on Good Water Loop

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Trail running at Lake Overlook park. Only ran about a mile north, then across the road overlooking the lake to the south. The park itself has little parking so holiday weekends might be tight. But it does have benches, small (very small) pavilions, rest rooms, and overlook points at the lake (hence "Overlook" park). Plenty of people with dogs on long or no leashes, even though the signs say dogs must be on a short leash at all times.

The north route was an actual wilderness trail, and a bit hard to find (as the park area has several smaller trails). Very rocky, lots of smallish rocks, some loose some not. There were ups and downs, and if there were a good enough rain there'd be a few small water crossings. Going this way, you definitely will not be running fast and you better keep a sharp eye out for roots and rocks that are just waiting to trip you.

Going south on the road offers, well, paved running. Once onto the road, you get a great view of the lake. Instead of turning around at the end of the road, I took a very short and steep "trail" (south/east) down to the grass. Then it went around the road, then alongside the southeast side of the rocky embankment. There is a trail there, but it's very much not in use. The tall grass overgrew the trail significantly in most spots, but the trail was always there. Eventually the trail goes down a VERY rocky and steep incline to the Booty's Road parking lot. I caught the paved trail back. On this part of the paved trail, there is a large red and white sign saying "DANGER: STEEP GRADE AHEAD" or something like that. Steep is correct. It's a rather short incline, but it is steep. Gets your legs sore and your heart pumping.

But all this running was after I ran the trails in Lake Overlook park. There are some paved trails down to the lake, but there are several dirt and rock trails all through the grass field by the lake. Some go down to the rocky lake edge, and I ran a little up and down the lake coast. It was rather fun.

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Trail running here again. If I lived closer to Georgetown, I'd probably run here often.

Trail runners like ups and downs, hills, creek crossings, and other obstacles. This trail has no creek crossings, no big hills and not many ups and downs. But it does have a variety of terrain and terrain obstacles- dirt, leaves, and roots; loose, solid, and sharp rock; foliage creeping in on certain parts of the trail, etc. This place is mostly a good workout for your feet. The bottoms of your feet will be pretty sore after running this if you're not prepared.

One thing that would make the trail better would be a restroom along the way somewhere. There are a few benches, but no doggie bag stations (I've seen a few dogs) and no restrooms. Also the signage is good but a bit old. Still all in all, this trail is good.

As a trail runner, I still really get into the hiking aspect. I like stopping and taking in the views. This place has marvelous views. I like lakes and wide open spaces, so running here and seeing across the lake to the parks and fields on the other side is pretty cool.

great trail for trail running. lots of Sharp rocks so forced you to be on ur tires. good spots to jump in the water too cool off.

there was no waterfall and the lake level was also kinda low so the croquet falls were disappointing