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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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Address: 16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-6554
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+1 830-685-3636
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Description:

Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.

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Excellent hiking trails with phenomenal views. Really fun , family friendly place to visit. There are several different hiking trails with the hardest being summit trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Aaron B
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent hiking trails with phenomenal views. Really fun , family friendly place to visit. There are several different hiking trails with the hardest being summit trail . Definitely family friendly but be careful with very young kids , there are definitely the potential of slips , trips , and falls . Overall great place !

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trails are very well organized and labelled as to level of difficulty. Some of the trails are quite a challenge but the views are stunning. The information about the geological formation is very good also. You could easily spend a few days here covering all the trails. Camping sites are primitive but worth the walk.

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Thank 548christyp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great park for hiking, but be prepared if you go on a weekend or holiday for crowds. The park fills quickly, we visited on a friday afternoon and arrived 45 min early to get our spot in line outside the park. Cars lined up along the road till they opened the gates, once inside you have to walk to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Park can get busy, but was quiet out of season. 7 bucks a bit annoying to pay, not used to that in the UK. Good place for a half day to stretch your legs though. Summit walk is easy and well worth the 360 view over hill country. check weather first as trail may be closed Plenty of photo ops.... More 

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Thank Julian D
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always have an amazing time climbing up the rock, it provides some really nice views once you're up there! There are a lot of different paths you can take around the park, so you will always see something new!

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Thank mariedwards4
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sad that my time here in Fredericksburg will end tomorrow and I wasn't able to get to visit Enchanted Rock... was told they are closed due to a hunt 😢 Enchanted Rock was one of the reasons I chose Fredericksburg to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking to get away from the city? This is the place to get to for hikes and climbs. Great views on top of the rock. There are also several hiking trails that are fairly easy to do. Great for the outdoors. Be sure to get there at opening time during holidays as the park has a set quota for visitors... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good scenic hike but the trails aren't clearly marked. We got lost for a bit which made me a bit nervous as there is definitely wildlife out there. Came across a tarantula, a couple lizards and saw lots of turkey vultures flying around. I wouldn't recommend doing the trails closer to sunset as who knows what else may be out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked up the rock with my family including school-age children. We went even though the flashing light outside Frederickburg indicated the parking lot was closed. When we got there, they were slowly letting new cars in, so we got out car in line and waited 45 min until we could get in. Sometimes this park is too popular for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great natural area with campsites, trails, bathrooms, and group sites available. Park staff does a great job of limiting the number of people in the park at a time - so as to not ruin the experience with crowds - HOWEVER, that means you have to arrive very early (or go on an off day) to guarantee entry. Also of... More 

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