Good Water Loop is a 26.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Georgetown, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 26.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,519 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bike touring

running

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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muddy
3 days ago

Decided that since this was my first time doing it I would hike it in one go. The elevation changes were minimal at best (If you have done Eagle Rock Loop this trail is nothing). It took me about 9 1/2 hours to finish it but that included hiding under a tree through a pop-up hailstorm. I didn’t use a backpack, just a regular daypack. My biggest complaint is that without using the AllTrails app I wouldn’t have known where portions of the trail meandered off. They need to better mark the trail, especially if you’re doing it at night.

hiking
11 days ago

[5/17/2020] 9 hours We opted for a predawn start at 5 AM at Cedar Breaks. Since the entrance was still closed we parked in the overflow lot on Cedar Break Rd before the dam. Started counterclockwise with 5L of water each but you could also cut this and bring a purifier if you’re so inclined. Averaging 3 miles/hr on this trail is very doable, especially if you start early before the heat sets in. We took three roughly 10 minute breaks for snacks and foot care. Keep an eye out for wild blackberries on the east side of the lake! We were off the trail by 2 PM and had some funny interactions at the end with folks partying at Cedar Breaks. They were having a lot more fun than we were at mile 26!

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no shade
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Came out here with my buddy on Tuesday last week. We were originally going to camp and split up the loop into 2 hiking days. However, we decided to go “beast mode” and do it in 1 day. It ended up taking us a little over 10hrs and a total of 27.43 miles. We are both in pretty great shape but it was still painful and I would not recommend this. Break it up into at least 2 days. Beautiful trail though and virtually no one out there

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over grown
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 days hike: Cedar Breaks to Sawyer Camp day 1 (3 hrs- 6.4 miles), Sawyer Camp to Tejas, Russell Park, Jim Hogg, Overlook, the Dam, and Cedar Breaks (20 miles) on day 2 (11 hrs). The trail had lots of people, the primitive camp site had zero people, and lots of wildlife at night.

recorded Good Water Loop

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no shade
2 months ago

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bugs
muddy
scramble
2 months ago

Finally finished this 26.2 beauty. Broke it up in sections over the past few months which actually made it a lot longer. The terrain constantly changes throughout which is fun, overall it’s a lot of rocks. You’ll hike along a lot of private residences and along the river which offers a lot of nice views. Mile marker 12-16 is completely exposed so be prepared. There are also a lot of side trails that the mountain bikers use, if you have the time their usually worth checking out especially when you reach jim hogg. The last 2 miles are the dam which isn’t marked. Mile marker 24 is the last one you’ll see which is at overlook park. Also beware of snakes, they’re out.

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rocky
2 months ago

Amazing 26.2-mi loop. The terrain composes of rocky and flat, which makes the trail more interesting. The whole loop took 2 full days (1 night). The loop cuts across a few state parks with campground, water source, and restroom; so I suggest plan to stay at a state park for a night. One important note: a few transitions at state park can be confusion and not visible, so download the offline map on AllTrails App to guide you when you get to these spots. Safe travels!

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This leg of trail is still rocky but much less than the leg from Russell to Jim Hogg. This leg also has better views of the lake. We finished across the dam. It was nice to be on level ground for a bit!

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rocky
3 months ago

Just did Russell to Jim Hogg. Beautiful weather. Watch you footing. Lots of rocks to twist an ankle.

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no shade
rocky
3 months ago

backpacking
rocky
3 months ago

Backpacked this whole trail last weekend with friends and a dog. Trail itself is great, with a mix of trees and open grassy/rock/cactus areas and tons of water access. There were several other people out there hiking and mountain biking, but very few backpackers. Entire trail is surrounded by private residences, so make sure to stay on the trail, and if parking at Cedar Breaks, be sure to either check in at the ranger station or leave a note so your car doesn't get towed.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked a short out and back section starting at the Jim Hogg Park trailhead. Very shady, wooded with glimpses of the lake. Rocky but pretty easy hike.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

Great hike with its set of challenges I definitely recommend it! Every miles feels different. It took 2 full days to complete the loop.

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rocky
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. The trail conditions were dry. Several creeks crossed the trail, right now they are very easy to cross. However, after having some rain could make them more difficult to cross. The trail is rocky, I used trail runners and trekking poles and had no problem. Hikers and mountain biker need to watch out for each other in the Jim Hogg area.

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rocky
6 months ago

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off trail
private property
rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

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no shade
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Easily 2 day trail. The elevation doesn't lie. You can start from the various trail heads including Jim Hogg park, Tejas park, Russel park and Cedar Breaks park. I would avoid trying to get to Cedar Hollow Camp and Sawyer park as these are at the end of a neighborhood road. Cedar Breaks is most of the rocky terrain and cliff area, but it offers shade. Russell park and Jim Hogg are open flat country with little shade. Tejas offers a little of both. Tejas marks about half-way with primitive campsites. All other drive in parks have varitity of Campsites that include water and electricity.

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no shade
9 months ago

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