Texas August 20, 2019
The Hike To This Texas Swimming Hole Might Be More Beautiful Than The Water Itself
We have several gorgeous spots to make a splash here in Texas, but the trails leading to them are criminally underrated. At Blue Hole Park in Georgetown, this short and sweet riverside hike just might be more beautiful than the destination itself.
Clocking in at just 1.3 miles round-trip, Pickett Trail is a short and sweet little hike in Blue Hole Park. It's lined with trees for the entire duration, offering plenty of shade to keep you cool.
Paralleling the San Gabriel River, the trail is elevated to provide stunning waterfront views. Keep an eye out for turtles and fish splashing around!
Rocky hill climbs are interspersed between stretches of flat terrain, so you'll never know what's waiting around the corner. This ever-changing landscape makes for an absolutely unforgettable outdoor adventure.
Across the stream, a small beach almost taunts hikers with its pristine white sand. Maybe you'll find a way over there to indulge in some relaxation after working up a sweat.
Shallow water means everyone - kids and pets included - can go for a swim. It'll feel mighty refreshing after trekking beneath the blazing Texas sun.
At the trail's end, you'll come upon a little spillway that creates a miniature waterfall. Take a second to close your eyes and get lost in the powerful roar; this is bliss if we've ever experienced it.
Address: 100 Blue Hole Park, Georgetown, TX 78626. The trail is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
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Have you ever hiked this gorgeous trail? If so, we’d love to hear what your experience was like! Check out our previous article to learn more about another swimming hole hike in Texas:
Hiking To This Aboveground Cave In Texas Will Give You A Surreal Experience.