Explore the most popular views trails near Georgetown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 days ago

This trail was not what I expected. You will cross the backtop going up and over the dam. I used this app’s map to guide me on this hike. I got confused a few times since my directional since is not the best. You will have a few areas where you may feel like giving up, and the mileage on this trail is what you make of it. I ended up hiking 28.43 miles total over 12h 35m 33s time period. This is something I would have never ever done on my own accord. I this was something I felt led to do. All I can say is be prepared for this walk. I had 2 gallons of water in my pack that lasted me the entire walk. My post below was after my walk to my social media platforms. This was an experience I will never forget or ever do again

trail running
18 days ago

Great technical trail to get some miles in..

Excellent trail and well marked. Plenty of vegetation, not much shade, but lots of terrific scenic views. Only drawback was no water source at the mini camp area. Mostly flat with a few good hills to break up the monotony.

Beautiful area to hike with the dogs!

hiking
1 month ago

I will be back to do a complete hike. Was only able to get into the trail by 3.8 miles and turned around completing 7.17 miles since it was getting dark. This was an awesome trail and I can’t wait to really get some miles here!

The directions to get to this trail are dead wrong. it takes you to peoples houses and expects you to walk thru thier yards.....

I found the correct location and it’s a park one road over that costs money to enter. :(

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail, make sure to take plenty of water. There’s a long stretch, about 4 miles or so along the north side without any shade so plan to get as much done in the morning as possible and take a siesta. Don’t wait too long, though, because the trails near the dam are difficult to navigate in the dark when your phone dies because you left it sitting in the sun (oops). Signage is also off from my gps in varied amounts. I think only one mile marker was accurate. All in all a good challenging hike, beautiful views and varied terrain!

Definitely one of my favorite hikes!!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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

Always take enough water or a filtering system. No potable water on the south side. Cell phone coverage if you get into trouble. Tough mountain biking. Fastest of the fast about 3 hours. Mortals 4-5.

Great park & walk this morning.

backpacking
2 months ago

nice weekend backpacking trial. plan on carrying some water and a filter. you will only be able to get to the lake in a few spots without a fight. trial was in good condition. this is not for someone looking for a remote trial. glad I did it, now on to the next.

trail running
2 months ago

Good combination of trails and pavement. Plenty of shade.

2 months ago

Just hiked the trail. I am not impressed by trail conditions. Most parts of trail are not well maintained, sign is not cleared. Will not recommend to hike at summer day. At least half trail has no shade. If you do, do carry lots of water.

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
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful and rocky trail with great views of the lake!

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
4 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!

trail running
4 months ago

I ran part of this trail for the Poppy Seed Fest 5K. Nice and easy paved trail to run when you want a break from the rough, rocky trails. Kid and pet friendly, but watch for dog poop on the trail.

5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Not many people out during the week.

5 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.

backpacking
5 months ago

Love this trail but I hate the dam crossing. I’ve hiked it 2.5 times now...storm came up on one trip and didn’t let up...and on the last trip i dropped down behind the dam to cross. The trail is in good condition. Map is available as pdf if you search for Good Water Loop Trail.

road biking
5 months ago

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

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