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Summit Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (19)

A classic hill country climb up a large granite mound.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

65%

Runnable

1,805' 550 m

High

1,402' 427 m

Low

404' 123 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

A fairly straight-forward trail up the rock. It has moderately steep sections, but is a fairly short run. There is no shade on this trail at all, and it can be very hot in the summer. It can also be very windy. There are great views of the surrounding hill country from the peak.

The trail is mostly solid granite with some crushed, loose granite at the start of the trail. A wet weather creek crosses the trail at the start. Once you start climbing the rock, the trail is not clearly marked, just simply continue running up the peak, and it is impossible to lose your way.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of cacti along the way. Several vernal pools at the summit that usually have grass or cactus growing in them. There is definitely poison ivy in the SNA, but I have not seen any along the main summit route.

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Shared By:

Jeremy Ruckel

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  4.5 from 19 votes

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Photos

Sloping flanks of Enchanted Rock
Jul 25, 2016 near Frederi…, TX
Sunset on top of NW Enchanted Rock
Nov 22, 2017 near Frederi…, TX
Sunset on the Summit Trail
Nov 22, 2017 near Frederi…, TX
Hiking up the Summit Trail offers fantastic views of Enchanted Rock.
Jan 20, 2017 near Frederi…, TX
Enchanted Rock.
Jul 22, 2016 near Frederi…, TX
A view from the summit
May 28, 2019 near Frederi…, TX

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