Enchanted Rock


brochure Enchanted Rock - Trails

Trails Map of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trails Map 1.30 POINTS OF INTEREST Flag Pole (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 00 16 1400 ' 0. 31 Enchanted Rock Echo Canyon Trail (0.67 mi.) 3 1825' ' 00 4 15 ' 00 2 0. 1600' 1482' 0. 71 1400' ' 00 15 1.0 Park Entrance SCENIC OVERLOOK 30° 30.303" N 098° 49.963" W Relax and enjoy a quiet, beautiful Hill Country sunset and views of the surrounding Texas landscape. Painted Buntings ' 00 15 0 1500 Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. ' 0.5 1488' ' © 2018 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4507-119Q (7/18) 15 00 TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or ' by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, 5please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. 00 1 ' 00 15 to Fredricksburg 2,000 1,000 0 In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. 1500' 8 1400' 0' 140 ' 1414' No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. ECHO CANYON 30° 30.321" N 098° 49.139" W Stop in this beautiful area for some shade under the oaks and a picnic in the boulders. ' 15 0.21 4 0.2 00 All trails are multi-use unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals 20 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. 7 1500' 0.08 ' MOSS LAKE 30° 30.566" N 098° 49.559" W Enjoy awe-inspiring views of Enchanted Rock and Little Rock. 1411' Connecting Trail (0.16 mi.) 1 ' Sa 0.11 42 0. 1500' 16 nd 2 0. 00 15 375' y C re 1700' PETS ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUNDS, PICNIC AREAS AND LOOP TRAIL ONLY 00 6 00 1700' 3 0.1 Loop Trail (4.25 mi.) BUZZARD‘S ROOST 30° 30.486" N 098°48.520" W Crossing Sandy Creek from the south, you’ll see the massive exfoliation sheet on Buzzard's Roost. 14 ' 00 16 0. ' 1600' 5 Frog Pond 14 ' 1600 Interpretive Loop (0.50 mi.) 00 TURKEY PEAK 30°30.180"N 098°48.881" W Check out the jagged rocks of Turkey Peak! 23 0. Frontside Trail (0.34 mi.) 400' 16 4 ' 16 00 2 160 ek 0' 8 0.3 Little Rock ENCHANTED ROCK SUMMIT 30° 30.386" N 098° 49.129" W You'll see 360° views of the park and the Texas Hill Country from the 1823 ft. summit of Enchanted Rock. 58 0. ' 00 16 ' Scenic View Trail (0.09 mi.) Turkey Peak Summit Trail (0.67 mi.) 17 09 0. 8 0.1 3 1383' 965 40 0. Group Campsite 1600' 1500' 0. 57 00 8 Interpretive Trail Connecting Trail (0.55 mi.) ' Scenic Overlook 7 1 0.4 ' LITTLE ROCK 30° 29.963" N 098° 49.273" W Check out the giant boulders and other exfoliation features of Little Rock. 15 00 ' 16 Turkey Pass Trail (0.71 mi.) 1800' Playground 2 00 Compost Toilet INTERPRETIVE LOOP 30° 29.108" N 098° 49.129" W This easy 1/2-mile stroll highlights the flora and fauna at the 7 natural area. Get a brochure at the trailhead to learn more! Freshman Mountain 0.1 7 6 0.3 Walnut Springs Primitive Camping Area Buzzard’s Roost Trail (0.71 mi.) 1 14 Dog Allowed 06 0. Moss Lake Primitive Camping 3 0.3 6 Day Use Area 0.16 5 0 0.3 0.06 ut aln W Parking r Sp Buzzard’s Roost Primitive Camping Area Buzzard's Roost Moss Lake Trail (0.55 mi.) ' ing Showers 7 0.7 00 ek e Cr 0.12 Restroom Base Trail (0.88 mi.) 15 2 0.2 Headquarters 1500' Moss Lake Primitive Camping Area 0.58 Walnut Springs Trail (0.77 mi.) LEGEND Group Pavilion 1500' 1463' 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 www.texasstateparks.org 1400' 1400' 3,000 4,000 Feet 1 Mile Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Scenic views, geological wonders, and stunning beauty await. TRAIL DIST TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION INTERPRETIVE LOOP .5 mi. 45 min. Easy This short trail provides an up-close look at many special plants and animals plants and animals that live near the base of Little Rock. LOOP TRAIL 4.49 mi. 2.5 hrs. ModerateDifficult Take plenty of water with you on this trek around the perimeter of the park. The granite pathway pathway takes you to to incredible views of the natural area. TURKEY PASS TRAIL .71 mi. 45 min. Moderate This shortcut gives you great views of Enchanted Rock on one side, with Turkey Peak and Freshman Mountain on the other. BASE TRAIL .88 mi. 30 min. Moderate From the intersection of Turkey Pass Trail or Echo Canyon Trail, take this trail around the back side of the Rock for a different perspective. ECHO CANYON TRAIL .67 mi. 45 min. ModerateChallenging From the Loop Trail via Moss Lake Trail, hike around Moss Lake and into the saddle between Little Rock and Enchanted Rock. Stop and rest in the shade of massive boulders. SUMMIT TRAIL .67 mi. 45 min. Challenging  he trail marches to the top of the park’s namesake. Look for rare T vernal pools at the top. They’re home to the delicate fairy shrimp and rock quillwort, so please don’t disturb these fragile habitats! PREPARE FOR SUN AND HEAT. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/ hiking shoes. SCENIC VIEW TRAIL .09 mi. 45 min. Moderate This short hike starting from the south end of the Loop Trail will bring you to this scenic view of the surrounding Hill Country landscape. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. FRONTSIDE TRAIL .34 mi. 20 min. Easy From the base of Enchanted Rock, intersect with this trail through shaded oak trees and connect to Turkey Pass. The exciting trails in the park offer more than just a trip to the summit. Hike the trails of this natural wonder to find a quiet spot, take a deep breath, and open your senses to all that Enchanted Rock has to offer. STAYING SAFE TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them. TRAIL ETIQUETTE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace, including dog waste bags! KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Watch out for uneven terrain, and don’t venture into areas beyond your ability. Don’t Pocket The Past. Help preserve Texas’ heritage. Leave artifacts where you find them and report their location to a ranger. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. Keep pets on leashes or their safety, and to protect wildlife. Campfires are permitted only in designated rings and not in the primitive camping area due to potential for ground scarring and wildfires. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. For information on Texas State Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Vernal pools are off limits to people and pets. Please help us protect life in these fragile ecosystems on Enchanted Rock. Sign up today for free email updates: texasstateparks.org/email /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.

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