Enchanted Rock

Posted on May 25, 2011

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Happy Hump Day!

We welcome you to another stop along our Farewell to Texas tour.  As previously mentioned, we’ve been making the rounds to all of our favorite places in and around the San Antonio area before we move (in just over two weeks!).

We first discovered Enchanted Rock a few years ago after a co-worker of mine recommended it.  Since then, it’s been at the top of our list of things to do when out-of-state visitors are staying with us.  It’s a welcome departure from sprawling San Antonio and suburban life.  It’s also a vigorous hike to the top!

We made a pit stop midway up so Gus (and us) could get a drink of water.  Don’t forget to comment on this post for a chance to win a Popware for Pets collapsible travel cup!

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More Totally Rad Action fun…  Dirty Lovin (L), Sparta (R)

This was my first attempt at playing with the textured actions (Dirty Lovin), and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the texture.  It gives it a little extra something-something.

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Bitchin B&W (L), Oh, Snap (R):

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Hi!  We tried to get Gus to raise a paw and wave hello, but he refused. 😉

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Once we got to the top, we all sat down to enjoy the view.  In Gus’s case, he took the opportunity to plop down in his dad’s lap for a quick snooze. 🙂 

Oh, Snap (L), Super Fun Happy No Glow (R):

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It’s a looong way up and a looong way down!

Good thing Katie was there to save Gus.  The giant boulder almost fell on him! 😉

Mitch just couldn’t resist his chance at a silly photo…

Once we reached the bottom, we decided to explore a bit more on the Loop Trail.

Goodbye, Enchanted Rock!  Thanks for the memories!

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The Details:

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area:  16710 Ranch Rd 965  Fredericksburg, TX 78624  830.685.3636

$6 per day, per person (13 and older)

Our Review (+ = positive, – = negative):

+ Dog friendly
+ Heart-pumping cardio on Summit Trail
+ Beautiful views
+ Plenty of places to rest along the way
+ Clean restrooms available in the visitor center
+ Dog friendly shopping and dining available in nearby Fredericksburg

– Limited parking during peak hours (lot closes when full)
Very warm in the summer – visit in the morning!

Fun Facts:

  • Summit Trail climbs 425 and is approximately .6 miles.
  • Loop Trail is approximately four miles.
  • Campsites are available for reservation.

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