Enchanted Rock State Park

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Enchanted Rock State Park
Description:Enchanted Rock State Natural Area consists of 1643.5 acres on Big Sandy Creek, north of Fredericksburg. The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Visitors can enjoy primitive backpacking, camping, hiking, technical and rock climbing, picnicking, geological study, bird watching, and star gazing (minimal light pollution).
A D D R E S S
Address 1:16710 Ranch Road 965
Address 2:
City:Fredericksburg
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:78624
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open seven days a week year-round.
Admission:$6 per day per person 13 and older, staying for day use only, Children 12 and under free.
Telephone:(830) 685-3636
Website:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock/
R E V I E W S
LK, Co-op Member
Let me start by saying that we are a hiking family, and LOVE nature. We took our 8 and 10 year old to the top of the biggest rock at Enchanted Rock for the first time recently. It was an amazing experience for us - huge boulders, looking at the various ways the granite is affected by nature's elements, optical illusions as you think you're close to the top and you're not... the list goes on. There are tons of hiking trails and areas in this park. It was too much for us to do in one July day, so we plan to go back and search out the cave and do the full loop around the base of the rock formations.
The base trails were well marked and mostly cut as specific trails - this would be an easier version, if you don't want to climb.
Beware, during 'nice weather' I hear the park gets full on the weekends, so that no more cars can enter.
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