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First Day Scenic Overlook Hike

10:30a to 12:00p
Sun, January 01, 2023
Kristy Errington
(830) 685-3636, x800

Ring in the New Year with a hike to the Scenic Overlook (pet friendly) with our volunteers from Friends of Enchanted Rock.

State Parks Centennial logoWe'll be hiking into the New Year on a hike along the Loop Trail out to the Scenic Overlook.

Meet at the beginning of the Loop Trail (green gate between campsites 18 & 19 in the main camping area).

Time:  About 1.5 hours.
Distance:  2 miles round trip.
Elevation gain:  230 feet over entire distance.


  • Sturdy walking or hiking shoes
  • Plenty of water 
  • Dress for the weather
  • Sunscreen

IMPORTANTReservations are required to enter Enchanted Rock on weekends, holidays and/or during school breaks. You can check day pass availability and make reservations online at 

Entrance fees: $8/adult; children 12 and under are free; no additional fees for this event. Entry is free with an active Texas State Parks Pass. No registration or additional fee required for this event. All are welcome!

All programs are weather dependent -- if it rains, the Summit Trail, rock domes & upper trails are closed.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas State Parks this year.