SN: 117159 - 2021 / Y1113

what is the event

Enchanted Rock

Year Round Walk

where is the event

Fredericksburg, Texas

The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Ranger Station

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Fri, Jan 1st, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021

Start box available: 8:30am to dusk. Check office closing times.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.

Long description

Entry fee $7 per person unless you have Texas State Park Pass. Arrive early, park opens at 8:30 and can be very busy. Reservations may be needed during the busy periods -- check their website. Check website for limited seasonal "hunting only" or maintenance days. Enchanted Rock was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1970 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

conditions for the event

Distance: 12km/10km/7km/5km, Rating: 3C

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: NO

Wheelchairs: NO

Comments

Check http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock/ for park/office hours and parking availability. The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, which rises 425 feet above ground, 1,825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. This event involves hiking on unpaved, granite gravel and rocky terrain. The trail becomes more difficult going between the rocky domes but most of it is on a good hiking path with some steeper areas. Hiking up Enchanted Rock itself is NOT required on either of the routes, but may be added to either for extra 2km credit and a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. Hiking boots and walking sticks are very important because of the terrain and are required to hike the dome, which may also be slick following rain. Pets are NOT allowed on optional summit.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

16710 Ranch Rd-965, Fredercksburg TX 78624. From IH-10 at Exit 477, turn east on US-290; at Exit 523, turn north on US-87. In Fredericksburg, go N from Main St. on Milam (RR 965) 18 miles to park entrance gate on the LEFT side. Walk Box inside Ranger Station.

event sponsor

Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg

Event website: www.walktx.org/AVA1

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.