Mount Bonnell, also known now as Covert Park, is one of the highest points in Austin, Texas with gorgeous views of the beautiful Lake Austin and Texas countryside.
View of Lake Austin from Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas
Mount Bonnell was named after early Texas newspaper publisher George W. Bonnell, who moved to Texas in 1836 and published a local paper The Texas Sentinel and was prominent in early Texas affairs.
Historic Marker on Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas
Legend has it that Mount Bonnell was once called Antoinette’s Leap, after a young woman who leaped to her death to avoid capture from Native Americans that killed her fiancé.
Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas
It’s a romantic spot to watch a sunset or sunrise. It’s a scenic spot for photos of families, the newly engaged, or children. It’s a really great place to hide in the bushes and make out…
Ahem, I mean, a great place to be tranquil, writer in your journal, sketch and be one with nature.