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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: (830) 685-3636
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Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.

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Go early- a fun family hike!

I should have read more reviews about the traffic getting into the park. Believe them- Go early! We arrived around 11am, and it still took us about 40 minutes just to get parked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Austin, TX
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I should have read more reviews about the traffic getting into the park. Believe them- Go early! We arrived around 11am, and it still took us about 40 minutes just to get parked! By the time we left at 1pm, the line to get in was easily twice as long! Kids were playing on the grass outside the cars because... More 

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Austin, Texas
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places to visit in Hill Country. There may be a long line to get in on sunny weekend days, so try to get there early. Most people just take the Summit Trail to the top of Enchanted Rock. It is pretty steep and I would not recommend doing it in very hot summer weather.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had to wait in line for about 20 minutes just to get into the park (in January). Having said this, the traffic was being directed by staff/police and they seemed to be very well organized. So, don't be discouraged if you see a long line! They know what they're doing and the park is well worth the wait. We... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled here while staying in Fredericksburg, TX over the weekend. We made the trip to Enchanted Rock. Definitely were not disappointed! Great views and friendly people. I would suggest getting their early, as they close the park once so many people get there, and I was shocked at how many people were there on a nice day. Great experience... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were surprised by all the hiking options available. The grounds were clean and well maintained. The hike up Enchanted Rock was a little steep but people of all ages were able to manage it. The view at the top is beautiful.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I climbed to the summit (1825ft above sea level) early in the morning. Had the trail to ourselves. What a great experience. Easily done if you're in reasonable physical condition. Phenomenal views to Texas Hill Country from the top. Admission fee to park is $7 per person. Worth it considering the grandeur and hiking opportunities available. Bring water... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Combines hiking and rock climbing for a pretty spectacular view from the top (for this part of TX). The trails are pretty straightforward and take you a fair bit and close to the lake. There are different sections to climb up and explore. Picnic spots and camping areas are at the base if you're interested. Not a bad drive from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a bit unprepared for all that enchanted rock had to offer. Driving up on this rock was pretty cool, but once you get out and start the trails it is truly awesome! We went during a time of low traffic. Hardly anyone was there! We basically had the whole place to ourselves lol. You can spend all day... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I took my kids and my mom to Enchanted Rock. I didn't find the climb that hard, but it was a little hard on my older mother and my two young children. With stops for rest, water, and snacks they were able to make it though. There are some gorgeous views if you make it to the top, so... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hikes at this site are easily navigated. The wind was a factor during our climb to the summit mid-January. Trails around the area go around a lake, zen rocks, and fun landscapes.

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