San Gabriel Trail

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San Gabriel Trail is a 12.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Georgetown, Texas and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

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Blue Hole, 50 foot cliffs, easy hike-bike, two river crossings, 3 bridges This is an easy, hike in a suburban setting suitable for bikes and strollers. This portion is entirely cement. It has 2 bridges crossing the river. The first one actually crosses just below where the North San Gabriel joins the South San Gabriel. The second crosses the North San Gabriel near the end of the hike.

trail running
19 days ago

This is a good trail to run for trail runners, when you want a break from sharp rocks, long switchbacks, tree limbs to the face, steep hills, etc. Run next to the concrete parts of the trail (on the grass) when possible to still get the "trail" under your feet.

The two times I've run this trail I've seen relatively few people, mostly hikers and moms with strollers, and I don't think I've seen any dogs- except for the loop in the San Gabriel park, there are almost always a good variety of people on that trail. The scenery is nice, mostly trees and bushes and some rocks, scrub and oak-forest looking- but when you get past the section along the road the scenery is especially pleasant for about a mile.

From Booty's Road Park, you can easily get to Lake Georgetown.

walking
3 months ago

This is a nice trail.
Very easy trail.
The scenery is pleasant with waterfalls, rivers, streams, tree coverage.
I saw lots of squirrels and a Praying Manis.
If I were to get to do this trail again, I would follow the Frisbee Golf Course trail to change it up and get off the cement.

7 months ago

Great view during the trail, good to swim at the ending!

mountain biking
10 months ago

Amazing it's so cool check it out

walking
11 months ago

Smooth trail, well marked, nicely maintained. Would make a great place to run. We were there early on a Monday morning and encountered only a few other people, though it was spring break. During periods of high water, some of the river crossings do become impassable and one was closed while we were there.

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Loved it. Ran from parking at damn down huge in line to spill way. 5 miles each way. Mostly paved. Some dirt. Easy to follow except a bit in middle through a neighborhood. Saw deer. Prettiest near dam on western end.

walking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Easy path. Majority paved. Started at San Gabriel park and did the Randy Morrow trail almost to Lake Georgetown. Has maps and parks along the way. Definitely in the city but saw lots of wildlife including deer.

walking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Beautiful wide paved trail through tree covered walkways. Honeysuckle filling the air, wild flowers abound, very well maintained park, peaceful, not too crowded

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Great trail for whole family.

walking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Tried to head west on the trail from the Blue Hole trailhead, but a giant Cottonmouth caused us to change our plans. We headed East toward the Winfred Bonner Trail. It was okay. Mostly sidewalk next to a busy road. A few peeks of the river along the trail. The trail to San Gabriel Park was closed because the bridge was wiped out by the Memorial Day flood.

trail running
Monday, August 20, 2012

I've run this trail a handful of times with a double jogging stroller and it is a great workout with great scenery. The kids love the animal tracks that cross the trail, and the cliffs are beautiful. If you don't mind going "off road", it's actually 5 miles of trail and path.

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