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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.

Length 26.9 mi Elevation gain 1,519 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bike touring Bird watching Running Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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cynthia castillo
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Renaissance Murray
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Renaissance Murray
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Renaissance Murray
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caleb goodaker-craig
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Mike Slavin
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Hiking

A lot of variety, from easy flats to strenuous climbs. Wish there were easier access to potable water between the dam and Tejas Camp.

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J Miller
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Meghan McCracken
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HikingRocky

If you’re looking for a quiet hike in beautiful scenery, DO NOT start at the Cedar Breaks trailhead! The trail on this side is packed with college kids with boom boxes blaring music, and not a mask in sight. Plus the scenery is scrubby rocks, and you’re walking on cheese grater rocks the whole way. Hard nope, start at the Tejas Park end for a beautiful, secluded, challenging hike.

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Paul C
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Tk Tunchez
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Hiking

This trail was so fun and kind of spooky. We saw several deer on the way in, including some fawns. The trail was fairly easy but there were lots of rocks and some unexpected Little Rock hills we needed to go up. The app was helpful to keep us on the route.

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Kaitlan Warmbrod
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Jordan Metteauer
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Moderately challenging trail. Very rocky so would recommend using your poles for this one. Mile 11-15 is mostly exposed, and miles 24-26 are paved and fully exposed. It was a rough finish in 100 degree heat. I started at cedar breaks park around 5am with a 3 liters of water. Refilled at camp Tejas and Jim Hogg parks. My only complaint is the lack of signage. Lots of splits with no trail identification. Some wrong turns took a 26.5 mile hike and turned it into 27.5. Finished at 2p, so roughly 9 hours all together. Will do it again, but not until the fall when the heat index is not 115!

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Kelly Beile
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Hiking

The good: As nature areas go in the populated parts of central Texas, this one is pretty nice. Lots of cedar forest providing shade, plus opportunity for swimming a couple miles in if entering from the main trailhead. The nature area itself is great. The bad: Too many people. It’s very heavily trafficked. If you are trying to socially distance and only be around other people who will wear a face covering when coming near, this is not a great option. If I go back it will be at 6 am when the park opens with less people on the trail. Also, the amount of trash we saw in the woods and along the beach area was nasty. Pack out your trash y’all!

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Gerald Carlson-Duchmann
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Mixed terrain between moderate to hard very rocky.

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LeAnn Bennett
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Cathy Cook
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Rocky

Wow, I tried this trail today and I must say... it's hard! Especially with a pack to camp half way. I think it was too hot. From Cedar Breaks to Tejas camp there is zero water and zero good places to stop. Had to stop for lunch on a rock ledge, very little shade also the closer to Tejas you get. Went through 4 L of water, so glad I filled up at Cedar Breaks what I could. The trail after Cedar Breaks is nowhere near the lake. Wait until September, lol.

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riley loro
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Alana Waters-Piper
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Hiking

Desperately in need of blazing. The trailhead leads into about a half mile of clear trails that suddenly turn to brush. The local police said they have couple of people who get lost there each week.

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Megan Alise
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Backpacking

I broke this up into two nights since I wanted a nice slow trip to get time away from the city. Parked at Tejas camp and went clockwise to camp in Walnut Springs the first night, then around to Cedar Hollow camp for the second night. This loop was extremely busy. Perhaps because I went on the weekend in the summer, but I only felt like I was getting away from it all the night in Cedar Hollow and the six miles back to Tejas camp. Otherwise I constantly heard and saw boats roaring in the background, and people at the edges of the lake, and of course the busy campgrounds you pass through. Passed lots of hikers and mountain bikers and only saw one other backpacker who I shared Walnut Springs with the first night. I did enjoy the variety that this trail provided. Prairie areas, rocky cactus-covered trail, juniper forests. I would love to do this again at a slower time. The never-ending rocks did get a bit old on my feet. There was a good amount of shade and a few creeks as water sources and potable water at each non-primitive camp. Tips: the camp connections were confusing. If you're going clockwise, when you get to Russell Camp it lets you out in a parking lot. If you walk out the parking lot, see a entrance gate with a small white building, pass that and the trail continues shortly after on the left side of the road. At Jim Hogg, turn left when the trail lets you out and cross the road, there's some trees across the road with pink ribbons tied around them. The trail is between two of those trees. There are steams that I remember at mile markers 2.5 and 8 and I also got water at Cedar Breaks and Overlook parks.

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Ian S
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BackpackingNo shadeOver grownRocky

I started from cedar breaks going clockwise. If you do this there isn't potable water until you get to Tejas camp which is a good 10 miles away. The trail goes through a good mix of terrains, but overall it's either extremely rocky or exposed to the sun, but often it is both. It felt like there was no elevation. Pretty easy overall. I broke this up into 2 days but it could've been done in one. Be aware the last 1.5 or 2 miles is roadwalk without a sliver shade. I got to that part at about noon and it was brutal, so try to time it better than I did.

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Curtis Dent
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HikingMuddy

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.

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Nate Hausman
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[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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Claudia Markham
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Arin Miller
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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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Mike Kight
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Ioana Lowe
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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.

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Atx Hiking Viking
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HikingBugsMuddyScramble

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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