Nature Photography – Monument Hill in Texas

Just a quick post letting everyone know where I’ll be shooting this weekend. The Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites in La Grange, Texas is one of my favorite landscape and nature photography locations in all Southeast Texas. The geology of the ridge (see satellite image below) is very unusual for this part of Texas and the view to the North is incredible.

Like all state parks in Texas, Monument Hill is very well maintained with well laid-out hiking trails leading down to the ruins of the Kreische Brewery. The stonework is absolutely incredible and I hope to bring back some really nice images on my 5DII and G10 cameras.

Have a great weekend folks!

Monument Hill State Historical Site - La Grange, Texas

3 thoughts on “Nature Photography – Monument Hill in Texas

  1. Hi Jeff, I’m new to your website and blog but this place really sounds interesting. I have never heard of this location but what time of the year is a good time? What time of the day is good for this location? How much of a hike is involved to get around. When is the next time you are going up there maybe I can tag along if you don’t mind?

    I was shooting with a Nikon D300 but I just recently purchased the D700 with the 70-200mm f2.8 VR2 lens. Which looks like its going to be an awesome lens for me. I love shooting with prime lenses but if I try to carry all of them my bag will be very heavy. Anyway I look forward to hearing from you.


    • Matt,

      Monument Hill is open all year from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with tours on Saturday and Sunday. The best time of year to photograph the area is late spring and late fall when the air is less humid and view is clear. The trails in the park are very easy and the hike is short but enjoyable. It’s a nice way to spend a few hours.

      Here’s the link to the park’s web page:


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