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North Sam Gabriel Dam Loop via Cedar Breaks Road

based on 18 tracks & routes #1 hike out of 3 in
25.6 mi
Distance
15 hrs 28 min
Time
terrain
131 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail in Russel Park.

  1. There is generally cell phone service around the lake, but a few dead spots. Conserve your phone battery by shutting your phone totally off except when checking maps, communicating, taking photos, unless you have a solar charger or a backup charger. 2. Do not bring your dog on this hike unless you are prepared to carry your dog out if he/she becomes lame or ill. The rangers, staff, police, or EMS WILL NOT rescue your dog if they cannot make it out on their own. 3. This sounds counterintuitive as the trail goes around one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Central Texas, but here goes: Bring a lot of water with you. Most of the trail is not adjacent to the water and in many places, there is no access via side trails to and from the waterside. All the parks offer free/clean water (Cedar Breaks, Russell, Tejas, and Jim Hogg) to get refills.

This trail goes by Lake Georgetown.

Getting Started

  1. There is generally cell phone service around the lake, but a few dead spots. Conserve your phone battery by shutting your phone totally off except when checking maps, communicating, taking photos, unless you have a solar charger or a backup charger. 2. Do not bring your dog on this hike unless you are prepared to carry your dog out if he/she becomes lame or ill. The rangers, staff, police, or EMS WILL NOT rescue your dog if they cannot make it out on their own. 3. This sounds counterintuitive as the trail goes around one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Central Texas, but here goes: Bring a lot of water with you. Most of the trail is not adjacent to the water and in many places, there is no access via side trails to and from the waterside. All the parks offer free/clean water (Cedar Breaks, Russell, Tejas, and Jim Hogg) to get refills.

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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Amazing Trail... Took about 6 hours at around a 13-14/min pace. Trail gets a little rocky and difficult to run in sections but all in all a great course. Parking at the trail head and back to the car was 26.23 miles ...
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    As a former host at Russel Park and Cedar Breaks, I thought I would add in a few comments here for those considering this hike. 1. There is generally cell phone service around the lake, but a few dead spots. Conserve your phone battery by shutting your phone totally off except when checking maps, communicating, taking photos, unless you have a solar charger or a backup charger. 2. Do not bring your dog on this hike unless you are prepared to carry your dog out if he/she becomes lame or ill. The rangers, staff, police, or EMS WILL NOT rescue your dog if they cannot make it out on their own. 3. This sounds counterintuitive as the trail goes around one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Central Texas, but here goes: Bring a lot of water with you. Most of the trail is not adjacent to the water and in many places, there is no access via side trails to and from the waterside. All the parks offer free/clean water (Cedar Breaks, Russell, Tejas, and Jim Hogg) to get refills.
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