It’s no surprise visitors return to Hill Country year after year for the best hiking in Fredericksburg. The infinite fields of green and broad spectrum of wildflowers are second to none. Inn on Barons Creek sits near some of the best nature areas you’ll ever see. While there are many things to do in Fredericksburg, we recommend hiking the following parks.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Visit Enchanted Rock to see the legendary pink dome and more! Your family will love rock climbing, hiking 11 miles of trails, and watching wildlife. Keep in mind, exploring Enchanted Rock requires an early wake-up call. All trails close at sunset except the Loop Trail. Our best advice is to plan ahead! Pack lunches for your whole family before leaving. There are picnic tables scattered throughout the park for guests to use. Visit Enchanted Rock any day of the week; they’re open year-round!
Cross Mountain Park
History buffs will particularly enjoy Cross Mountain Park. The stories say that before settlers arrived in Fredericksburg, the hill in Cross Mountain Park was used to look out for Indians. And while Fredericksburg was being established in 1847, a settler came across a timber cross on top of the hill. Today, visitors can walk the same trails as the colonists did. Don’t forget to pack a camera!
Old Tunnel State Park
You’d have to be batty missing Old Tunnel State Park! This must-see park is popular for hiking, bird-watching and viewing the bats emerge at night. Over 3-million Mexican free-tailed bats and 3,000 cave myotis bats call the abandoned railroad home. Guests can watch the bats emerge from the park’s viewing areas. Consider bringing binoculars for a closer look since you must stay on the designated trails and far away from the tunnel.
After a long day of hiking, head back to Inn on Barons Creek. Be sure to enjoy our heated pool and on-site spa before heading out for your next adventure. Book your stay at the Inn on Barons Creek by visiting our website or talking to our friendly staff at 830-990-9202.