Trail Run Project Logo

Goodwater Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (31)

A 26-mile trail leading around Lake Georgetown.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

26.4

Miles

42.5

KM

99%

Runnable

916' 279 m

High

803' 245 m

Low

973' 297 m

Up

986' 300 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · 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 runed 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeremy R with improvements by Kyle C-in-Texas

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 31 votes

#186

Overall
  4.1 from 31 votes
5 Star
32%
4 Star
48%
3 Star
16%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#3

in Texas

#186

Overall
38 Views Last Month
11,748 Since Dec 15, 2016
Intermediate

0%
0%
83%
9%
9%
0%

Photos

the flattest part of the trail is between mile 10 -15, great for casual bike rides.
Nov 24, 2021 near Serenada, TX
Sunrise between mile marker 23 and 24
Nov 24, 2021 near Serenada, TX
Between Mile 1 and 2 markers
Nov 24, 2021 near Serenada, TX
close to mile marker 9
Nov 24, 2021 near Serenada, TX
Sunrise across the dam
Nov 24, 2021 near Serenada, TX
Section of the trail between Russel and Jim Hogg Park. This gets slippery when wet.
Nov 10, 2018 near Serenada, TX

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 77 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Feb 15, 2022
Josh Sprague
Just ran part of it today. The north side from Tejas is in fantastic shape, and the south side from Tejas is amazing right now. 11.8mi
Nov 10, 2018
Dayna S
Most dry with a few puddles. 8.1mi — 1h 45m
Nov 3, 2018
Dayna S
Ran from Overlook Park. Trails were still muddy in places but drying up. No standing water. Monarchs were migrating through. 5mi — 0h 56m
Sep 22, 2018
Dayna S
Dare to Ascend Trail Run. Muddy and slick. 6.3mi
Sep 15, 2018
Dayna S
Hot and humid. Trail was very muddy with puddles. 6.5mi
Sep 9, 2018
Dayna S
Slippery, wet, muddy, one tree in path. 6.2mi — 1h 09m