Enchanted Rock Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily 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.

Length5.4 miElevation gain344 ftRoute typeLoop
CampingHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningDog friendlyRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeRockyScramble
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Note: Dogs are not allowed on the rock dome itself - only the trail loop.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock/map Phone: (830) 685-3636 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Reservations at: (830) 685-3636

The park is 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965, or from Llano, take State Highway 16 for 14 miles south and then go west on Ranch Road 965. Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N: 30 29' 45.45" Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W: 98 49' 11.53"

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Chris Conn
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Loved it!!!

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Chad Hammer
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The trails are fun and the wife loved the heart shaped  cactuses.

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Greg Smith
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Rachel Secore
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Lauren Arnold
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HikingGreat!

This was an easy hike. Not too much terrain change and not too much elevation change. The weather was great - 50s with sun. It wasn’t heavily trafficked and therefore was quiet and serene. There were a couple of beautiful streams and on the backside of Enchanted Rock you can watch rock climbers. There were two public outdoor restrooms along the trails. Lots of shade so if it were summer, you would have plenty of spots to stop and rest.

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Ken VandeWalle
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Brooke Boston
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Tingwei Chang
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Part of the trail was closed so we had to detour through the Turkey Pass trail, but it turned out to be fun between the mountains than the outer loop.

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Ken VandeWalle
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Jenny Bocko
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Wet and snowy and slick but still nice.

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Ryan Conway
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fun morning loop with some snow from yesterday

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Chris Sullivan
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Trail gets better as you go around. Great views of the enchanted rock from all sides. Slight detour that really made the hike even better. Too wet in the morning to go to the summit, so we skipped it this time.

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Daniel Perez
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Arnoldo Gomez
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Awesome hike cool morning. Did the loop trail clockwise and at 4 miles there is a detour to turkey pass trail. Part of loop trail is closed. Otherwise great trail which took us 2.5 hrs. 5.4 miles.

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Mary Hansell
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Fun hike to the top of Enchanted Rock and the longer trail around it was also fun. Hardly saw anyone/ then again it was 100 degrees. Bring lots of water.

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Sa'Misty Utley
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Sa'Misty Utley
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Felix Casey
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more of an easy trail than moderate in my opinion but still nice. detours to turkey pass trail which i didn’t mind because i wanted to do both anyway, but it’s a slightly more moderate trail so keep that in mind when you’re planning

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David Platt
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For such an interesting area, what a dull trail :( It's just a bunch of trees and prickly pear cacti on a flat and wide gravel path, with occasional mediocre views of the Enchanted Rock dome. The detour onto Turkey Pass was so much more interesting with varied terrain and excellent views, but this review is for the Loop and not Turkey Pass. In any case I'd highly recommend Turkey Pass over the Loop for these reasons. I also camped at the Walnut Springs area. There were fresh orange peels all over the campsite which I packed out (please don't train the animals to find food where people sleep), and it was noisy through midnight.

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Cheree LaBelle
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Nature tripsGreat!

The best hike we have done yet! It was perfect for our dogs!

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caleb goodaker-craig
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Nick Tremain
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Great views

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Anna Haynes
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Great trail & supposed to be easy. However, please be aware that there are currently 2 detours on the trail (if you are doing clockwise, it’s gonna be the last 1,5 miles). It’s significantly harder than the rest of the trail, involves moderate climbing and some tricky trails. We were with a dog and would have preferred to know of the degree of changes/detours in advance. There’s some elevation that you have to climb. Be prepared. Or call the park in advance to see whether the detour is still in place. Also, reservations required to enter the park (you definitely need a printed copy of the reservation, so can’t just book on your mobile)

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David Ferrier
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I went counter clockwise and the Loop trail had two detours. For this part of Texas, this park is a very beautiful area. In the evening watch for snakes on the trail as the days get cooler

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Danny Sung
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Trevor Huffman
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Jalisa Sims
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Dave Almazan
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Nikki Lesch
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map might not be 100% accurate

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Thomas Hartnett
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