Lake Georgetown, Good Water Trail

Georgetown, Texas

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The rugged Good Water Trail is named for the Tonkawa people, or Tickanwatic, who called this land near the North Fork of the San Gabriel River the “land of good water.” The trail winds through dense juniper stands, hardwood bottomlands, and prairie grasslands, often along the limestone cliffs that border Lake Georgetown, which was constructed by the Corps of Engineers for flood control. The lake also serves as the water supply for Georgetown and Round Rock.

Lake Georgetown, Good Water Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The rugged Good Water Trail is named for the Tonkawa people, or Tickanwatic, who called this land near the North Fork of the San Gabriel River the “land of good water.”

The trail winds through dense juniper stands, hardwood bottomlands, and prairie grasslands, often along the limestone cliffs that border Lake Georgetown, which was constructed by the Corps of Engineers for flood control. The lake also serves as the water supply for Georgetown and Round Rock."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Georgetown
Distance: 26
Elevation Gain: 160 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 15 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 890 feet
Top Elevation: 900 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgetown Lake Office
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Georgetown, Good Water Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/24/2009
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This trail is unbelievable. There is so much to look at and take pictures of. Gotta love the remote waterfall too!


8/24/2009
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This is an awesome trail it has multiple types of terrrain beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife i saw plenty of deer rabbits and squirrels, walks along the the outer rim of the lake, multiple camping spots so that it can accomadate overnight primitive camping excellent hike


8/15/2008
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5/19/2008
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This is easily the best distance hiking trail or backpacking trail in the Austin area. It is still fairly trafficked for some reason! It crosses a number of different types of terrain including open grassy areas, fairly dense tree-ed areas, a spring fed water fall, limestone cliffs above the reservoir, has at least 5 or 6 camping options to make it an overnighter or 3 day trip, etc.... I have used it as a training hike multiple times.



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May 2018