Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg

4.6
#1 of 7 in Parks in Fredericksburg
Must see · Geologic Formation · Mysterious Site
Famous for its gigantic namesake rock formation, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area spans more than 647 hectares (1,600 acres) of desert. The pink granite dome rises nearly 130 m (425 ft) and covers 260 hectares (640 acres). According to archaeological evidence, human habitation in the area goes back more than 10,000 years. Explore the park's network of trails and admire the wealth of plant and animal species. An ascent of the dome will reward you with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Tribal legends and colonial history indicate the formation holds mystical powers--hence its name. If you're feeling adventurous, spend the day rock climbing, but check in at the headquarters first for route maps and climbing rules. Plan to visit Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fredericksburg attractions using our Fredericksburg journey planner.
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  • My wife and I came to hike the summit trail. Enchanted Rock is beautifully tucked in the Texas hill country, and the park rangers were very helpful and informative. We needed to make reservations...  more »
  • Loved the view. Hill was somewhat steep to hike but once you're at the top the view was worth the hike. Definitely would come again.  more »

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