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along the way of the Capitol of Texas scenic trailway

Because I wanted to "see" more of Austin and area than just driving down an interstate, I selected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnson City, Tennessee
This area was a total surprise to us!

We visited the Pennybacker Bridge in September 2018. We had no idea that Austin was so mountainous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because I wanted to "see" more of Austin and area than just driving down an interstate, I selected to drive the Capitol of Texas scenic trail, and it allows you to cross the Pennybacker Bridge. The bridge is a marvel to admire, and the scenery...More

Thank JCitytraveler701
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Pennybacker Bridge in September 2018. We had no idea that Austin was so mountainous (we are from Florida, so a rise in the road is a hill to us). So maybe mountainous is an overstatement, but we were very pleasantly surprised by...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Just the sight of this bridge makes me think about my home town of Austin, TX. It's iconic... a hill country landmark that makes you feel connected to the rolling landscape while you're (technically) in the city. It wasn't until a few years ago I...More

Thank triestec2016
Reviewed September 9, 2018

we made the trip to see the Pennybacker Bridge where the boats dock their is a lady park person not very helpful unless you pay $3.00

Thank paulgX5110FQ
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Great view of west side of Austin/surrounding Hill Country. Besides, particularly if your just visiting, might as well up to 183/Aboretum area,

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The Pennybacker or 360 bridge is architecturally more captivating than the Congress bridge and deserves a stop or at least a drive through whilst touring Austin by car (the 360 loop is a great drive within city limits). There is parking on the southern bank...More

Thank Traveleator
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Had to drive over this landmark, and the surrounding area is spectacular. Drive it if you can, and you will understand why Austin loves this landmark.

Thank JohnM602
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Just park on the west side of 360 on the frontage and follow the path as it goes up the hill to way above Loop 360 and the bridge below. Several paths to chose from to allow for different levels of climb/hike skills. Get to...More

2  Thank Bill78727
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Actually missed the hidden path from the highway to climb up to the overlook. On a sunny day, can see for miles. Also has a great view of the professional golf course. About 30min for downtown Austin but worth the drive for the views.

1  Thank michelle g
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Take a trail walk along the river here and just enjoy the walk and downtown views of the city or rent a bike and travel along and sing a song!

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November 21, 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
March 27, 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
December 22, 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....