This Place Rocks!

Entrance Sign
This is the entrance sign to the state park.
User: Lone_Star - 5/12/2013

Location: Enchanted Rock

Rating: 4point5stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 6.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 24 minutes


I have been wanting to visit Enchanted Rock for several years, so I was pleased to finally make it.  It lived up to all of my expectations.

Since I had done a lot of distance hiking earlier in the week, my goal at this state park was to do some elevation training, so I did not hike all of the loop trails around the park, focusing instead on ascending peaks.  I climbed Little Rock, Enchanted Rock (twice) and Turkey Peak.

This is a very scenic place.  I took so many photographs, I had to change the memory card on my camera.  If you appreciate geology, you will be amazed by this place.

The trails themselves are well marked and well maintained.  The map they provide you at the park entrance is very good.

At the top of Enchanted Rock, there is also a short cave you can explore.  It is essentially a route under and through some large boulders.  It has some tight spots where you have to squeeze through, but it's fun.

Visiting this place was well worth the long drive back to Houston.  I highly recommend this hiking destination.

Log Photos
Entrance Sign
Big Boulders
Moss Lake
Enchanted Rock
Interesting Rock Formations
Steep Slopes
Turkey Peak
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