Explore the most popular wild flowers 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
1 day 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!

hiking
10 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.

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
13 days 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.

Good combination of trails and pavement. Plenty of shade.

24 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and rocky trail with great views of the lake!

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.

backpacking
3 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
3 months ago

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

backpacking
4 months ago

Great 2 day hike. Start off at Cedar Breaks and hike about 15mi to Walnut Creek primitive camp site. There are a lot of good spots to pitch your tent and you can head down to a small beach to cool off in the water! After that it’s about 11 more miles around the lake. Really enjoy this spot, decent views, good people, a diamond in the rough if you’re looking to get some good mileage in.

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.

backpacking
4 months ago

Awesome place to hike and camp along the way! We went with a hammock and had a blast!

mountain biking
4 months ago

cheesegrater!

4 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.

backpacking
5 months ago

Good 2 day backpacking trip. The trail is very well kept and maintained. The trail itself is very nice and a fun, challenging hike. The south shore is much more scenic, rugged, and remote feeling. That being said, this is not a remote trail, and there are houses visible from many parts of the trail - several with their back fences adjacent to the trail - and almost always road noise.

backpacking
6 months ago

Completed the loop this weekend. What a great trail. I really enjoyed the numerous camp options available, great views, and well marked trail. The only part we got mildly confuse on was after mile 24 when you start your way up to the dam. Would love to hike it again in the fall or spring. I do t think I would attempt this full loop trail in the summer. Enjoy

Love the trails here! Very pretty and peaceful! only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because if you've never hiked these trails before they can get a little confusing as to where you should go. now if things like that don't bother you than you'll love it!

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

trail running
8 months ago

Well add this as my favorite place to trail run! Easy to find trailhead. I ran out 3 and back 3 today. Easy to follow trail. Super technical- twisted foot a few times and just slowed pace down to keep up with all the rocks and tree stumps. Fun fun fun!!

Gorgeous views of the lake. Part of path alongside the lake.

I will be back soon!

trail running
9 months ago

Trail running at Lake Overlook park. Only ran about a mile north, then across the road overlooking the lake to the south. The park itself has little parking so holiday weekends might be tight. But it does have benches, small (very small) pavilions, rest rooms, and overlook points at the lake (hence "Overlook" park). Plenty of people with dogs on long or no leashes, even though the signs say dogs must be on a short leash at all times.

The north route was an actual wilderness trail, and a bit hard to find (as the park area has several smaller trails). Very rocky, lots of smallish rocks, some loose some not. There were ups and downs, and if there were a good enough rain there'd be a few small water crossings. Going this way, you definitely will not be running fast and you better keep a sharp eye out for roots and rocks that are just waiting to trip you.

Going south on the road offers, well, paved running. Once onto the road, you get a great view of the lake. Instead of turning around at the end of the road, I took a very short and steep "trail" (south/east) down to the grass. Then it went around the road, then alongside the southeast side of the rocky embankment. There is a trail there, but it's very much not in use. The tall grass overgrew the trail significantly in most spots, but the trail was always there. Eventually the trail goes down a VERY rocky and steep incline to the Booty's Road parking lot. I caught the paved trail back. On this part of the paved trail, there is a large red and white sign saying "DANGER: STEEP GRADE AHEAD" or something like that. Steep is correct. It's a rather short incline, but it is steep. Gets your legs sore and your heart pumping.

But all this running was after I ran the trails in Lake Overlook park. There are some paved trails down to the lake, but there are several dirt and rock trails all through the grass field by the lake. Some go down to the rocky lake edge, and I ran a little up and down the lake coast. It was rather fun.

birding
9 months ago

One of the best birding spots in the Georgetown area. Best to come early and on weekdays when the park is not crowded. A variety of habitats in which one can see a wide variety of species, depending on the season.

10 months ago

Really good trail. Start early as it gets hot!! Great bathrooms with running water at Russell Park!!

backpacking
11 months ago

beautiful hike. Most of the benches at rest stops have been destroyed. A couple mile markers as well. We back packed to Sawyer Hollow for the night and the latrine is destroyed and covered up with the debris.

Very nice trail. Most of it is paved except for a small section which is crushed granite. Majority of the Trail is shaded also. Longest unshaded sections are near the dam and when you have to go through the neighborhood hood. Plenty of spots to refill water your water bottle along the way also.

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