Enchanted Rock Loop Trail

MODERATE 161 reviews

Enchanted Rock Loop Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Enchanted Rock Loop is a 4.1 mile trail located near Fredericksburg, Texas. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Note: Dogs are not allowed on the rock itself - only the trail loop.

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hiking
1 month ago

Last weekend I took my 73 young mom on the summit hike then down to echo canyon to get out. Next day we did the loop around the rock. We took the trail counter clockwise. Cutting through the valley between Turkey Peak and Enchanted proved to be a rock scramble for short people and then again crossing between Enchanted and Little rocks was even more challenging, but it was beautiful and we enjoyed both days.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great day spent hours climbing rocks off the beaten path. Really nice trail, you'll have an awesome time if you ever off the trail and find your own way to the top. I took my puppy and he climbed and loved it! Try the slushies at the bottom of the summit definitely visiting again

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Rather than following the hordes up the rock, consider doing the base hike. Much quieter and more peaceful. Greater chance of seeing wildlife too.

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3 months ago

4 months ago

Very steep and awesome!

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Fantastic trail, great view as a reward!

hiking
4 months ago

Hot, humid, sunny, steep....but worth it! Bring lots of water and sunblock.

trail running
5 months ago

Killer run around the domes and various granite outcroppings! The climbing here is about the only public place you'll place cams (climbing) for hundreds of miles.

hiking
5 months ago

Did about 2/3 of the loop then cut in around the lake to head up a gulley of boulders and around to go to top of rock. The loop is easy, rocks get a lot more challenging. When we went in to the park they told us trail to top was closed because of rain (makes slippery rocks!) but most people were still going up, it had dried quite a bit by the time we got there. Beautiful scenery!

5 months ago

An excellent trail with diverse views and terrain. Not too heavily trafficked so plenty of wildlife. The shade and breeze make it a good option in the summer. Suitable for families.