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January 13, 2007
From journal Rainy Christmas in Dallas
March 28, 2005
Also, on another angle, you can see all the beautiful homes sprinkled along the banks of the Colorado River.
You can drive, hike, or bike up there. This is on the northern side of Austin, where it is very hilly.
From journal Central Texas- Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels
April 29, 2003
There are good views of the hill country and downtown Austin. At nighttime, the place becomes overrun with teenage makeout parties. At 10pm, everyone is shooed out of the park by the police.
From journal Yeehaw Austin
by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
June 30, 2002
This area is named in honor of George W. Bonnell. Bonnell was born in New York and worked as a journalist leading him to Mississippi. He found his way to Texas in the summer of 1836 with a company of volunteers that he had recruited for the Texas War of Independence. The area was dedicated as a park on July 15, 1938 and an engraved stone in commemoration of Bonnell’s contributions to Texas was placed in the pavilion atop the peak.
To reach Mount Bonnell, drive west on 35th Street to Mount Bonnell Road. If you get lost, don’t worry. The surrounding neighborhoods along Scenic Drive are impressive. A hint- just keep going "up" and eventually you will arrive at Mount Bonnell.
The park is open daily from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The summit is 200 feet above the surrounding landscape. Ninety-nine (99) steps will take you to the top where you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city skyline, Lake Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. The walk up is relatively easy, as the steps are not steep. There are handrails to make the climb easier and safe and large trees provide shade over the walkway. Once at the top, there is a pavilion, several picnic tables, benches and pathways leading to places unknown.
If you walk to the right as you approach the pavilion, you can see below you great views of the homes along Lake Austin. If you’re both a city dweller and a lover of nature, you won’t be disappointed. The blending of an advancing civilization with the natural beauty cannot be matched anywhere else.
Mount Bonnell is a great place to view Lake Austin, take a hike, watch a sunset or simply sit and admire the view.
From journal Austin--Deep in the Heart of Texas