Mount Bonnell is a beautiful view that every Austin Texas visitor or native should notice. In this blog post, we are going take you on a journey of Mount Bonnell, and at the end, we will give you 6 relevant links to learn more about one of the best views in Austin Texas.

Charlie enjoying the breeze at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas

Charlie enjoying the breeze at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas.

To ensure you’re prepared for the journey ahead of you!

Enjoy the lush scenery that is Austin’s Mount Bonell, also know as Covert Park. Photos by my wife Isabelle and myself, Tyler Garrett.

Mount Bonnell in Austin Texas header image at TylerGarrett.com

A beautiful view of a few at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas.

Mount Bonnell is managed by the Austin Texas Government.

  • Covert Park at Mount Bonnell is a 5.1-acre historic linear park with a prominent overlook that is one of the most visited sites in Austin.
  • Mount Bonnell is a 775-foot-high outcrop along the eastern shore of Lake Austin.
  • The peak of the overlook is a craggy limestone outcropping surrounded by a forested area of live oak, ash juniper, persimmon and mountain laurel that spans the slope between Mount Bonnell Road and the trails at the top of the park.

Here’s my new desktop on my laptop. It’s worth the trip and small hike up a set of stairs.

Mount Bonnell with my family; beautiful wife Isabelle and Andoni our baby boy

My beautiful family and desktop background image.

Mount Bonnell overlooking cliff great place for photography

A cliff in the park. Mount Bonnell offers sweeping views on the main trail.

Getting to Mount Bonnell is a small hike.

We walked a few flights of stairs to get to the views above and if you’re looking to get to the view, be prepared for a little hike!

Mount Bonnell going up the stairs to begin the breif hike up to Mount Bonnells amazing views

PRO TIP: The parking lot was interesting and if you keep driving past everyone parked, you will find parking past the main staircase closer than everyone else! Bring water and a snack because it’s a little bit of a hike.

Charlie hanging out at Mount Bonnell with his tribe, dog picture smelling green plants

Mount Bonnell hike up offers a few great places for your hairy friends. Meet Charlie, our little sassy dog.

Dancing at Mount Bonnell with my son

Dancing at Mount Bonnell with my son.

I got moves at Mount BonnellI got moves at Mount BonnellI got moves at Mount Bonnell

I got moves at Mount Bonnell. I got moves at Mount Bonnell.

The stairs aren’t too bad! As you get to the very top of the hill, you’re a few stairs away, don’t get your hopes up, and keep on moving to the top.

The stairs at Mount Bonnell

The stairs at Mount Bonnell and Tyler Garrett with his baby boy.

Mount Bonnell stairs with Tyler Garrett and his son Andoni Garrett

Mount Bonnell stairs with Tyler Garrett and his son Andoni Garrett.

Plenty of places to relax at Mount Bonnell in Austin Texas!

If you need to take a break, at the end of the trail you can sit on one of many rocks, rock benches, etc.

Park you butt on these rocks at Mount Bonnell

Park your butt on these rocks at Mount Bonnell…

Mount Bonnell has plenty of places to relax and enjoy the view, here teaching my son about clouds.

Mount Bonnell has plenty of places to relax and enjoy the view, here teaching my son about clouds.

Learn about Mount Bonnell:
While part of the allure of Austin includes over 300 days of sunshine per year, those visitors and new residents with more urban experience might find themselves intimidated by the unbelievable variety of outdoor activities that the city has to offer. Whether you’re here for the day or plan on sticking around for a while, Mount Bonnell is a great place to get your outdoor adventures started and witness some of the incredible views the city has to offer. Check out some quick tips for the short hike! Mount Bonnell for Beginners… more

Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
Mount Bonnell with the family!

Mount Bonnell with the family!

4.5 out of 5 scores @ TripAdvisor with 1,375 reviews!

Trip Advisor scores range between Excellent and Terrible.

  • Excellent — 58%
  • Very good — 31%
  • Average — 9%
  • Poor — 1%
  • Terrible — 1%
Hours: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: 3800 Bonnell DrAustin, TX 78731-5846

Mount Bonnell history

Before the establishment of Anglo settlements in the 1830s, Mount Bonnell was traversed by Native American tribes who lived in the area and may have recognized the defensive utility of the sites great height and views. The earliest written account of Mount Bonnell is an 1838 journal entry by George W. Bonnell, a soldier, and journalist.

Mount Bonnell stair case - Tyler Garrett holding his son Andoni

More stair cases images with my cute kid!

In 1840 Julia Lee Sinks described the area, “The knolls beyond the quarry branch were interspersed with timber, and sometimes though not often, we would see galloping past the open spaces beyond the blanked Indian. The path along the quarry branch, secluded as it was, became their main inlet to the town. It was a sheltered road, never traveled at night by whites, so the Indians claimed right of way, and all full moons brought moccasin tracks in abundance” more

Finally 6 resources about Mount Bonnell.

Here’s a list of other places to learn more about Mount Bonnell.

  1. Tripadvisor.
  2. Austin Texas Gov.
  3. Austin Texas Org.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Yelp.
  6. Austin Parks Org.
Tyler Garrett with his amazing Family at Mount Bonnell!

Tyler Garrett with his amazing Family at Mount Bonnell!

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