When we first moved to Austin, I compiled a list of "must dos" as newcomers to the city. Based on the advice of neighbors and fellow Austinites, everyone said I had to hike Mt. Bonnell. Of course, I pictured a tall mountain in the middle of Austin that required hiking boots and a walking stick to climb up. Not the case my friends.....
Mt. Bonnell is not a mountain and it is not in the middle of downtown Austin.
It is however a gorgeous hill that overlooks the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River. And with a short "climb" up a small set of stairs, you reach the summit fairly quickly.
So after 4 years, I can check this one off my To-Do list. But it is not like this is a one-time visit for us. I can't wait to come back at sunset with my hubby for a date! Ohhh...how romantic!
Texas Travel Facts for Mount Bonnell:
Location: 3800 Mount Bonnell Dr, Austin, Texas (GPS it!)
Recommended Time: 1 hour
Good to know: Wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes; lots of stairs to climb to get to the top; some areas do not have a railing, so watch your kiddos!