Enchanted Rock State Natural Area features a massive pink granite dome called Enchanted Rock that rises above Central Texas. For thousands of years, people have traveled near and far to the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area for its breathtaking natural beauty. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in this enchanting area is by exploring the hiking trails. You can experience the distinctive beauty and charm of hiking Enchanted Rock by booking your stay at the Inn on Barons Creek.


Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a memorable family vacation, or a base to explore the wonders of the Texas Hill Country, the Inn on Barons Creek offers a picturesque and memorable experience. Our spa resort in Fredericksburg, TX, is a place where modern comforts and timeless beauty converge, creating a haven that lingers in your memory long after you’ve departed. 

Top 5 Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Hiking Trails

  1. Enchanted Rock Summit Trail: This is a moderately challenging Enchanted Rock hiking trail that spans 1.3 miles out and back. Exploring this popular trail takes most people around 49 minutes to complete. 
  2. Turkey Pass Trail and Enchanted Rock Summit Trail: This challenging Enchanted Rock hike spans 3.1 miles. Make sure to keep an eye out for trail posts and keep in mind the rocky parts of the trail make it difficult to balance. 
  3. Enchanted Rock Loop Trail: At 5.4 miles, this is one of the longest hiking trails in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. It is best to head on this trail during the morning since there isn’t a lot of shade. 
  4. Moss Lake via Echo Canyon Trail: This hiking trail begins part way up the Enchanted Rock Summit trail. Along your journey, you will pass by the lovely Moss Lake, where you can spot some vibrant local wildlife. 
  5. Enchanted Rock Short Loop: If you’re looking for an easier Enchanted Rock State Natural Area hiking trail, this loop is for you! It’s only 1.4 miles and usually takes people around 28 minutes to complete. This scenic and delightful journey will take you around the lovely Frog Pond. 

Enjoy the ultimate Enchanted Rock hike by booking your trip at the Inn on Barons Creek, one of the most charming hotels in Fredericksburg, TX!