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Enchanted Rock, a huge, pink granite boulder that rises 425 feet above ground and covers 640 acres, is a favorite Central Texas destination. The short, steep trail to the top of the dome and the four-mile trail that winds around the granite formation offer spectacular views. Trails are moderate to slightly strenuous.

We will hike the four-mile loop trail, then climb to the top where we will enjoy the scenery and relax as we catch our breath. The final climb is about 425 feet over 0.6 miles, including many stairs followed by a wide flat slope toward the top of the dome.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock/

Join for lunch at Hondo's on Main in Fredericksburg after the hike.

WHAT to BRING: Water (1 quart per person) and snacks, binoculars, cameras, comfortable walking or hiking shoes, money for lunch.

HIKE LOCATION: 16710 Ranch Rd 965 (Fredericksburg 78624) The park is 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on RR-965. Take Hwy-290 through Fredericksburg, making a RIGHT on RR-965. (Or, from Llano, take State Highway 16 for 14 miles south and then go west on Ranch Road 965.)

CARPOOL LOCATION: Starbucks at the Y in Oakhill at 8:00 am 7015 W Hwy 290 (just across from the Y fork into Hwy 71), Austin, TX 78736 From MoPac, take 290 to the Hwy 71 split, then turn LEFT to loop around to the driveway.

CONTACT: Jenny,[masked], [masked]

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