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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-6554
+1 830-685-3636
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Fascinating Geology, and a nice walk.

By no means a challenging hike, but an interesting outcrop for Geologists and laypersons. Take... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2017
Gary P
Great place to hike with your dog.

My dog and I hike the trails that surround Enchanted Rock. Dogs cannot go up on the rock (too... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Fredericksburg, Texas
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Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“pink granite” (47 reviews)
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16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-6554
+1 830-685-3636

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

By no means a challenging hike, but an interesting outcrop for Geologists and laypersons. Take heed to the warnings about it being difficult to scramble up when wet.

Thank Gary P
Reviewed October 30, 2017

My dog and I hike the trails that surround Enchanted Rock. Dogs cannot go up on the rock (too dangerous). The loop trail is almost 5 miles around and well marked. The views are awesome and plenty of space to just enjoy a good day...More

1  Thank krainwater626
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Came here to go rock climbing and....found that the park was shut for the week for "wildlife management". Wtf! Apparently this place is closed 1 week per month for this and often closes in the weekend once it gets too full. Given the absolute lack...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here to camp and hike for years, and are never disappointed. This place has it all, from leisurely hikes on crushed granite trails, beautiful views, cold swimming holes in summer, to encounters with animals, bouldering, repelling, and bolted established climbs. You...More

1  Thank SimandMelHouston
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I now live just three hours from Joshua Tree National Park CA for the last 10 years so I'm a bit spoiled on epic desert scenery. But I will say this... ENCHANTED ROCK IS TRULY A FORCE OF NATURE IN TX! Beautiful scrubby desert sand-scapes...More

2  Thank Dustin F
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The walk to the top was tough, but totally worth it!!! The view was awesome and the rock itself was really interesting. Definitely worth the drive/walk up.

1  Thank Mitzi1970
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

The hiking in the Texas hill country is infrequent but this hike is unique. You hike up a large exposed outcropping of pink granite for about a mile and end up with a 360 degree unobstructed view of the hill country with a 500' height....More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to Enchanted Rock while on a recent Texas road trip. It's quite an impressive sight as you approach it;- a large pink dome! There are quite a few hiking routes and we walked all around the rim which was 4 miles...More

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Hike to the Summit is worth it, get there early on the weekends. We had a great hike and the rangers were very helpful

Thank seahunter00
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

One incredible landscape not limestone, but granite in the heart of Texas. It's very crowded at times and it is best to avoid going on weekends. I can hike it with a artificial hip replacement, so it's doable for a lot of folks with various...More

Thank Dave W
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karina c
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Hlavenka83 | Reviewed this property |
Water, water, and more water. I'd also pack snacks and plenty of sun screen. The ladies that we rode horses with also told us it is typically 10-20 degrees cooler on cold days and hotter on hot days down in the canyon, do... More
Fangda L
November 12, 2017|
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Response from Kimster14 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not too cold here during Thanksgiving. I also don’t imagine it will be busy. I’d dress in layers and watch the weather.
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Christy V | Reviewed this property |
The park is actually closed this week for a group hunt/ event. I believe they reopen on Friday at 2pm. So I wouldn't show up until then.