Featured Trips Types:

  • All Featured Trips
  • National Parks Trips & Tips
  • Ghost Guides
  • Explore Memphis like a Local
  • Grand County
  • Airstream - Live Riveted
  • Outdoor Escapes
  • Camping & Road Trips
  • Thor Industries
  • Fun for the Whole Family
  • Classic USA Road Trips
  • Scenic Drives
  • Weird Guides
  • 48 Hour City Guides
  • Interstate Highway Exit Guides
  • Family Road Trips
  • Full Metal History
  • Offbeat Camping
  • Scenic Routes
  • Outdoor Adventure
Clear All

Accommodation Types:

  • All Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Unique Stays

FastBook

Look for FastBook for quick links to
your favorite booking sites

Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • All Attractions & Culture
  • Amusement Parks
  • Children's Attractions
  • Fall Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Top Attractions
  • Tours & Excursions
  • Winter Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Viator
Look for the icon to book the best
tours and activities nearby.
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • All Food & Drink
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Burgers & BBQ
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • Ice Cream & Sweets
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • All Outdoors & Recreation
  • Beaches
  • Fall Foliage
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • All Points of Interest
  • Abandoned
  • Architecture
  • College Icons
  • Film & TV
  • Historic
  • Holiday Lights
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Photo Op
  • Planes, Trains, Autos
  • Public Art
  • Science & Tech
  • Spooky Places
Clear All

Vacation Rentals Types:

  • All Vacation Rentals
  • HomeAway
  • Vacation Rentals

We’ve partnered with HomeAway to find you the perfect vacation rental.

Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • All Camping & RV
  • Cottages & Cabins
  • KOA Campgrounds
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • All Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Services Types:

  • All Services
  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Rest Areas
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • All Shopping
  • Antiques
  • Books & Music
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Quirky Shops
  • Thrift & Flea
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • All Sports
  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf
  • Gyms & Fitness
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • All Motoring
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
  • Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Featured Trips
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring
  • DON'T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR TRIP. CLICK HERE.

0 Layers
4.5
98 votes

Covert Park at Mount Bonnell

3800 Mount Bonnell Road, Austin, Texas 78731 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Wed 5a-10p
  • Independent
Add to Trip

“the best view in town!”

Mount Bonnell also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills. It was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1969, and bears Marker number 6473.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
Jei

  • 29 Reviews
  • 33 Helpful
September 8, 2014
Rated 4.0

You can climb up the stairs to get to this view. Its really beautiful and I HEARD that if a couple climbs up to the top together, they are to last in their relationship for a very long time ;)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

  • Road Warrior
  • 401 Reviews
  • 200 Helpful
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0

Mount Bonnell is definitely a hot spot to visit, especially for those who are fond of great picturesque views of the amazing Lake Austin.

It is one of the very few place near Austin that is so easily accessible, but above all its FREE! Take your family or friends with you and go all the way up the path, roughly 100 steps. 100 steps to paradise as i call them, because when you will get on the top you will feel so pleased for having done so. Except from exercising, an activity that most of the times we forget to do on a daily basis, the view that unfolds beneath you is absolutely outstanding. There you can also find some picnic tables, where you can enjoy a meal surrounded by beautiful nature and idyllic surroundings. DO NOT forget, when you finish with your picnic to take all the garbage with you!!! Natural places should be respected by all for all !!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LisaHelt

  • 3 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0

Great for those who want very short walk with scenic views. Almost every lookout point is spectacular!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
carolyn.h.nelson.7

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 22, 2014

Nice short hike for great views of expanding Austin. Hike straight up stairs have a picnic and work your way upstream (downhill) for a good sightseeing experiende. Close by for nature lovers is Mayfield Park & Laguna Gloria (AMoA)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sara.berglands

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 4, 2014

beautiful views all around. short hike straight up to the top. will be bringing food for a picnic at one of the tables next time!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
theminivanman

  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 12, 2017
Rated 5.0

I agree this is the best scenic view of austin and the best place for watching a romantic sunset or sunrise. One of the best things i did during my 4 day stay in Austin!

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
RoderickMcDaniel

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0

If you really want to impress visitors to Austin, bring them to this scenic viewing spot. You can see all of downtown and the surrounding area. Views of the river and multi-million dollar homes are an added bonus.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Covert Park at Mount Bonnell.

Covert Park at Mount Bonnell

3800 Mount Bonnell Road
Austin, Texas
78731 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Independent

Own this business?

Claim your business to keep your
listing's information up to date.

Claim

Nearby Hotels

Austin, Texas
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Austin, Texas
FastBook
$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Austin, Texas
FastBook
$$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Austin, Texas
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

20375