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Definitely one of my favorite hikes!!

on Pickett Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Kind of treacherous, especially when wet. Steep rocky climbs. Definitely would not run this trail. Great river cliff views though.

hiking
13 days ago

I only hiked down to about Walnut Spring Park, but boy was it gorgeous! Nice views of the lake (more like a river here) river at first, then after a short bout of woods (with a small water crossing) and the open fields, you get another nice view of the lake. After this is hiking in the woods for awhile, but you get glimpses of the lake at a distance, cool looking vegetation.

Once at Walnut Spring park, you can actually hike down to the edge of the lake. And here, it's just utterly beautiful- a least in the Summer when I hiked it, I wonder if it holds it's beauty during the Winter.

I'll definitely be back soon, to try and hike all the way to Russel Park.

hiking
13 days ago

This trail is really a network of trails, in a park with playgrounds, some pavilions, a splashpad, a nice house to host events in, a river a the back and horses. It has nice restrooms, but kinda few and far between. Water fountains and trash cans and benches. But all that stuff are at the two main areas. When on the trail, you're on your own (though the trial never goes too terribly far back).

The trails themselves are either hiking only, or else hiking and horseback riding. No bikes at all. And they all have crushed rock and/or woodchips on them, so no rocky and rooty and watching your step. here are some hills, but nothing too bad. And the trials aren't very "tangley". Saw deer several times, and some squirrels.

The park looks brand new, and no one told me that you had to pay $10 ($5 for Georgetown residents). Even though all the construction going (on the westside of the park, near the playground area) on will eventually end up making the place look nice, it's not worth a $10 revisit.

Rocky, moderate hike, very beautiful hike next to Georgetown Lake. Crocket Falls was beautiful. Bring water and wear the proper hiking shoes

Good combination of trails and pavement. Plenty of shade.

This is my favorite trails. It has beautiful scenery and it's quite and lightly trafficked. absolutely my go to in order to escape from civilization.

hiking
1 month ago

Th trail itself is a mixture of about 20% grassy, the rest of it is rather rocky. Some smaller rocks, some larger, none so big you gotta scramble though. When you finally get close to Crockett gardens, you hit mostly grass. It's a rather fun trail, with numerous beautiful scenic views of the lake. But...

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I wanted a challenge, so I "re-coned" on Monday, going down all the trails towards the lake. The next day I brought my gps, took coordinates down each trail that met up with the lake. Then at Crockett Gardens, instead of going back down the trail, I walked along the shoreline (to the east, back towards Cedar breaks). VERY rocky: loose rocks everywhere, and some scratchy bushes and driftwood. I had to scramble a little bit, following the shoreline. One spot, an inlet, had me climbing over huge, pointy, cracking, dead, bear tree branches- had to really balance and watch my step and test the strength of the branches under my feet, lest I slip and be impaled by said said branches before possibly hitting jagged rocks beneath. Some spots got me very close to the water, and some loose rocks almost caused me to slide right into the lake. At some points I could've jumped into the Lake and swam around the rock outcropping, but I had my smartphones with me and they're not waterproof. So first I had to do some major scrambling through some bushes, getting all scratched up. But then the next point was "the point of no return"- very steep, slick, and wet. I decided at that point to turn back, find on of the trails leading back to the main trail (thanks to my gps) and tracking around the rock outcropping. I went back down to the lake after the slippery rock outcropping, and the shoreline on that side was not precarious, but rather serene. A nice, peaceful walk (still gotta watch your footing, as it's 99% loose rocks) back to my second GPS point, a few minutes searching for the trail, and I was headed back to my car.

Many boats and jet skies where on the lake, and even a guy in a small kayak fishing, came into the inlet while was trying to avoid falling to the branches and rocks. It was cool to feel as though I was "sharing the trail" with people where where not hiking.

Fun, pretty easy trail. Grassy in parts, so I'd wear pants. Lots of wildflowers. some poison ivy.

Good trail, easy to follow. Bits of poison ivy along the way. Some really nice pic opportunities on the bluffs above the lake.

Great trail with some elevation. The falls are two and a half miles in and well worth the trek. Very scenic!

hiking
2 months ago

rocky, beautiful, trail leads to areas of the lake water, only a couple miles to the falls. very gorgeous. just watch your step. very rocky, not great for dogs, shaded trail for most of it. loved it!

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Not many people out during the week.

3 months ago

Took my dog and hiked the complete trail from Texas Camp to Cedar Park entrance and trail head. April is a great time for this trail as the wild flowers are out and the trees are in full shade mode. Beautiful views of the lake as well. However I seriously doubt that this trail is 14.2 miles out and back since the whole trail is 26 miles long.

Great hike.

road biking
3 months ago

Very relaxing trail! Really enjoyed and would recommend to new cyclists.

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.

trail running
4 months ago

The first 5 miles of the trail are easy, slow rolling and easy to run. Exposed and hot in the summer, the trail is full of wildflowers and great for a spring run. The rest of the trail is rocky, technical and more shaded. Additional trail exists in Twin Springs preserve, adding another 3-mile loop after an uphill climb for about 1 mile. Wear shoes with a good rock plate and carry plenty of water.

trail running
5 months ago

About 5 miles if you turn back at the falls. Terrain is pretty technical with a lot of rocks so watch your step. Great views of the lake.

5 months ago

I'm from the area so I might be a little biased but, to me, this is one of the prettiest trails on earth. Plus, you are walking through history as this was a popular spot for Native Americans and eventually the Hunt Family.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail actually makes a loop and is about 26 miles long.


The trail isn't marked very well and I've gotten off track a few times.

I haven't done the whole thing yet. Still working on it.

5 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
5 months ago

My dog and I checked out the trails for a change of scenery. It was a beautiful walk with tons of birds and ducks. Saw a fox or maybe small coyote on the trail. Didn’t see anyone on the trail which was peaceful.

Great scenery and cool terrain. The falls are 2.5 miles from the trail head at Cedar Breaks. So, it is a 5 mile out and back - NOT 7.7 miles as listed.

We will definitely return!

hiking
6 months ago

scenic views. great hike. lots of trash and dog poo on trail though.

hiking
6 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.

Good little afternoon or morning hike. Did it with our 6yo kiddo, little scramble in some places but not too bad.
The falls are definitely more interesting than we thought they’d be! Made for a nice payoff and a good place for a snack.

trail running
7 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 :)

Great trail lots of open space, great elevation change and water views.

I've been on this trail twice now, and both times I had a blast! Very quiet, low traffic, and very beautiful. Took some nice pictures while I was there.

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