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Best trails in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas

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Explore the most popular trails in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, spans the border between Gillespie County and Llano County, south of the Llano River. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird, study nature, geocache and stargaze. Adult: $8 Daily Child 12 Years and Under: Free

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Map of trails in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas
Park information
Acreage:
1,644 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
830/685-3636
Top trails (4)
#1 - Enchanted Rock Summit Trail
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 48 m
You'll see 360° views of the park and the Texas Hill Country from the 1,823-ft. summit of Enchanted Rock. There can be a very high volume of visitors on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and school breaks. and they close when they reach capacity. You can purchase “Save the Day” passes up to 30 days before your visit with the state parks reservation system. Passes may only be available online during busy times. Show more
#2 - Enchanted Rock Loop Trail
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Dogs are not allowed on the rock dome itself, but only the trail loop.Show more
#3 - Turkey Pass Trail at Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Beautiful and challenging trail. Don't be afraid to get down on your hands and knees as you negotiate some of the boulders. Sunny and rocky trail. Not sure where the trail goes? Keep an eye out for the trail posts that orient you in the right direction. Not recommended for those with mobility problems- some fancy footwork and balancing involved. Show more
#4 - Moss Lake via Echo Canyon Trail
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
This trail starts partway up the trail to the Summit of Enchanted Rock. You will hike and climb down through rock falls and trees eventually ending up behind the Rock and hiking near the primitive camping areas. There are facilities along the way that hikers can use if Mother Nature calls. You will also pass by the lake which teems with life.Show more