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Hike to Crockett Gardens and Falls

Georgetown, Texas

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

7.69 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Amanda Webb

Scenic hike around the cliffs of Lake Georgetown to where a natural spring feeds several small waterfalls near Georgetown, TX.

This is a 7.6 mile out-and-back trail snaking along the banks of Lake Georgetown. The trailhead is located in Cedar Breaks Park. There is no fee to hike the trail however there are fees for camping, boating, or picnicking so be sure to tell the attendants you are just there to hike. Once through the gate, make the first left into the parking lot for the trailhead.

This hike is a section of the San Gabriel Goodwater Loop, a 26 mile loop around Lake Georgetown. This section of the trail is easy to moderate with slight elevation changes. The trail itself offers a fair amount of shade from the Cedar trees but can be extremely hot in the summer. Good tennis shoes or hiking boots are recommended as the trail is very rocky. After about a mile, the trail opens up around the cliffs of the lake to offer stunning views from several overlooks. Some of the cliffs are up to 100 ft from the water below and offer great spots to take in the sunset. If hiking with kids or pets, keep an eye on them as the overlooks do not have protection.

Once you have gone about 3 miles you will come across some remnants of an old homestead. You will see a sign pointing you to the short spur trail to reach the falls. The falls are located in a small cove off the lake offering a great place to dip your feet and cool off before you head back.

Note: trail can be busy on weekends

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Waterfall

Reviews

This is a 2.5 mile to the Falls. Hike over to the water fall and enough the cool dripping water from the landscape. Head back to the trail head stopping half way to make a detour off to the side to find the cliffs with unobstructed water views. Feeling adventurous? Leap off the cliffs into the beautiful blue water. There’s plenty of spots to climb back up the rocks to jump as many times as you want.

This is a great hike. Pick a day that is not too hot. Some of the cliffs are straight down so watch your pets and kids

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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