Enchanted Rock Hiking & Camping Trip

Whether you are a born Texan or traveller just passing through, Enchanted Rock is a right of passage for anyone looking to get the true Texas experience. This camp and hike adventure will be sure to leave you with memories of stunning hill country views and pink granite vistas.


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Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival & Camping

Arrive around 5-6:00pm at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area entrance. You will be greeted by a Backwoods guide and led to the campsite. Your campsite will be already built by our staff and ready to move in.

Dinner will be served around 6:30pm.

A campfire will be built for s'mores and stories (assuming a burn ban is not in effect). Then it is off to bed to get a good night’s sleep for the next day of adventure.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Hiking the Enchanted Rock Domes

Breakfast will be served at 7:30am (eggs, bacon, and pancakes).

After a hearty meal and some time to collect our gear for the day, we will set off on our big day hike to tour Freshman Mountain, Buzzards Roost, Little Rock, and finally the summit of Enchanted Rock around noon.

Having packed a lunch before leaving, we will eat on-trail in the shade of the giant oaks along the backside of the main dome. With luck, we will see rock climbers making their way up the vertical, pink granite walls.

After our meal, we will hike the rest of the way around the main dome, then head back to camp walking through the valley between the main dome and freshman mountain.

We will shoot for dinner at 6:30pm where we will be serving up a Texas staple, BBQ!

After dinner, there will be an optional hike up to the top of buzzards roost. There is great boulder exploration on this smaller rock including a few hidden caves.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Early Hike & Departure

The last day of our trip will start with an early hike for those of us who are up for it. Starting at 5:45am we will head out to summit the dome one last time for a beautiful sunrise.

Breakfast will be served around 7:30 - 7:45.

After breakfast everyone will be free to explore on their own, or pack it up to head back to civilization.

Meals Included: Breakfast



Trip Details


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area


3 Days

Fitness Level


As a unique topographical feature, Enchanted Rock attracts visitors from all walks of life. In this trip you will see all 5 domes that make up the state park, explore hidden crevasse and rare rock formations, and eat some delicious southern, home-cooked meals along the way. This trip would be great for any family, group of friends, or adventure seekers wanting a fun, hill country experience away from the crowds.

What's Included
  • Dinner on day 1. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on day 2. Breakfast on day 3
  • Camping equipment - Tent, Beds, sleeping bags or sheets, Lantern, Fire logs (if approved), Camp Chairs, Camp Tables, Coolers
  • Guides
  • Medical Kits
What's Not Included
  • Snacks during the hike
  • Headlamps
  • Day packs
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, toothpaste, ect)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Guide gratuities
  • Water (drinks are provided at meal time)

Additional Information


Day 1 - Dinner: Sausage Gumbo, Bread, and banana pudding.

Day 2 - Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, and Pancakes. Lunch: Sandwiches (Either chicken, ham, or PB&J), chips, and cold drinks. Dinner: BBQ, potato salad, cole slaw, and bread.

Day 3 - Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos


We will be using the group camping site at Enchanted Rock State Park. This site does require a 1.5 mile hike on a jeep-track trail. While drive-up accommodations are not available, the trade off is a true secluded camping experience away from the crowds and noise of the general camping area.

Campsite includes:

  • 10X10 Big Agnes Camping Tents
  • Inflatable mattresses with bedding
  • Camp Chairs with Tables
  • Cooler


This trip includes several hikes over rough or uneven ground. Physical preparation is recommended.

Single Supplement

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. To ensure your comfort, we will always match you with a roommate of the same sex – and if we're unable to match you with a roommate, you may end up with your own room free of charge. If sharing is not your idea of fun, you can request a single supplement for a small upcharge when you pay your final amount. You will be able to make this election on your trip registration.



Meet Your Guides

Ryan McNeely
Ryan McNeely

Ryan McNeely leads our buying department here at Backwoods, which means he’s responsible for fantastic selection of outdoor goods you’ll find in-store and online. He’s a four-year Backwoods veteran, but before that he cut his teeth at Austin Canoe and Kayak, and Outpost Wilderness Adventure. When he’s not stocking the shelves with awesome gear, or hosting our Everest Basecamp Adventure, you’ll find him bouldering around Austin and fishing with his family.

Jesse Gessel
Jesse Gessel

Jesse Gessel is our category buyer for footwear, campsite, accessories and much more. Before Backwoods, Mr. Gessel worked as a rep for Amer Sports with brands like Salomon, Suunto and Arc’teryx. When he’s not keeping the shelves stocked, Jesse loves a good beer, some live music, fly fishing local waters and bouldering around Austin.


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Travel Insurance

Backwoods recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For your convenience, we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, contact Travelex Insurance Services.

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