Hike and Bike Trails
The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department has nearly nine miles of hike and bike trails along the North and South San Gabriel Rivers.
San Gabriel River Trail
There is a 1.6-mile granite trail that loops through San Gabriel Park. Along the North San Gabriel River, there is a one-mile lighted concrete trail that starts in San Gabriel Park and goes to Rivery Park. Along the South San Gabriel River, there is a one-mile lighted concrete trail that starts near the intersection of College Street and W.L. Walden Drive and goes to Blue Hole Park.
The City of Georgetown’s San Gabriel River Trail was designated a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2006.
Pickett Trail was built in the 1970s and historians say it was named after Bill Pickett, a famous rodeo cowboy. Pickett Trail is a natural trail with portions being of hard rock surface. Steps and stairs provide access along the trail. The width of the trail varies from 4-6 feet. Pickett Trail goes through rock formations and outcroppings that are hard to find and unique to the area.
The trail connects to the existing San Gabriel River Trails which is fully accessible and 8.2 miles. The San Gabriel River Trails follow the North and South San Gabriel River through San Gabriel Park and ultimately to Lake Georgetown. Pickett Trail picks up where the San Gabriel River Trails end at Blue Hole Park.
Pickett Trail is a natural progression down the South San Gabriel River. This trail provides for a more challenging hike than our other trail systems and is not ADA accessible. This newly restored trail has been made usable and safe for the citizens without damaging the natural beauty of the river corridor.
For more information on the trail system, please contact Georgetown Parks and Recreation at 512-930-3595.
Garey Park has more than seven miles of trails spanning the entire park, giving hikers and horseback riders an opportunity to explore the park’s beautiful natural areas.
The shared-use trail is 4.68 miles. The trail is made of crushed white limestone and is 10 feet wide and can accommodate both hikers and horseback riders alike.
In addition, there are 2.6 miles of pedestrian-only trails, which are made up of red crushed granite.
Bikes are not allowed on the trails but are welcome on paved roadways.