NileGuide Expert Says:
The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is one of the state's most interesting sights. For those with a small amount of time, a hike is sufficient, but camping overnight and waking to the sight of that impressive pink dome is unforgettable and well worth the extra effort.
16710 Ranch Rd 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
A massive mound of pink granite protrudes nearly 430 feet from the earth roughly 90 miles southwest of Austin, beckoning to hikers and campers throughout central Texas. This 1,640-acre area near Fredericksburg, Texas, known as Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, holds one of the largest underground rock formations ever uncovered by erosion in the United States. Trails leading to the dome's top are plentiful and camping at the base is a popular activity year-round. In 1984, Enchanted Rock joined the ranks of protected sites with its addition to the National Register of Historic Places, as archaeologists dated human visitation to the Rock back at least 11,000 years. Other surrounding sites include the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center, Wildseed Farms and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park.