Turkey Pass Trail

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas 78717

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain320ft
Trailhead Elevation1,379ft
Top1,536ft
Elevation Min/Max1377/1536ft
Elevation Start/End1379/1379ft

Turkey Pass Trail

Turkey Pass Trail is a hiking trail in Llano County, Texas. It is within Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,379 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 320 feet. The Group Pavilion shelter is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and a parking. The Frog Pond water can be seen along the trail. There are also stones along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Base Trail.

Turkey Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This pretty hike over Turkey Pass at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area avoids the crowds seeking the summit of Enchanted Rock. It travels along Sandy Creek, passes Frog Pond, and circles around the breathtaking pink-granite mountains that make the area so unique.

This hike climbs over Turkey Pass and around the less-traveled eastern end of the Loop Trail, taking you close to Turkey Peak, Freshman Mountain, and Buzzard’s Roost, the craggier mounds to the east of Enchanted Rock. The scenery takes in all the different ecologies of the park–creek floodplain, mesquite grassland, sparse oak forest, and pink granite.

Turkey Pass, which you will come to before you hike a mile, is the high point at 1,536 feet above sea level; from there, your route makes a long descent back to the creek valley. Heavy use of the park has resulted in many bootleg trails; the official trails, which you should stick to, are marked with low wooden posts inscribed with an arrow and a white plastic diamond. Get used to looking for this sign, as certain sections of the hike are hard to follow."

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Trail Information

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Nearby City
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Parks
830-685-3636; tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ enchanted-rock
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