Covert Park at Mount Bonnell is 5.1 acre historic linear park with a prominent overlook that is one of the most visited sites in Austin. Mount Bonnell is a 775-foot-high outcrop along the eastern shore of Lake Austin. The peak of the overlook is a craggy limestone outcropping surrounded by a forested area of live oak, ash juniper, persimmon and mountain laurel that spans the slope between Mount Bonnell Road and the trails at the top of the park.
As incredible as the views of Lake Austin and the Texas Hill Country may be from the highest point in Austin, the amazing sunsets are my very favorite thing about shooting here. But, make sure you’re up for the hike. It’s 99 steps up to the top… and worth every step. As you can imagine, this park is the perfect setting for outdoor lifestyle photography sessions.