Now that we're well into the summer season, the itch to go exploring is more present than ever. Finding the perfect way to scratch this recurring itch by exploring your state's natural wonders is the best part. There's one enchanting place in particular that has it all, and it's a must visit for not just this summer, but every season you spend in Texas. Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas is only an hour and a half drive from San Antonio, and it is well worth the trip.
Caves, bodies of water, and gorgeous scenery are almost always on the summer checklist of things to do and see. The paradise in Fredericksburg, Texas, known as Enchanted Rock has all three. Hearing about it is one thing, but seeing it is something else entirely. And the sights you'll see once you reach the top of Enchanted Rock are almost unbelievable!
From a total of three natural, massive rocks, there are several trails to explore, ranging from beginner to hard. Enchanted Rock itself is a classic rock formation that everyone has to climb up at least once. The hike isn't hard and once you're at the top, you'll feel both refreshed and amazed. The view is so incredible, you could sit up on the top and enjoy the sights for hours.
Enchanted Rock is open to the public daily from 8 AM to 10 PM, which means you can get started on the trail you choose as early or as late as you please. Though be aware, the park will close off when it reaches its capacity of visitors, so always make sure to call ahead and check their Twitter for any updates on closings before you drive out!
Once you arrive at the park, it's only $7 per person to enjoy the summer oasis with all of your friends or family. There's even a cave you can go spelunking in! Whatever you choose to do, you'll leave wanting to come back again and again.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Why you need to go: Enchanted Rock has everything your summer dreams are made of! You can make a true adventure of a day from start to finish.
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