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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
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+1 830-685-3636
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Enormous pink rock dome that rises 325 feet above a small stream.

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Affordable family day trip for young kids

GET THERE EARLY!! We waited 30 minutes just to get in. Once we got in and found parking there is enough climbing and exploring to burn off the kids energy. My son is 4 years old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jay M
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Killeen, Texas, United States
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Killeen, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

GET THERE EARLY!! We waited 30 minutes just to get in. Once we got in and found parking there is enough climbing and exploring to burn off the kids energy. My son is 4 years old and he made it all the way up the Summit Trail with no problem. This is a beautiful park so take plenty of pictures.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing to see what nature is capable of by itself.. take a walk on the loop trail to see the natural setting of the Texas hill country or hit the summit trail first for a hike up to the best view in the hill country. Tip: come early before the office opens and have the top of enchanted rock to... More 

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Port Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the rock about 7:30 AM and only saw one other couple, so we literally had the place to ourselves. It was super windy at the top, so we didn't stay up there long, but we enjoyed the 360 degree views. We are a couple in our 60s, just in OK shape, and it wasn't a hard hike... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, the trip to Enchanted Rock should be at the top of your list! Great hiking trails, picnic areas, camping and, of course, the climb up the rock are among the things you will enjoy here! Be sure to dress comfortably and bring plenty... More 

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Dorchester, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove out to the rock from Fredericksburg and it was certainly a lovely drive despite very nearly hitting a deer that jumped out of the brush right in front of our car. We missed him by little more than a freckle! So keep that in mind as you drive this route. The rock itself is quite the deal but... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not a hike but a climb up a small part of a large underground rock called a batholith. There was hardly any flat area and we literally climbed all the way to the top. Of course we had a couple of rest stops, ok, maybe one or two more but the climb was so worth it. We had heard... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We climbed the rock in the morning- was not very busy, but as we left many were coming in. The climb was fun-just took our time and we were at the top in about 1/2 hour. Very windy at the top - hold on to your hats and children or they could blow away. Cost $5 per person to enter... More 

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Eastland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enchanted Rock is the perfect hike for a morning or afternoon adventure. There is a $7 per person fee to enter the park for all those aged 13 and up. There are clean restrooms, a playground, and lots of trails. We went straight up and down in about an hour but you could spend most of the day hiking. There's... More 

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Franklin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a spare day between assignments and I decided drive to Enchanted Rock from San Antonio. The ride was enjoyable but when I entered the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area I knew I made the right decision. Enchanted Rock is an enormous pink granite pluton batholith located in the Llano Uplift approximately 17 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on Friday at 10:00 AM. Parking lot was already full and closed. There are 200 parking spots, so get there early. They reopened the park at 1:00PM, but we went home. Saturday,went t 9:00 AM. We pull ed trailer, so we parked in the RV parking. Only about 10-15 spaces in RV, but we got in. We took a... More 

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