Enchanted Route Summit Trail

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Enchanted Route Summit Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Llano, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles
419 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

rock climbing

trail running




wild flowers



over grown


no dogs

As the Summit trail is just too short, this might be the right mix for more folks. It starts with the summit trail, goes to the Echo Canyon trail and as the Echo canyon trail and uses the loop trail to go back to the starting point.

2 days ago

We got there around 9am and there was a line to get in. We left by 10:30am and the parked was closed due to an influx of people. Get there early if you can! The park staff was rude and helpful. All was well once we got to the summit trail. Beautiful views and a great climb. We really enjoyed it! Dogs are NOT allowed on the summit trail but can be taken on the loop trail around the base.

2 months ago

It does feel like you're on another planet. Not many markings for the trail, but I don't think they're needed as you can just keep walking uphill.

2 months ago

Nice trail! Very steep at some places and features natural beauty!

3 months ago

Very unique formation. Be sure to walk around all sides of the upper area to take advantage of the different vistas and views of the park area.

3 months ago

gets your blood pumping but it's pretty short the top makes you think you are on another planet

4 months ago

been here 4 times in 2 years. It never gets old looking out over the land from the top. Exploring all the sides and the rest of the park is still on my list. I will be back!

4 months ago

A must do hike for Texans and visitors. Crazy geological structure! Get there early because they only allow a certain number of people a day.

6 months ago

Very crowded on a Sunday... parking will reach capacity. The hike is short and can be steep, but worth it for the views. Park is very well maintained; the park staff are doing a fantastic job!

6 months ago

Pretty easy walk. The views are worth it.

8 months ago

One of my favorite views in Texas.

8 months ago

Quick little hike with amazing views. You wont be disappointed.

10 months ago

Like every great hike, this ends with a great view.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

stayed at the campground for several days and hiked the Summit Trail many times. loved this trail, Echo Canyon and Turkey Pass. One picture posted here has a man standing in the grass in one of the vernal pools at the summit taking a picture of the pool. Please don't do that. That compacts what little dirt there is and damages/destroys the root system of the vegetation.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The view is amazing and unforgettable!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Get there early, it's crazy busy on weekends. Had to spend 2 insanely boring hours waiting in Fredericksburg! Great hike - avoid crowded main trails. (Smaller than it looks!). Cheers.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because you have to get thete really early on weekends (like 8 am) otherwise, the park closes, and the rangers turn you back inwith a pink slip to come back at 230 pm, without this puck slip, you cannot get in at 230, then thete is a 15 min wait until you pay the $7 entrance fee, the place is definitely worth it, get there on weekdays rather than weekends

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Short hike with a moderately steep incline.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Easy. Quick. Neat view.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Loved It!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great hike. Not too crowded and gorgeous views.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Unique trail! More of a summit and the moderate grade makes for great views of the Texas Hill country! Very scenic and many offshoot trail opportunities. Scaled up the recommended hike and scrambled down the back. Rock is sturdy and family friendly.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Very well used trail. Get there early. Park will be closed when crowded. Trails will become slippery and will be closed in event of rain. Beautiful views make the climb worthwhile. Allow some time to explore the summit and take in the view.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This trail was both fun and challenging. The views from the top of Enchanted Rock are rewarding. I recommend this trail.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

It was a fun challenge getting up there.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

I grew up about 10 miles from Enchanted Rock, and hiked to the summit long before it became a State Park. Back then, it was privately owned, and was not near as crowded.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

So cool!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Awesome view. Worth the straight up hike to the top. Take lots of water.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Unique experience. Can be slippery if wet and windy.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

It's not hard to find the trail, just go uphill until you hit the summit.
You should be in better shape to do that as it is 400 feet or so in half a mile. There is no shade on this trail so it can get hot in the summer.

We did the Echo Canyon trailer after this one, but you should be in good shape if you want to do both.

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