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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: (830) 685-3636
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites, Geologic Formations, Parks, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Rock climbing, Backpacking, Camping, Picnicking
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Owner description: Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We spent an overnight in Fredericksburg (great German town with lots of wineries). Early morning we drive to Enchanted Rock State Park and hiked to the top. It was fairly steep in places but no loose gravel. Everyone from my 8 year old nephew to 77 year old mother really enjoyed it. Could see for about 20 miles in all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Climbed Enchanted Rock yesterday for the third time in my life and it is just as breath-taking as ever! The views of the Texas Hill Country are beautiful and serene. It took us about thirty minutes from the beginning of the trail. Make sure you read the informative signs at the bottom. You will appreciate everything you see A must... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Well for me it felt great knowing I was able to climb and take some breaks and rest for a minute or so as we wanted too. We would definitely do it again with the kids and maybe the dogs. Just wished the cashier inside told us to take some water and a map. Next time we will be perpared!

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State College, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We spent 5 hours here, hiking around (rather than straight up, due to our knees- also fewer people that way). Beautiful views from several directions, and snagged some geocaches along the way.

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Sherman, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Enjoy the nice climb and the following view afterwards. Usual park fees associated with the visit. There's a crack/cave for those that want to go spelunking that goes from one end of the rock to another. Also, look for the small plaque (8" x 8" -ish) bolted to the rock on your hike up that'll give some unique history. I've... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Take time out to hike around once you get to the top. Take the long way down to enjoy more views. Bring your camera. You'll want to keep some memories of this. And maybe pause when you're at the top, take a breath, and do a yoga pose. Namaste!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's a nice hike with a wonderful view. The trail is moderate and takes less than 45 mins for a non-hiker. Most hiker will go there for sunset since the color of the rock will change accordingly. I was there during Fall hence the weather is cooling and nice. There is a fee impose (i.e. $7) for each person upon... More

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SA, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful spot. The rock is enormous; you can climb it, walk around it, walk in echo canyon and the views cannot be beaten! BUT, it is often crowded to the point of closing with too many folks so go on a weekday.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Its okay for a rock. If you have time you might want to visit. Not worth going just to see it. They did have a drink and snack truck which was nice, it was hot and did not bring anything with me since it was not a planned trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

What a view. This was a fantastic place and loved the hike to the top. I can't wait to come back and may even camp out next time.

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