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First Day Hike - Midnight Summit Hike

10:30p Sun, December 31, 2023 to 1:00a Mon, January 01, 2024
Addison Preston
(830) 685-3636, x800

Ring in the new year from the highest point in our park: the summit of Enchanted Rock. This is a guided hike with park rangers and volunteers.

Join park rangers and volunteers on a guided hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock. Once at the top, we will count down to midnight and ring in 2024 from the top of the rock! Once finished, all visitors must hike down with the guides. 

Note: All elevated trails are closed 30 minutes after sunset unless you are with a park ranger or volunteer. All hikers must be off the elevated trails after this event.

Meet: At the Gazebo at 10:30 PM. You can arrive later and hike up on your own, but all hikers must come down with park staff.

Bring: Water, comfortable hiking shoes/boots, headlamp or flashlight, hiking stick (optional). Dress for the weather and in layers - you will warm up while hiking but it is typically windy on the summit.

What to Expect: We will start hiking no later than 10:45 PM. You can arrive earlier/later and hike on your own ahead of/behind the group. This is a challenging 1.6-mile hike with steep inclines and no lighting. All hikers must come down with the park rangers. We will be back at the Gazebo by 1 AM.

Note: Dogs are not allowed on this hike or any of our elevated trails.

This event is free with the purchase of a day pass or an overnight Camping reservation. Reservations can be made online at TexasStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com. Entry fees are $8 per adult ages 13+, children 12 and younger are free.

This event is weather dependent and subject to cancellation. Updates will be posted on this page and on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.