Started at Russell Park and walked west a few miles until I hit a beautiful campground nestled among oak trees right on the edge of the lake. Saw only a few people the whole hike. Tejas Trail is also awesome. Overall, the hikes on this trail are not crowded and very pretty.
Nicki C. on Tejas Trail
Great trail to hike and take the dogs. It rained a couple of days ago so it was muddy but not too bad. Beautiful scenery throughout, especially the views of the lake. It appeared crowded when we first drove up but most of the people we saw were fishing near the lake and there weren't any people hiking the trail. Overall it was a great hike! Looking forward to biking the other side.
The Tejas Trail is a section of Georgetown’s 28-mile Goodwater Trail and a mix of terrain that’s perfect on a balmy day. It’s not marked with any signage that indicates the Tejas Trail, but is accessible from the Tejas campground and tracks the San Gabriel River the entire route, through grassy flatlands to some shaded and elevated terrain. There’s a single track section used by mountain bikers. We encountered a few hikers, some with dogs off-leash, folks fishing from shore or playing on the occasional river beaches, and a through-hiking pack of Boy Scouts. On the river, some kayakers fished. A nice trail for some solitude and exercise.
Hiked the trail this morning. Sooooo nice, loved it! When you get there to the parking lot, go straight on through the meadow at the end- not the sign that says river loop (or something like that)! There'll be a campsite. Go through it, and that's when you'll hit the trail. There's not actually a sign marking it.
It's a great trail, I loved it, and so did my mom! For about 2mi in it's pretty flat, then there are stairs and you have to start climbing.