Pickett Trail

MODERATE 41 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

1 month ago

You definitely need balance for this Trail. There are some steep areas. I wish there were markings or something so I knew where the trail led to.....we turned around at some point. I also would NOT bring my dogs on this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

I absolutely loved this trail. The water was so clean and it had a small second trail near the water that lead to a very nice surprise. it has great views and even had a touch of optional harder routes.

trail running
4 months ago

Had a good time on this trail today. ran it out and back. Climbing the stair in the middle was sort of tough but fun. Near the south end of the trail, you get into a more wooded area with single-track, winding dirt trails- different than the rocky, step ridden trail at the northern end of the trail.

My experience above might've been a little rambling, but hey, so is the trail :)

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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)

trail running
7 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.

8 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
10 months ago

My sons and I enjoyed it.

hiking
10 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!

11 months ago

GREAT fun hike with kids!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Nice and relaxing 1 mile trail with great views!

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Lost in the city

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

I love this short, in-town trail. The South San Gabriel is pretty here because of the cliffs below the trail.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bring swimsuits! Blue Hole is hard to resist when done. The trail has up ups and downs, it will hurt knees but quiet, pleasant, scenic trail might be worth it.

walking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Beautiful trail with scenic, serene views but VERY steep! Be prepared to walk up some rocks and steep stairs and then down them again. I would also be careful with kids because the trail goes high on the rocks but does not have railing.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Very nice trail. Not stroller friendly. Nice scenic view.

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