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26.4 mile 42.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 973' 297 m
Descent: -986' -300 m
High: 916' 279 m
Low: 803' 245 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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A 26-mile trail leading around Lake Georgetown.

Jeremy Ruckel

Features Birding · Lake · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail features 26 miles of typical Central Texas hill country scenery; limestone cliffs, junipers and oaks abound, with plenty of wildflowers in the spring.

The trail passes through five Army Corps of Engineers operated parks. The trail passes by the Crockett Gardens Springs which flows in the lake. The area is covered with ferns and other greenery. There are also three primitive backcountry camping areas along the trail. The trail also passes over the dam.

The trail can be hikeed from any trailhead at any of the parks. While there are not very steep portions, the trail does roll up and down and is very rocky. In the summer it is very hot and dusty. There are many nice vistas overlooking the lake to stop and enjoy.

The lake is almost always in view and boaters are plentiful. Some areas of the trail get close to houses and neighborhoods, so at times it does not feel very remote, even though you may be a long way from the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Juniper ash (locally called cedars), live oaks, wildflowers, dewberries. Squirrels, deer, armadillos, rabbits and various birds are likely around.

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Mar 1, 2019
rami hussien
Jan 20, 2019
Adam Crawford
Cedar Breaks to Cedar Hollow and back. 9.8mi
Dec 30, 2018
Chase Martin
16.4mi
Dec 29, 2018
Chase Martin
10mi
Aug 31, 2018
Todd Teulon
Left from Cedar Breaks, camped overnight at Walnut Springs. Detours included Crockett Gardens Falls and Camp Sawyer. 27.9mi
Jun 17, 2018
Justin H.
Started at walnut springs and went thru Jim Hogg, and Russell park. Stopped at overlook, walking on the dam wasn't an option in the heat. 9mi — 6h 30m
Jun 16, 2018
Justin H.
Started at sawyer camp, and hiked to Tejas. Had lunch and enjoyed cold water from tap. Then made it to Walnut Springs. 9.5mi — 6h 00m
Jun 15, 2018
Justin H.
Started friday afternoon at the TH and made it to sawyer camp. Made camp and filled water bottles. Nice afternoon and not many people out 6.5mi — 3h 30m

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  3.9 from 21 votes

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