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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Rock climbing, Picnicking, Birdwatching, Backpacking
Description: Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.

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Don't let the map fool you, the summit trail is brutal! However, we made it up and down unscathed. The trek around the Round is just wonderful. It's both challenging and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Boerne, Texas
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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Don't let the map fool you, the summit trail is brutal! However, we made it up and down unscathed. The trek around the Round is just wonderful. It's both challenging and rewarding. Bring lots of water and start early.

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Don't forget your hiking shoes and camera. The hike to the summit is only 6/10 of a mile, but you will want to spend a couple of hours taking in the beauty all around. This is a great location to take in the beauty of Texas.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This park is a huge granite rock which the local Indians believed was inhabited by spirits, hence the name Enchanted Rock. Suitable for hiking, even by novices. I was there on a May morning, which was pleasant. I am sure in the summer it is quite hot! However, the view from the top is amazing, and of course the rock... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to take the short drive North to see what this place was all about. I am so glad we did! We arrived at 8:15 pm and saw that it closed at 10:00 pm. We weren't initially going to hike the rock but couldn't resist once we got there. There is an admission fee per person but it is... More 

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Houghton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great place to hike either at an easy level or ambitious level. The natural rock outcroppings are beautiful!

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was so much fun for our family. We enjoyed hiking up the trails and the grandkids loved climbing up to the top and sitting atop having their pictures taken . It's breath taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited and hiked this attraction many years ago when I was in college. It is always a fascinating thing to see, even if you don't intend to or can't hike to the top. The views of this massive granite outcropping is something to behold, even from the park below. We had only a short time to visit and I... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We liked this so much we did it 2 days in a row. Worth the climb to see the view and a great way to start the morning.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

In the summer, go early enough before it gets too hot. Love the views from the top. Our family had all shapes and sizes and all of us (minus grandpa) made it, just at different paces.

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Hallettsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have been to Enchanted Rock many times but have not had the nerve to climb to the top! Interesting to see from afar this huge dome of red granite sticking up in the distance. You will like the area.

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Additional Information about Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Address: Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: (830) 685-3636
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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