360. 360 Bridge Overlook

Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Outside, Things To Do In Austin | 26 Dec 2010

When I first started this whole journey in January one of the few list items that I planned ahead on was today’s; I always thought, “I am going to blog on the 360 bridge on the 360th day of the year.” Imagine that the 360 Bridge on the 360th day, naturally it seemed perfect.

The 360 bridge (technically Pennybacker Bridge) is one of my favorite places in Austin. Every time I drive over it I think of how lucky we are to live in Austin. I don’t know if it’s the beautiful scenery overlooking Lake Austin (one of my favorite things on planet earth), or just the fact that it’s such an Austin icon. Either way it symbolizes all the things that make me happy to be an Austinite.

The 360 bridge overlook is always a fun little hike. You get some great pictures, a little exercise and a new appreciation for how beautiful our city can be. With all the rain we’ve had in the last few days I’m guessing it might be a little muddy, so keep that in mind if you’re venturing out that way.

You’ll see the cars parked right on the side of 360 as your approach the bridge

Photo: David Gibbs





  • John

    Not to be picky, but on the right side heading north or south?

  • Adam Shoenfelt

    As a native Austinite who now lives in Dallas, I try to drive Loop 360 in Austin as often as I can when i am in town. I have always loved the view of this bridge, and of the view from it. Thanks for writing such an interesting blog!

  • HEB

    would this be a good place for a picnic and proposal?

  • need help

    I am interested in having a picnic up there but I have personally not be up to the outlook myself. Would you mind telling me a bit more about the hike up, and what the surroundings on the cliff are like once you get there? Thank you. Also, would this be an okay place to go for sunset and walking down after dark? Are there curfew times like Mt. Bonnell? And I was also wondering if there tended to be a lot of ppl at the outlook?

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