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It is a bridge

Strange that this would be an attraction. Interesting as you approach it and it does have some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gilroy, California
Nice If You Have the Time

If you're only in Austin for a few days, I wouldn't make this a top priority since it's a bit out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jason G
Baltimore, Maryland
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“lake austin” (14 reviews)
“short hike” (6 reviews)
“match play” (2 reviews)
Austin, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strange that this would be an attraction. Interesting as you approach it and it does have some really nice views of the river below.

Thank sandbar2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're only in Austin for a few days, I wouldn't make this a top priority since it's a bit out of the way, but if you have some extra time and want to get away from downtown, this is a reasonable option. There are...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It was a short and steep hike, but the view is amazing! Its not that big at the top, but you just want to hang out there for the whole day. Went there during labor day weekend...it was a bit windy and cool. Waited till...More

Thank arieshorse
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It's a nice bridge with some great views. Lots of parking and great photos. Not much else around. Would be pretty in the summer.

Thank Heidi G
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a fantastic place to cross over the river. It is a great scenic view. You can also park below and take part in various water activities. There are also hiking and biking trails around. It is a local attraction. Not bad at all.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 19 November 2017

My husband and I have journeyed to this bridge multiple times since moving to Austin. We even watched fireworks on July 4th (WOW do it!). On December 18th, 2016 my husband now asked me to marry him on the hill looking down pennybacker and Austin...More

Thank Mara K
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Launching and retrieving kayaks, is a breeze at the bridge. Parking is free (outside of the park) and it only takes about 5 minutes, between vehicle and to be in the water.

Thank BradATX
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Great views of the bridge and the river if you park on the South Side of the bridge and follow the trail to the top of a small hill. It is not much and if you don't expect the Grand Canyon it is really nice....More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The best thing about the bridge is the view from the north side of Loop 360. This is where all the best photos are shot.

Thank derek1836
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I'm glad I read the reviews here before I ventured out to the bridge. I parked where it says "no parking" (not proud of it but did it anyway). Who know if they will ever crack-down on it. It's a short walk up (less than...More

Thank Ronald S
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22 November 2017|
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Response from BradATX | Reviewed this property |
You can pay to park inside/under the bridge or park for free along the road entering/exiting the park.
Deanna W
28 March 2016|
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Response from Talon38 | Reviewed this property |
Pennybacker Bridge is over Lake Austin which was created by dams at both ends (Lake Travis on one end and Lady Bird Lake--Town Lake for the longterm Austinites at the other). This past weekend it overlook the PGA tournament... More
Sheri T
23 December 2015|
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Response from Nancy-Jane G | Reviewed this property |
Not if you want to live another day. Capitol of Texas Highway is VERY busy. People do bike across the bridge, but I am sure walking is not advised....