Georgetown, Texas – Good place for hikers and bikers

I love riding my bike.  Ever since I got out of the Army, I retired from running and decided to take up sports that had less impact on the joints:  Swimming and Biking.

Over the past year, I could only squeeze in 1 day per week to exercise and I used that for swimming.  Now, I’m working my way up to two days and biking is back in the routine.  The thing I love about Georgetown is that there are trails for every skill level.  I can easily veer off the trail, if I’m feeling adventuresome, and find some challenging, rocky course that will usually end with me getting a bit scratched up and my wife giving me that “you are one clumsy fool” look.

Here’s an article below that my friend John wrote for me about the growing hike and bike trails in Georgetown.  After you finish reading about the trail in this article, call me up if you want to experience it in real life and we’ll hit the trails together!

– Your Favorite HOMEboy, Edward

Residents of Georgetown Texas Homes Enjoy Expanding Hike and Bike Trail


Spanning nearly nine miles of the Texas hill country, residents can enjoy hiking and biking in Georgetown Texas on an ever-expanding, local trail system. The trail starts out near the historical downtown square that features Victorian architecture unique to the State of Texas, one-of-a-kind stores, and favorite local restaurants.


Many of the oldest Georgetown Texas homes are within walking distance of the square. Following the river, the trail connects up with the 1.6 mile of granite that loops around San Gabriel Park. The park is home to a nine-hole frisbee golf course, Georgetown’s annual rodeo, and the sunken gardens. Here the city plans to convert an old football stadium into an amphitheater for special events and performances. The trail forks in two directions along the north and south San Gabriel River.


Georgetown Texas homes are built along the next mile of trail that goes upstream toward Blue Hole Park. This beautiful swimming hole is enjoyed by many Georgetown residents throughout the summer. Homeowners here enjoy a nice view of the scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs that are often climbed and hiked by the locals.


The north fork of trail passes under the interstate into Rivery Park. There the path is shaded by 100 year old oaks and pecan trees while it winds through flat and hilly terrain, past a 12-hole frisbee golf course.


Some of the most luxurious Georgetown Texas homes are close to the next stretch of trail, which passes The Georgetown Country Club. The oldest golf course and country club in the city sits adjacent to Chandler Park, a popular place for residents to walk their dog or go fishing. The trail cuts straight through the small park to a stargazing area where residents ponder the vastness of the cosmos at night. Early risers like to walk this part of the trail for birdwatching.


Just past Chandler Park the trail takes you to Georgetown’s challenge course. Nestled among the trees lining the North San Gabriel River, the obstacle course even has parallel zip-lines, and two climbing walls.


Finally, the city trail ends where the San Gabriel River flows into Lake Georgetown. If travelers are wanting more, they can easily get on the Goodwater Loop. This 28-mile trail passes through rugged terrain and completely circles the lake.


The City is committed to both adding to and improving the trail system. A recent bond election resulted in $35.5 million voted in for the development of Georgetown’s parks and recreation. The Garey Family donated their 525-acre ranch to become a city park, and the city has already matched their $5 million dollar donation to develop it. There are also plans to build an equestrian center, amphitheater, and playscape for children.



CHECK OUT THE HELPFUL LINKS BELOW:


GEORGETOWN TRAILS MAP


LAKE GEORGETOWN GOODWATER LOOP

BIKING IN OTHER STATE PARKS

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