The Good Water Loop is perfect for a long trail run, backpacking, hiking, and camping.

The Good Water Loop is a 26.9 mile loop trail around the San Gabriel River through Russel Park and Sawyer Park. Just outside of Georgetown, Texas, this trail is perfect for a lengthy trail run or for an overnight backpacking trip. This trail is open year-round, and dogs are allowed to use this trail if kept on leash. The trail offers scenic views of the 'lake,' along with gorgeous wild flowers in the spring. 

A recommended route is to start at Cedar Breaks and to hike about 15 miles to Walnut Creek primitive camp site. This camp site offers plenty of good spots to pitch a tent and a small beach for lake access. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
  • Snacks and food for an overnight
  • Layers and sun protection
  • Overnight gear such as a tent, water filter, method of cooking food, sleeping bag and pad 
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RT Distance 26.91 Miles
Elevation Gain 1519 Feet
Activities Camping, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers

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