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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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

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Great place to get back to Nature. Need to go early because they only allow a certain amount of people and cars at a time. After that you have to wait to get in. Hiking up the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Houston, Texas

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

Great place to get back to Nature. Need to go early because they only allow a certain amount of people and cars at a time. After that you have to wait to get in. Hiking up the Rock is not for everyone.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got their about 9:30am on a Sunday. Great weather for the hike. Moderate level of fitness required to climb. Great views along the way and lots of fun. Definitely recommend a visit while you are in Fredericksburg!

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South East Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get to the park early cause it fills up and they close it. It costed 7$ a person and there is many trails to take but most take the hardest which is to the top of the summit. It looks easy but this old 40 year old had to stop twice for air. What you see from the bottom is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an amazing place to hike with (or without:) a dog in TX. The views are stunning, the air is amazing and there are so many scenic views to take great photos!

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Dallas, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enchanted Rock was a fun climb, but nothing really special. We arrived at around 11:30 and were told that it was closed and would reopen at 2:00 p.m. I guess there is only parking for a certain number of guests and then they close it. We came back at 2::00 and were in a very slow moving line of cars... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately they don't have room for parking so they have to close the gate until people leave then allow more to enter the park. $7 per person

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its been a while since we visited and what a great day put we had. Super cool weather , and blue sky. Avoid the crowds and do the Loop Trail - great walk , scenery , atmosphere.

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North Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We climbed Enchanted rock in about 30 minutes, definitely takes your breath away. I was surprised at how many people took little kids (like under five) that would likely need to be carried for quite a bit of the way. Once we got to the top we did a 360 turn and became curious about the rock next door with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enchanted Rock is one of the most beautiful natural and preserved landmarks in the TX Hill Country! Be prepared to take a hike to grasp the full experience! The view from the bottom is nice, but at the Top; one can view the expansive view and just take a pause and appreciate...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking forward to returning to enjoy more of the stores, the antiques and the environment. Such a nice scenic drive from any direction.

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