Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg: Hours, Address, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
4.5
Mysterious Sites • Geologic Formations
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.
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Kyndra B
1 contribution
Enchanted rock closer.
Dec. 2021 • Couples
So the park last entry was at 12:30 today. We were 5 minutes late to get into the park and they wouldn't let us in. We drove 3 hours to get here. So it was a waste of time. I checked the website before coming.
Written 6 December 2021
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Dana K
5 contributions
Book reservation early
Nov. 2021
It's incredible to see something like this in Texas! All ages can visit as there are paths of all skill levels. Sunsets are amazing - just make sure you make your way back quickly - it gets dark fast!
Written 28 November 2021
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Malinda Boudreaux
Orange, TX7 contributions
Great hike!
Nov. 2021
Great hike, a little tougher than I thought it would be! Check in was very smooth, we had a reservation and arrived around 9:30 AM. Got a bit confused finding the summit trail, could use a few more signs, but we figured it out! We enjoyed this hike! It does get very steep, so be prepared. We are pretty fit and still needed to stop a couple of times going up. Great views at the top, we had the dome to ourselves! Passed quite a few people as we hiked back down, so looks like it's best to be early. There's a nice little food truck selling snacks and hot chocolate by the parking lot. Really great day, we enjoyed it!
Written 8 November 2021
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Melissa P
Temple, TX32 contributions
Pleasant and windy
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Came here this past Saturday morning to hike the summit trail to the top of enchanted rock. Check in was a breeze as we had made a reservation online. Went early at 8:30am. Parking is limited which made the afternoon very busy at the front gate. Summit trail is strenuous and challenging. Very windy at the top. Excellent views. We then hiked around the frog pond for a pleasant trail and it did not disappoint.
Written 24 October 2021
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HouTexGal
Houston, TX168 contributions
Incredible views!
Sep. 2021
Well worth a visit. Reservations are a must as are appropriate hiking or tennis shoes. Ground is very uneven and the hike up the dome is very steep at times. Thus, sandals, flip flops or water shoes are simply not going to hold up or prevent an accident. Getting to the summit provides incredible views and well worth the hike. Plan on 45 minutes up and 25 minutes coming down.

While there are a number of different trails, they all require some amount of physical dexterity, so anyone with physical or health conditions are advised to stay on the lower trails as medical resources are limited in the area. Best time to hike is early morning to limit possibility of heat exhaustion. Park opens at 6:30 am, but early morning reservations are gone really quickly.
Written 18 September 2021
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marianne b
Houston, TX18 contributions
A favoite park
Apr. 2021
This park is so amazing each time we see it. There are several hikes around the dome, then be sure to hike up the dome. The views are amazing. Be flexible with your plans. This park can fill quickly.
Written 16 September 2021
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slas86
Glenpool, OK576 contributions
Beautiful climb
Aug. 2021
Beautiful hike up the rock. It is a little strenuous but the views are worth the climb. We took a chance and went in the afternoon but the intermittent clouds and the breeze kept us comfortable. Also took another couple of hikes through canyons and was a good work out.
Written 7 August 2021
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George H
Fort Worth, TX48 contributions
Be prepared for Enchanted Rock
Jul. 2021 • Couples
This was a late add, and almost didn’t happen! The park requires reservations!!! Luckily they had a couple cancellations on a week day, but they assured us, we would have been turned away if it were the weekend.
Bathrooms out of service at entrance but work at campground and base of climb. No water was available, as the refill fountain was inop. The best part of the whole experience was Kona ice after a very hot hike. It wasn’t overly strenuous, but the heat was pretty tough! Beautiful views, fun family time, bring water, hat or shade device would have helped a lot! Good breeze in spots!
Written 30 July 2021
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Pamela M
Durant, OK5 contributions
The climb
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Climbed the Enchanted Rock. Strenuous climb but well worth the view. Best to go in the summer morning when the Rock is still cool

Written 22 July 2021
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thebrausenfamily
McKinney, TX7 contributions
Nice little hike up the rock
Jun. 2021
Didn't come completely prepared, as we didn't have hiking shoes or tennis shoes on. But, wasn't necessarily needed. It only took us 20 minutes to get to the top. Well worth the incline hike!! Picturesque!!
Written 7 July 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm