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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

  • Explore 11 miles of trails, including the iconic Summit Trail.
  • This 425-foot pink granite batholith has given rise to myths and legends over the years.
  • The whole family will have fun at this magical place in the Texas Hill Country!
  • Climbing Enchanted Rock is almost a rite of passage for Texans.
  • Attend a star party or camp under the stars at this International Dark Sky Park!
  • Climb granite domes and boulders (check in at headquarters first).
  • Enjoy the rugged and beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.

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

You can hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird, study nature, geocache and stargaze.  (You cannot swim here or ride bikes on the trails.)


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 Climbing

Rock climbers must check in at park headquarters and sign the climbing release form. You can pick up route maps there and read the climbing rules. Read through our Climbing Information before you come.


To protect this Natural Area, pets are only allowed in the designated day-use picnic areas, the campgrounds, and on the Loop Trail (pets are not allowed on any other trail). Don't leave pets unattended, including in vehicles and at campsites, and keep them on a leash no longer than six feet at all times.


Our park store carries some gift items. 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.

Get involved

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. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

Join or donate to the Friends of Enchanted Rock.

Outfitters and guide services

The following guides lead rock climbing tours at Enchanted Rock:

Ranger Programs

Enjoy a star party or a nature hike led by a park ranger, or contact the park for special tours for your group.

Area Attractions

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.

16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Latitude: 30.496033

Longitude: -98.819952

(830) 685-3636

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $8 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily:

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Check for scheduled park closures.  

Gate open daily:

6:30 a.m.  - 8 p.m. 

If you have a camping reservation and will arrive late, you must contact the park before 5 p.m. to get the gate code.   

To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.


Check the reservation date before purchasing your permit. We will not be able to honor passes with the wrong date during busy times.


All trails are open from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset. The Loop Trail is open for hiking until 10 p.m. The Summit Trail and elevated areas of the park may close during wet or inclement weather.

Busy Season

September through May.


January average low: 36 degrees. July average high: 95 degrees. Average annual rainfall: 28.7 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1825 feet

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