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North Shore Out-and-Back

Intermediate

Trail

14.8 mile 23.8 kilometer out and back
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 642' 196 m
Descent: -642' -196 m
High: 904' 276 m
Low: 804' 245 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Paul Szendrey

An out-and-back run on a well-defined trail that follows the shoreline of Lake Georgetown.

Paul Szendrey

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a great run option along the more manageable north shore section of trail at Lake Georgetown. There are some undulations in the trail that add up to a good amount of elevation gain (~800+ ft) with access to two parking areas and facilities.

Need to Know

In addition to runners, you'll also encounter campers, hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. Overall, an enjoyable trail.

Description

This run heads north and west on a moderate to easy section of the Goodwater Loop Trail. The trail goes completely around Lake Georgetown for a total of 26 miles, however, this out-and-back adds up to a little more than half of that while still giving a good sense for the terrain around the lake.

There are four Army Corps of Engineers parks along the trail that have water, and three have bathroom facilities. The north shore section is just a bit easier than the south shore trail section. There are no extremely difficult hills or trail sections.

Flora & Fauna

Cedar/juniper, oak, typical grasses and other vegetation. Deer, squirrel, rabbits, and an occasional snake.

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Mar 22, 2019
Amy German
Oct 22, 2017
Ryan Helmoski

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Section of the trail between Russel and Jim Hogg Park. This gets slippery when wet.
Nov 10, 2018 near Serenada, TX
Small waterfall off a creek running parallel to the Goodwater Loop trail. You have to walk a bit off trail to get to it.
Sep 22, 2018 near Serenada, TX
Located between Russel and Jim Hogg park.
Nov 10, 2018 near Serenada, TX
A nice section of solid granite along the Goldwater Loop.
Mar 8, 2017 near Serenada, TX
A section of slick rock along the Goldwater Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Serenada, TX
A beautifully built switchback along the Goldwater Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Serenada, TX

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