Neat place to see. Didn’t get to hike too far on the trail due to excessive poison ivy. Will go back in the winter.

on Pickett Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Kind of treacherous, especially when wet. Steep rocky climbs. Definitely would not run this trail. Great river cliff views though.

Good trail running. Plenty of shade.

Great trail for running, walking or biking. We were looking for road biking. There are paved parts of this trail & gravel sections...one gravel section that needed to be walked with a road bike. Overall, it was a beautiful ride with nice shaded bits.

This is a very nice trail, even had water for some parched walkers.

You definitely need balance for this Trail. There are some steep areas. I wish there were markings or something so I knew where the trail led to.....we turned around at some point. I also would NOT bring my dogs on this trail.

trail running
5 months ago

This is a good trail to run for trail runners, when you want a break from sharp rocks, long switchbacks, tree limbs to the face, steep hills, etc. Run next to the concrete parts of the trail (on the grass) when possible to still get the "trail" under your feet.

The two times I've run this trail I've seen relatively few people, mostly hikers and moms with strollers, and I don't think I've seen any dogs- except for the loop in the San Gabriel park, there are almost always a good variety of people on that trail. The scenery is nice, mostly trees and bushes and some rocks, scrub and oak-forest looking- but when you get past the section along the road the scenery is especially pleasant for about a mile.

From Booty's Road Park, you can easily get to Lake Georgetown.

hiking
6 months ago

I absolutely loved this trail. The water was so clean and it had a small second trail near the water that lead to a very nice surprise. it has great views and even had a touch of optional harder routes.

trail running
7 months ago

Had a good time on this trail today. ran it out and back. Climbing the stair in the middle was sort of tough but fun. Near the south end of the trail, you get into a more wooded area with single-track, winding dirt trails- different than the rocky, step ridden trail at the northern end of the trail.

My experience above might've been a little rambling, but hey, so is the trail :)

hiking
8 months ago

Enjoyed this short trail with the kids! Some changes in elevation and stairs .

walking
8 months ago

This is a nice trail.
Very easy trail.
The scenery is pleasant with waterfalls, rivers, streams, tree coverage.
I saw lots of squirrels and a Praying Manis.
If I were to get to do this trail again, I would follow the Frisbee Golf Course trail to change it up and get off the cement.

hiking
8 months ago

The are pretty parts and worth it the first time. I probably won’t repeat. Felt surrounded by civilization.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail. Plenty of things to see along the way. Worth the trip here. Just watch out for the spider buddies and their webs across the trail. (The trail looks to keep going town towards University Ave but you will have to cross the water)

trail running
10 months ago

Parking is easy to find at Blue Hole park, but then you gotta run west down the river about a quarter mile, and just after the picnic tables and pavilion area, you'll see in the woods by the river a sign for the trail. You can access the trail from the neighborhood, from scenic drive and possibly other roads. This trail is marked easy, but it should definitely be marked at least moderate. It is short with few obstacles, but those obstacles- some rather steps steps, climbing between and through some rocks, the trail going just a few feet away from the river. This should be at least moderate.

For trail running, this trail lacks water crossings (bu you are right next to the river, so have fun!), long hill climbs, and mileage. But as short as this trail is, it boasts off shoot trails overgrown trails, some ups and downs, some stair climbs, and even a rock scramble or two. It's kinds like an "intro to trail running" trail. it's rough and rugged with a variety of terrain, but it's just so short.

Strollers are not welcome, I promise. Use the city trails for running with strollers. And if you try and bike this, I promise, the ups and downs over the jutted, craggy rocks, and the very steep stairs, make it almost impossible. You'll be carrying that bike half the time.

But there are great views. Great views of the river (even if there are apartments on the other side), views of the "bluffs". Most of the trails shaded but near the middle you get the wide-open views. Again, be prepared for a rugged hike, but not a very long one.

I wouldn't recommend bringing your dog on this trail as there is quite a bit of broken glass. Other than that it's a nice short trail!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great view during the trail, good to swim at the ending!

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

My sons and I enjoyed it.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Epic bluffs and sensational views. Enjoyed every minute of this beautiful trail and then took a dip in the Blue Hole. Loved it!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

GREAT fun hike with kids!

mountain biking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Amazing it's so cool check it out

walking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Smooth trail, well marked, nicely maintained. Would make a great place to run. We were there early on a Monday morning and encountered only a few other people, though it was spring break. During periods of high water, some of the river crossings do become impassable and one was closed while we were there.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Nice and relaxing 1 mile trail with great views!

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Well this 77 year old who thought he was in better shape was surprised by the challenge of the trail. The steep climbs and descents plus the nearness to the edge of the cliffs made this more of a moderate trail. It is amazing that something this nice is in the city. Great views of the river and the bluffs on the opposite bank. Good shakedown hike that will toughen the knees and hips. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This trail is hidden on the back side of Blue Hole park, but there is a sign directing you to it that gives a bit of history as well. I would actually say this is more "moderate" than it is "easy" as there are some narrow parts next to steep cliffs that have no railing. It's definitely up and down, there's a metal staircase at one point that feels sturdy, and a short distance from that, 2 sets of stairs made of wooden logs. It's definitely not a kid friendly trail, nor would I bring strollers or kid carrying backpacks just because I personally wouldn't want to fall down a cliff with my kid riding shotgun.

Overall, this is an awesome trail located right inside the city, and it's got some great views. I'll definitely hike this again!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Lost in the city

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Loved it. Ran from parking at damn down huge in line to spill way. 5 miles each way. Mostly paved. Some dirt. Easy to follow except a bit in middle through a neighborhood. Saw deer. Prettiest near dam on western end.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

I love this short, in-town trail. The South San Gabriel is pretty here because of the cliffs below the trail.

walking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Easy path. Majority paved. Started at San Gabriel park and did the Randy Morrow trail almost to Lake Georgetown. Has maps and parks along the way. Definitely in the city but saw lots of wildlife including deer.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bring swimsuits! Blue Hole is hard to resist when done. The trail has up ups and downs, it will hurt knees but quiet, pleasant, scenic trail might be worth it.

walking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Beautiful wide paved trail through tree covered walkways. Honeysuckle filling the air, wild flowers abound, very well maintained park, peaceful, not too crowded

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