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We started this hike with a climb to the summit on the summit trail. Once we reached the top, we explored the opposite side of the rock and some of the rocks along the edge, eventually following the contour of the rock until we found a spot where we could safely make it down to the trail below.

Once we were on the trail we picked our way through the stones along a rough section of the trail until we arrived at the climbing area. From here we caught the base trail along the north side of Enchanted Rock until we hit the junction with The Turkey Pass trail We turned right and headed south with about 200 feet of additional elevation gain. This saddle between two higher points makes the perfect spot to cross back over to the south side of the rock. Once on the other side we went around Frog pond and caught the mail loop trail back to the car. Thankfully this last section had a little shade for as we finished out the hite;

Overall the majority of this hike is pretty easy with just a few locations with some elevation gain.

This relatively short trail takes you to the top of the large pink granite dome located at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The trail starts at the parking lot at the bottom of the rock. After just a few hundred yards on a marked trail, you begin to climb the rock really quickly. There is kind of a designated route, but you are pretty much free hiking on the rock to the summit. From the summit, you can get a great 350-degree view of the surrounding park.

The temperature outside when we started the hike was 80 degrees with clear skies and lots of sunshine I am not a big fan of the heat, but the rock seemed to reflect the heat right up and made for a hot hike even though it was cooler than it had been for a while. I would worry about hiking this in the real heat of summer. Be sure to take somewhat with you, it is important to stay hydrated. I was also thankful to be here on a weekday while school was in session, the crowds were small but there were others still enjoying the hike.

great 360 views from the top. if the rocks are dry it's a easy climb. my 75 yr old mother made it with a little help on the steepest parts. the wet parts of the rock were very slippery. so plan accordingly

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1 month 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!

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.

We got lost multiple times on this trail because the markings are not easy to find. We never found the end of this trail but we still had fun getting lost in the beautiful State Park.

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

Good first hike!

Pretty cool hike to see a great view.

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

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!

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

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

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.

I took my daughter and niece (11 and 7yrs) up Turkey Peak and then took Base to Loop back to parking. I liked the Turkey Peak summit better than Enchanted Rock summit because it is very lightly trafficked and I prefer differed terrain. Enchanted summit is one thing only, walk up a big rock; no trees to grip on while you maneuver over rocks and boulders etc.. Turkey peak is more my style. Good shoes, water and a small snack is all you need to complete this but be ready to put your hands on the ground because it's no easy walk! This is a beautiful area.

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.

Not very well marked, but decent views for the effort

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

Small parts of this trail could be the most difficult within the park for some to get through as your going over and around rocks, small boulders, and flat slabs. For most, this will be no problem as it is easy scrambling. We went during the first part of November and a section of this trail was colorful. We did this trail as part of a loop around Enchanted Rock also using Base Trail and Turkey Pass Trail.

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

Combining Enchanted Rock with Echo Canyon, Base Trail, and Turkey Pass loop makes for a very nice morning hike with interesting views. While this hike is generally easy, there are slightly moderate areas where a little rock scrambling is required. If one has time, going up Little Rock, Freshman Mountain, and Turkey Peak using social trails or your own path can be interesting.

Pretty easy walk. The views are worth it.

Loved it!

11 months ago

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