nice view but not a hike

Definitely not a hike! More of a stair climb! But beautiful views of the Colorado river and downtown Austin. The stair ascent is fairly steep but there is an alternate dirt trail to the north that is more accessible! Very very busy place...if you are looking for solitude search elsewhere!

I wouldn’t really consider this a hike. It’s a short stair climb, but the views are out of this world!

hiking
4 months ago

For trail running I'd only give this two stars. But hey, while I might primarily do trail running doesn't mean this trail sucks. It's actually a quiet awesome place. This isn't a trailrunning trail anyway, so it gets the stars it deserves.

Mt Bonnell is more a historic landmark. The best part of it is the grand view of the river. To get that view you have to go up. You'll grind your way up the stairs, and once at top you can soak in the views, walk alongside the river's edge, explore all the little trails wandering through the grass and rocks and trees, or just chill on one of the many benches and/or under the pavilion.

As for trail running, this would primarily be good for stairs workout. If you wanted to run the trails, you'd run into lots of people, and you'd run the entire system of trails in about 10 minutes max. Iow, don't come here for actual trail running. But as I said, this place is iconic in it's own right.

on Mount Bonnell Trail

walking
5 months ago

Great views, a place to take visitors and newcomers. However, this not, repeat not, a hiking trail. It is 1/2 mile, you go up, you admire the views, perhaps take a few photographs, you go down, and that is about it

5 months ago

It was ok. More for visitors:

on Mount Bonnell Trail

walking
7 months ago

The view is what brings people here, not a hiking trail. Nice place to bring out of town visitors. Can be easily combined with another short trail nearby .

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing view of full river and green hills and amazing homes. Highest point in Austin city limits. Mvery short trail.

on Mount Bonnell Trail

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Beautiful view but not much of a hike.

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