Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg
Enchanted Rock is a huge pink granite boulder and carries a legend fitting for Valentines Day! One summer evening an Indian tribe living near Enchanted Rock was attacked, and a young girl escaped. She watched from the rock as her family and young love was murdered, and in despair threw herself from the rock. On warm summer nights, they say you can still hear her moans from the summit of Enchanted Rock!
1. Know Before You Go
Enchanted Rock stays busy all year, but I enjoy Fall through Spring, especially January and February as the best times to climb. The rock gets HOT!
The park closes when it reaches the daily maximum, until some of the visitors have left. Arrive EARLY!!!!
Wear closed toed shoes and long pants are suggested.
Take plenty of water!
As of 2016, dogs are not allowed on the Summit Trail.
There are numerous hiking trails, including the one that takes you to the summit.
The park offers camping areas.
You can climb and repel, and there are services which will instruct you. Check out the TExas Parks and Wildlife website for more information.
Things To Do in Fredericksburg
Wildseed Farms is the largest Wildflower Center in the country, and a bloom in wildflowers every year! Enjoy walking trails, gift shop, winery and tasting room and much, much more! Click HERE to visit their website.
There are SO many great restaurants in Fredericksburg that it’s really hard to choose, and the best all seem to be in terrific locations in old homes! However, Altdorf Biergarten is a really good German restaurant with a big Biergarten patio, that you just can’t beat on a starlit evening!
Fredericksburg has great B&Bs, but they aren’t always family friendly! Visit Gastehaus Schmidt to find places that welcome kids in one of a kind locations! Click HERE to visit their website.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg
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