Your visit

Your visit
Your visit

Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell is a great landmark and one of the most visited sites in Austin. The limestone height stands at 775 ft above sea level and is considered to be the highest point within Austin City Limits. It has been a popular sightseeing destination since the mid-19th century and continues to attract tourists, locals and hikers of varying ability.


The street address for Mount Bonnell is:
3800 Mount Bonnell Rd
Austin Texas 78731
Austin Texas 78731

Contact Number

Phone: 512-974-6700

Opening Times

The park is officially open every day from

05:00 to 22:00.


There are no public toilets in the park and please be aware that the staircase to the summit is not stroller-friendly.


Free car parking is available at the base of Mount Bonnell.
The parking area is usually unattended.

Getting Here

If you’re driving from the downtown area, take 15th street west to the MoPac Highway, proceed on MoPac (aka Loop 1) north to the 35th Street exit. Take a left on 35th street and continue for about a mile. Then take a right on Mount Bonnell Road, and you’ll soon see the free parking area on the left.
It is possible to take the number 19 bus from the Texas State Capitol to the general vicinity of Mount Bonnell but you will have a 30-minute walk to the hill after getting off the bus. This area of town is not well-served by the city’s bus system or any other type of mass transit, therefore arriving by car maybe the easiest option.

What to Bring

It is advised you bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat. There are small shaded areas on the viewing platform but the best views are often in direct sunlight. The terrain is also largely rocky and therefore sturdy shoes are recommended. There are a few areas where you can enjoy a picnic lunch, but remember whatever you bring you will need to carry up the 100 or so steps.

Dogs are welcome on Mount Bonnell but should be kept on a leash at all times. Remember to bring plenty of water for them and be aware that the limestone can be hard on their paws.


After your visit

After your trip to Mount Bonnell, you can go ahead and enjoy the rest of what Austin has to offer.