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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 685-3636
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Parks, Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Backpacking, Camping, Picnicking, Birdwatching
Description: Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.
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Eureka, IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Got there early (it was still only 90 degrees) and made the climb up the rock..not too bad even for a couple 50 somethings. Had the unexpected experience of a short rainstorm up on the rock. Came down and did the 4 mile loop trail...spent the whole day and thought it as great. View form the top is something to... More

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Well worth the scenic drive to the park. Hike the face of the mountain and bring a picnic. Family friendly, and technical repelling is available.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Loved the clean parks and the great exercise up the rock, get to the top and check out the view!! WOW, loved it! the park staff was very helpful and bathrooms very clean!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The park is quite beautiful. We ended up driving back outside the park to watch the sunset because we wanted to see the sunset on the rock. If you're wanting to watch the sunset and see a good view of it on the rock, I would watch it from outside the park also. If you're in the area a sunset... More

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Texas
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Middle of summer day we decided to take on the rock! Was well worth it and not as bad of a climb as it appeared from below (for someone our age - LOL). Bring water and have good climbing shoes on! View from the top is fantastic!

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We did some camping at Inks Lake so enchanted rock was only a 50 minute drive from the campsite. I wish there was more to do at the rock but we still left satisfied. Kind of a steep climb up to the summit with a nice view all around. If you go in the Summer like we did, take extra... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends on Labor Day weekend. The summit hike is a gentle slop that's easy for anyone in fair condition to walk. Our group of six wore flip flops without any issue- we even saw someone push a stroller to the top. I can see how the rock would be slippery if wet, so take caution... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The climb was challenging but well worth it. Go early as it gets hot quickly. Make sure to take plenty of water.

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Doha,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful rock formations, great hiking trails and rugged camping around the rock and a beautiful view from the top of the rock. Plan to reach the summit as the sun is setting for a beautiful photo opportunity. Bring plenty of water and wear good hiking shoes.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We hiked Enchanted Rock in the morning, and it was Awesome! The views from the top are breathtaking. Definitely would do again!

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