Bonnell once, they fall in love; twice, they'll become engaged; and after three times, it's inevitable they'll get married.
  • Hector P.
    Hector PerezMarch 30, 2010
    Great views of the city! Read more
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuelMarch 22, 2010
    Haven't been back to Mt. Bonnell in a couple of years. It's about time.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HewgleyMarch 13, 2010
    No trip to Austin is complete without a stop at Mt. Bonnell, the highest "peak" in the Austin area. Anytime is good, but sunset can be spectacular across the panoramic view.
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