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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Open today: 08:00 - 22:00
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A Short Walk Up to a Great View

Took us about an hour to walk up and back to the top of the rock to great the great view of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houston, Texas
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A good hike!

Prepare for some steep sections on the way to the top of the Enchanted Rock. Once up there the view... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.
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16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-6554
+1 830-685-3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took us about an hour to walk up and back to the top of the rock to great the great view of the surrounding area. It’s a very interesting extinct volcanic structure that has weathered away over time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Prepare for some steep sections on the way to the top of the Enchanted Rock. Once up there the view is fantastic on a fine clear day. I'm glad it was not raining as I'm sure it could very extremely slippery when wet. There are...More

Thank Mon55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get your hiking boots on and challenge the Enchanted Rock! Fairly level trail around the base. However, when they say “steep”, be prepared. Wonderful view from the top.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park has trails for all levels of fitness. They have traditional type of camping sites , but I did not see or read anywhere that they had any sites for pull trailers. The trail to go to the top on enchanted rock is the...More

Thank May T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbing the Summit is a moderate challenge but plenty of trails for all level of hikers....campgrounds, natural areas, beautiful views

Thank Arch K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome views. Kids 7-8 years old can climb with no problem. Dogs not allowed up the rock but can go in other trails.

Thank Austin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our teenage granddaughter and her friend to see the bats. We didn’t pay to sit in the lower level, closer to the cave. Rather, we sat on the free bleachers , which are situated above (top) of the mountain that houses the old...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rock is steep but totally worth it. We saw all ages climbing the rock. I would recommend hiking shoes, though. We wore Chocos sandals and it rained and we were sliding. Totally worth the view. We also hiked the Loop trail. It was fun....More

Thank WanderingMom1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day hike in the park. Views were great, the trails are well marked and the climb was easy.

Thank watchlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second visit in nine years and the experience was even better than I remembered. Best to walk in the mornings when the temperatures are lower and to listen to the Ranger's advice. Any moderately fit person can walk to the rock summit and I...More

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Response from stoogeg3 | Reviewed this property |
Mostly in the spring and summer months.
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Response from Christy V | Reviewed this property |
It’s first come first serve. When you get there you can tell them which one you’re going to.
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Response from Badluck711 | Reviewed this property |
We did the same thing. We booked and paid for a camping spot so we would be guaranteed entry. You might have to wait in line to get in the park and check in, but you will get in as opposed to day visitors just driving in to... More