Enchanted Route Summit Trail

MODERATE 118 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

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.

rock climbing
7 hours ago

We do this hike annually...love it and just when you think you can't go any further there's always more to explore!

hiking
15 days ago

Views at the top were amazing!! We saw a poisonous coral snake cross our path on the trail leading up so keep your eyes opened.

hiking
1 month ago

Always a fun climb up this unusual rock. Even fun for small kids. Just keep a hand-hold on them.

hiking
1 month ago

Good first hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty cool hike to see a great view.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an extremely cool place this specific trail was not long and we did parts of other adjoining trails $7 per person to use this park if nearby it’s well worth the trip

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike with my 1 1/2 year old boy Creek on my shoulders. We stopped several times to rest. My wife and other boys hiked with us. Once at the top, the hill country views are awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

A nice big rock that you can climb or hike to the top with little to no trail guidance.

hiking
2 months ago

The best thing to see in Texas Hill Country. We easily hiked to the summit in half an hour and the view at the top is beautiful. And it's 1 billion years old!!! must see

3 months 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.

hiking
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 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.

6 months ago

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

7 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!

hiking
7 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.

hiking
9 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!

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty easy walk. The views are worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

One of my favorite views in Texas.

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

hiking
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

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Short hike with a moderately steep incline.

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Easy. Quick. Neat view.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Loved It!!!

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