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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail

Llano, TX

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail is a 4 mile trail located near Llano, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

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Summit Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

It's not hard to find the trail, just go uphill until you hit the summit.
You should be in better shape to do that as it is 400 feet or so in half a mile. There is no shade on this trail so it can get hot in the summer.

We did the Echo Canyon trailer after this one, but you should be in good shape if you want to do both.

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Echo Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

We did that trailer after going to the summit first.
The trail is nice, but the markings are quite bad.

I would recommend good shoes as you should always wear and plenty of water.

It is probably a medium hike while I personal felt that it was quite easy.

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Climbing the Enchanted Rock is an excellent way to spend half a day enjoying a sunny day with a challenging walk up the steep slope of the great granite mountain. Paid admission to the park will start you at the bottom of a rocky path which takes you up the face of Enchanted Rock. Pack sunscreen and water as there's no shade on the side of the mountain, however beautiful views from the summit are worth the family friendly climb which can be completed in under an hour. Tidal pools atop the mountain offer a great glimpse into a remote ecosystem, a scientific discovery which will keep kids interested in staying for photo opportunities before making the steady descent. Beware straying from the trail, however, as steep slopes and slippery rocks can present unnecessary risks, turning a day of casual hiking into an afternoon of precarious rock climbing in short time. Lack of signage along the path reduces the overall score by one star, but overall Enchanted Rock is a great hiking trail I'd recommend to anybody seeking a fun day outdoors.

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took my 6 & 7 year old, boy/girl today, man, when you get off the normal route, we had a blast climbing up those boulders - it was awesome, and scary.. They did great and really had to rely on me and one another to be helped up and over a few passes but, overall, an awesome experience.. We ended up climbing the summit to finish and then climbed down the popular path... Super fun day! Would go back for sure. I will say the conditions today were perfect, overcast, 55/60... I wouldn't even attempt in summer or full sun, I bet the rock becomes a furnace. We climbed from 11-2:30, perfect:)

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail
by Mason Gatti

6 Completed 1 Reviews

Great place to get out and go off the beaten path to explore a little. The trails are easy to follow if your into that. The Summit trail got really crowded around noon but wasn't too bad earlier. Overall I would recommend this trail to anyone. I'll definitely be going back in the future.

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Enchanted Rock: Llano to Fredericksburg
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice drive. Arriving at Enchanted Rock is surely the highlight! We used the same route to return to Llano after hiking Enchanted Rock for some delish BBQ - definitely another bonus!

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail
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13 Completed 3 Reviews

easy hike to the summit a bit of a climb, stunning view, took a trip one night for a meteor shower, great view.

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I adore Enchanted Rock! The Summit Trail boasts some incredible views but the best one is at the end of the cave! The cave takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and you'll need a headlamp or flashlight. I suggest not bringing a backpack through the cave if at all possible as there are places where you have to crawl on your belly to get through!

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Turkey Pass Trail at Enchanted Rock
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Llano River Loop - Schneider's Crossing to Castell
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Be sure to check out this crossing bridge. There is waist deep water usually at the bridge and it makes for a great swimming hole or float!

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