Pickett Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Pickett Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Texas that features a river 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

old growth

rocky

scramble

historic site

hiking
9 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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)

1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 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.

3 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

My sons and I enjoyed it.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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5 months ago

6 months ago

GREAT fun hike with kids!

6 months ago

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8 months ago

8 months ago