The Beautiful Mount Bunnell - One of the most popular tourist attractions with stunning panoramic views of Colorado river surrounded by posh neighbourhood of Austin City, New Mexico, USA

During my recent visit to Austin, I visited quite a few places around Austin city and if I have to pick top 3 places or things to do, I will certainly mention a hike to Mount Bunnell. And here please note that I am talking about the 'hike' to Mount Bunnell. In this blogpost we shall share about how to reach Mount Bunnell from different parts of Austin, what to do there and how to plan your visit in such a way that you make best of your time.

During my recent visit to Austin, I visited quite a few places around Austin city and if I have to pick top 3 places or things to do, I will certainly mention a hike to Mount Bunnell. And here please note that I am talking about the 'hike' to Mount Bunnell. In this blogpost we shall share about how to reach Mount Bunnell from different parts of Austin, what to do there and how to plan your visit in such a way that you make best of your time. 

There is no public transportation which can take you to Mount Bunnell. I took bus to nearest station, from where I had to walk for 30 minutes to reach Mount Bunnell and I must mention that this walk was beautiful. This whole stretch crosses through some huge mansions and each of them tell a unique story. It was very clear to me that I am heading towards one of the poshest neighbourhood of Austin. Above photograph shows one of the houses I crossed to reach Mount Bunnell. When I reached back at the hotel, I was curious to know about the price of these houses and certainly they are super expensive but not as expensive as some of the posh neighbourhoods of San Francisco Bay Area. Anyways, that's not the right comparison may be.

There is no public transportation which can take you to Mount Bunnell. I took bus to nearest station, from where I had to walk for 30 minutes to reach Mount Bunnell and I must mention that this walk was beautiful. This whole stretch crosses through some huge mansions and each of them tell a unique story. It was very clear to me that I am heading towards one of the poshest neighbourhood of Austin. Above photograph shows one of the houses I crossed to reach Mount Bunnell. When I reached back at the hotel, I was curious to know about the price of these houses and certainly they are super expensive but not as expensive as some of the posh neighbourhoods of San Francisco Bay Area. Anyways, that's not the right comparison may be. 


After walking for some time, I reached this point where road was going down now and there is a turn to the left. One has to take left from here and enter into the hiking trail of the famous Mounta Bunnell. If I had more time in hand, I would have loved to go down the road you see in above photograph which takes you to Colorado river and some of these other huge houses around the shoreline.

After walking for some time, I reached this point where road was going down now and there is a turn to the left. One has to take left from here and enter into the hiking trail of the famous Mounta Bunnell. If I had more time in hand, I would have loved to go down the road you see in above photograph which takes you to Colorado river and some of these other huge houses around the shoreline. 


As I entered the hiking trail of Mount Bunnell, I found lot of people walking into the bushes, a little away from the hiking trail. So far nothing was visible and as I went behind the bushes, we started seeing panoramic views of Colorado river and these big houses around it.

As I entered the hiking trail of Mount Bunnell, I found lot of people walking into the bushes, a little away from the hiking trail. So far nothing was visible and as I went behind the bushes, we started seeing panoramic views of Colorado river and these big houses around it.


As you keep walking through the trail, you see these grand views on one side of the trail and you will feel like stopping at every viewing point.   Please note that there is no shop or store around this place, so you may want to carry water, drinks or snacks with you. All that depends upon how much time you want to spend around Mount Bunnell.

As you keep walking through the trail, you see these grand views on one side of the trail and you will feel like stopping at every viewing point. 

Please note that there is no shop or store around this place, so you may want to carry water, drinks or snacks with you. All that depends upon how much time you want to spend around Mount Bunnell. 


Mount Bonnell is also known as Covert Park and it's a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The Mount Bunnell provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills full of colourful houses.

Mount Bonnell is also known as Covert Park and it's a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The Mount Bunnell provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills full of colourful houses.

Wondering if you can you visit Mount Bonnell at night? The peak is a fantastic viewing point for sunsets and sunrises. The trail is open from 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily, so you can arrive early to claim a spot for the scenic show. The park also offers several picnic tables, so bring a picnic to enjoy overlooking Lake Austin.

Wondering if you can you visit Mount Bonnell at night? The peak is a fantastic viewing point for sunsets and sunrises. The trail is open from 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily, so you can arrive early to claim a spot for the scenic show. The park also offers several picnic tables, so bring a picnic to enjoy overlooking Lake Austin.

Above photograph shows a structure built around the walking trail and this is a place where families sit around for picnic. From other side of this structure, there are some stunning panoramic views of the lake and boats speeding inside it.

Above photograph shows a structure built around the walking trail and this is a place where families sit around for picnic. From other side of this structure, there are some stunning panoramic views of the lake and boats speeding inside it. 

Above photograph shows some of the huge houses you see around the lake. Mount Bunnell offers these grand views and if you zoom in a little bit, you will be in awe of these mansions. I am not sure if these are houses or some sort of resorts.

Above photograph shows some of the huge houses you see around the lake. Mount Bunnell offers these grand views and if you zoom in a little bit, you will be in awe of these mansions. I am not sure if these are houses or some sort of resorts. 

I loved walking around Mount Bunnell and wish I was there till sunset. Next time, I will plan a visit during Sunset and will share new photographs.

I loved walking around Mount Bunnell and wish I was there till sunset. Next time, I will plan a visit during Sunset and will share new photographs. 

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