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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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A good climb.

This was my second trip here, this time with my nine year old grandson and in the Texas heat. The rock is 1825 feet ASL and is mostly pink granite with striations of other rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was my second trip here, this time with my nine year old grandson and in the Texas heat. The rock is 1825 feet ASL and is mostly pink granite with striations of other rock and debris at different levels which makes it an interesting geological anomaly. We really didn't have a lot of time to explore but I wanted... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and unusual site in the middle of Hill Country. Make sure you get there early. The park offers several different trails. My husband and I did the Summit trail, which goes to the top of Enchanted Rock. Things to note: if it is wet, the rock will be closed because it is very slippery. The rock is steep-... More 

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Los Fresnos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If monoliths thrill you, this is one to see! A granite outcropping that is still being formed as pieces scale off due to natural causes, the rock isn't really enchanted, but it is enchanting. The park is well supplied with trails for hiking and is an outdoor adventure that whole families were enjoying.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Don't even think about visiting this area without visiting the Enchanted Rock. We did the hike around 9am before the sun got too hot, took about 1.30 to go up and decent at a leisurely pace. From the mars like summit you get a great view of the surrounding Texas hill country. The rock is a massive pink granite dome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Take plenty of water and hike early to minimize heat and sun exposure. A unique place to visit. Go to the summit and do the hike. Dogs must be on leash. Take lots of water.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Worth the day to go out and hike - spectacular views and an interesting climb - not to strenuous - relaxing actually.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

My family and I took a hike on the scenic route which was a 2mile round trip trek. It was w well worth it. The view was awesome and so peaceful. We had a picnic at tables and my teen son enjoyed himself.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took an evening hike and did a little star gazing from the top of the rock. The climb is a little tiresome, but not overly challenging. It's easy enough for young children, but if you walk down after dark make sure to bring a couple of flashlights. I recommend it for a day trip from Austin, San Antonio, or Fredericksburg... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You can summit the rock in about thirty minutes. Make time to take a hike around the perimeter. A must see in the Texas Hill Country.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In the Texas Hill Country resides the second-biggest rock mass in the states, just after Atlanta's Stone Mountain. Which therefore makes it the biggest rock mass that isn't endorsed with divisive Confederate army men tattooed on it. Worth a visit, then. Enchanted Rock got it's name from Native Americans who were mystified with it. And it's easy to see why... More 

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