Pickett Trail

MODERATE 27 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
180 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

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

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6 days 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.

1 month 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!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

My sons and I enjoyed it.

3 months ago

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3 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!

3 months ago

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4 months ago

GREAT fun hike with kids!

4 months ago

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7 months ago

Nice and relaxing 1 mile trail with great views!

hiking
7 months ago

Well this 77 year old who thought he was in better shape was surprised by the challenge of the trail. The steep climbs and descents plus the nearness to the edge of the cliffs made this more of a moderate trail. It is amazing that something this nice is in the city. Great views of the river and the bluffs on the opposite bank. Good shakedown hike that will toughen the knees and hips. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is hidden on the back side of Blue Hole park, but there is a sign directing you to it that gives a bit of history as well. I would actually say this is more "moderate" than it is "easy" as there are some narrow parts next to steep cliffs that have no railing. It's definitely up and down, there's a metal staircase at one point that feels sturdy, and a short distance from that, 2 sets of stairs made of wooden logs. It's definitely not a kid friendly trail, nor would I bring strollers or kid carrying backpacks just because I personally wouldn't want to fall down a cliff with my kid riding shotgun.

Overall, this is an awesome trail located right inside the city, and it's got some great views. I'll definitely hike this again!