Good Water Loop

MODERATE 163 reviews
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Good Water Loop is a 26.9 mile moderately 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
1519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

San Gabriel River Trail - Goodwater loop is located near Georgetown, Texas. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

backpacking
10 days ago

Completed the loop this weekend. What a great trail. I really enjoyed the numerous camp options available, great views, and well marked trail. The only part we got mildly confuse on was after mile 24 when you start your way up to the dam. Would love to hike it again in the fall or spring. I do t think I would attempt this full loop trail in the summer. Enjoy

10 days ago

Love the trails here! Very pretty and peaceful! only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because if you've never hiked these trails before they can get a little confusing as to where you should go. now if things like that don't bother you than you'll love it!

trail running
2 months ago

Well add this as my favorite place to trail run! Easy to find trailhead. I ran out 3 and back 3 today. Easy to follow trail. Super technical- twisted foot a few times and just slowed pace down to keep up with all the rocks and tree stumps. Fun fun fun!!

Gorgeous views of the lake. Part of path alongside the lake.

I will be back soon!

trail running
3 months ago

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.

backpacking
5 months ago

beautiful hike. Most of the benches at rest stops have been destroyed. A couple mile markers as well. We back packed to Sawyer Hollow for the night and the latrine is destroyed and covered up with the debris.

hiking
8 months ago

My daughter and I had a great time today hiking. Lots of beautiful views to enjoy with a gorgeous spring and we even saw some longhorns. Great hike!

8 months ago

New favorite trail, great workout very rocky beginning. Beautiful hike with changes in terrain along the way. Both shaded and parts with full sun. Great trail for an active family and dogs too.

9 months ago

Great short loop trail. Lots of sharp stones on trail so bring good footwear.

9 months ago

nice trail get here early to finish

backpacking
9 months ago

The trail was a very cool trail with great views of the lake. I enjoyed the change in terrain on the various sides of the lake (rocky bluffs to prairie grasslands to wooded forests). Numerous natural springs were flowing which were nice to see on the trail. We received rained for about an hour on day 2 of the hike; however, the trail still stayed in good condition and the excess water seemed to drain very fast. We did have to carefully watch foot placement as it would be really easy to twist an ankle navigating the rocky areas of this trail. The mile markers seemed to be off by about an additional 10th mile with each marker. We passed 26 mile markers on the entire trail; however GPS only tracked 24.21 total miles for the entire loop.

hiking
9 months ago

Took a quick 2mi hike to a little lake spot right of the trail. Had a quick lunch then back into town. Nice if you are on a time crunch.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trails with varying terrain and not too much traffic.

10 months ago

Great lengthy are to spend all day!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy and enjoyable hike. Not much elevation involved.

11 months ago

If you're looking for beautiful views, this is a great trial! We didn't see anyone else out early in the morning, on our way back, close to noon, we started seeing groups coming in! We had an amazing time though.

hiking
11 months ago

A beautiful day, great hike to just past the mile 3 marker and back! People we passed by were very nice! Very clean trail! Cant wait to go back and finish the entire loop!

11 months ago

Sick trail 10/10

11 months ago

beautiful and peaceful

hiking
Monday, January 09, 2017

walked 2 miles in, then back on a sunny winter day. The part that I walked was easy and by the river. Will go back

trail running
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Awesome place do knock out some mid size to long training runs. The 27ish mile loops has roughly around 2000 feet of climb which is really flat, (clockwise)however, the first 10 miles are extremely rocky and are slippery when wet. The course has 2-3 water points on miles 10, 20, and 23 before jumping on the road of the dam. *Not marked* make sure mile 9 you make a right or you'll go away from the park*not marked*

The scenes of the park are mostly on the south side of the park, first 10 miles. The northern part is more bland and jeep roads from 10-16, shifting in and out of single and jeep till 23 and the last 3 miles are paved.

For backpacking. There are a ton of places to set up a tent if you want to make it into a multi day trip. Still one of the few parks where you can pop up a tent anywhere.

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