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Moonlight Summit Hike at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

  • Presented By: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  • Dates: March 22, 2024
  • Location: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  • Address: 16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  • Phone: (830) 685-3636
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: This event is free with the purchase of a Day Pass or an overnight Camping reservation. Reservations can be made online at Entry fees are $8 per adult ages 13+, children 12 and younger are free. For severe weather, this event will be cancelled.


Registration is required. Spaces are limited. Join us for a Ranger-led tour to experience the Summit Trail by moonlight.  Join a Park Ranger on a guided hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock by moonlight. Learn about the nocturnal animals that call this place home and how we're protecting our night skies. Once at the top, we'll rest to look at the stars and take in the other-worldly views.  This hike covers 1.4 miles and is very challenging. It will last approximately 2 hours including rests. Pets are not allowed on this hike.

Meet: At the Gazebo. We will start at 7:30 pm sharp. Our entry gate closes at 8 PM, so please arrive early to ensure access. 

Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes, flashlight or headlamp (preferably with red light option), water, optional hiking stick.

How to Register: Registration will open on Friday, March 1st. A link will be posted here at that time. Registration will close at 5:00 PM (CDT) on Thursday, March 21st.

Do not email a registration request. Emailed requests will not be honored. 

Registrants must purchase a day pass or have overnight reservations to attend this hike. Day passes can be purchased online via Reserve America or in person (self pay only after 4:30pm).

Note: This hike will be limited to 40 attendees maximum on a first-come, first-served basis. No large group reservations accepted for this hike. If you don't secure a spot, I cannot guarantee attendance even with cancellations due to the last-minute nature.

 For severe weather, this event will be cancelled. Stay up to date via our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts.