Thursday, April 2, 2015

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area–The Loop Hike

Our last excursion while staying in Fredericksburg was to a place we really feel is a must see, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. We have both hiked this park a multitude of times but this trip we took a hike neither of us had done before called the loop hike. The hike is a bit more than four miles long and there is an option to take a cutoff which makes it about 3.5 miles in length.   We elected to take the cutoff as it would take us closer to the granitic domes. We enjoyed the diversity of hiking through the green, grassy lowland enjoying the cactus and wildflowers,  tiptoeing across creeks and then climbing uphill for a little boulder hopping. It was the perfect trip for our last day in Fredericksburg and with it being a Monday we didn't have to worry about not being able to enter the park due to overcapacity.  I think since we have blogged about Enchanted Rock before (read about that here), this time we will just let the photos speak for themselves…

 

(We are currently in Blanco State Park in Blanco, Texas but leave this morning for Canyon Lake)

9 comments:

  1. We WILL do this some day (maybe this year). Timing has been the enemy in the past (crowded weekends, park closure due to ecological studies, lack of time). Nice pictures.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful park. We will have to remember this one whenever we are in that area and we will have to remember to do it on a week day. I love those boulders!

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  3. Any hike with cool rocks is for me:) Looks like a fun hike with some beautiful bluebonnets.

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  4. Toilet issue over? That park is just gorgeous

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  5. Wish we were there this time of year instead of November. The bluebonnets bring so much beauty to the hike.

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  6. We hiked it today! Loved all the flowers and green!

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  7. I love the loop hike. We did the 4.5 mile hike, so missed getting up close and personal to the granite (except for the fact that we climbed the rock). The view from the top of the rock is excellent! You sure hit the bluebonnets at a good time.

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  8. Another nice area to hike, then now to enjoy Canyon Lake another wonderful area.

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  9. Perfect time of year- that red rock and the bluebonnets-beautiful!

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