Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Magical, Mystical, Enchanted:
Climb the ancient dome for amazing Hill Country views
The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. But there’s more at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area than just the dome. The scenery, rock formations and legends are magical, too!
Things to Do
Explore nearly 11 miles of hiking trails. Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map. All trails close 30 minutes after sunset, except the Loop Trail. The Summit Trail may close in wet weather.
Rock climbers must check in at park headquarters. You can pick up route maps there and read the climbing rules. Read through our Climbing Information before you come.
To protect the fragile pools on the dome, we no longer allow pets on the Summit Trail. You may bring pets on the Loop Trail and in the day-use area and campgrounds. Don't leave pets unattended, and keep them on a leash no longer than six feet at all times.
Our park store carries some gift items. Sweet Marleys offers food, drinks, frozen treats and more and are at the park on weekends and some weekdays. You can buy wood for campfires at the park. Please bring your own drinking water, as it is in short supply due to the ongoing drought.
Enchanted Rock needs your help! We will match your abilities to our many needs. You might guide a group to the summit, lead a tour of the loop trail, provide information to park visitors, or help maintain park facilities.
- To learn how you can help, visit our Volunteer page (search on the keyword "Enchanted").
- Join the Friends of Enchanted Rock.
Outfitters and Guide Services
The following guides lead rock climbing tours at Enchanted Rock:
- Austin Ascents, firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 350-8087
- Austin Rock Gym, Guide@austinrockgym.com or (512) 293-7293
- Outpost Wilderness Adventure, email@example.com or (512) 731-7596
- Rock-About Climbing Adventures, Adam@Rock-About.com or (512) 415-0804
- Texas Climbing Adventures, firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 590-2988
Enjoy a star party or a nature hike led by a park ranger, or contact the park for special tours for your group.
- Check our Events page for upcoming programs.
- Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack for the kids in your group!
Visit Fredericksburg for a taste of German culture in the Texas Hill Country. There you can shop, dine, visit museums and find outdoor activities. Stop by Llano, known as the “Deer Capital of Texas,” for museums, music and more.
President Lyndon B. Johnson was born near Johnson City. Learn about this colorful Texan at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Tour the Texas White House and Johnson’s boyhood home. The Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site and the Sauer-Beckmann living history farm are nearby.
Drive the Peach Loop, one of TPWD’s Great Texas Wildlife Trails. It will lead you to some of the best wildlife observation points in this area.