Running and Walking Trails in Georgetown

Running in GeorgetownGeorgetown is a little slice of heaven for runners and walkers. Walking and jogging trails wind through the city and the outlying areas, providing residents with a perfect way to stay fit and healthy. 

I’m sure you’re aware that running is good for you. But do you know how good?

Studies show that running or walking just 5 to 10 minutes each day at a moderate pace may help reduce your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other common diseases.

Runners also generally feel better, according to several studies from Stanford, Harvard, and Oxford. When you run, your body releases hormones called endorphins. Popular culture identifies these as the chemicals behind “runner’s high,” which is a short-lasting, deeply euphoric state following intense exercise.

89% of runners also report that running regularly made them happier, as well as had a positive impact on their mental health and body image.

There are so many reasons to get outside and run or walk, and if you live in Georgetown you have access to some of the best running trails out there. There’s no need to pay for a gym membership or put in hours on a treadmill. Running outside immersed in nature and fresh air in Georgetown is a far better way to stay fit.

Plus, with the recent opening of premier running footwear supplier, Fleet Feet, at 4500 Williams Drive, Ste. 268 in Georgetown, you can get geared up and out on the trails without having to leave town. 

The Best Running Trails in Georgetown, TX

The Randy Morrow Trail

The Randy Morrow Trail is a 5.5 mile trail that starts at San Gabriel Park and connects several City parks before ending at Booty’s Road Park. The section of the trail from San Gabriel Park through Rivery Park and ending at Chandler Park is lighted from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

If you’re looking to extend your run on the Randy Morrow Trail, it connects to the Lake Georgetown trails on the north end.

Lake Georgetown Trails

Lake Georgetown has trails around its perimeter, and they offer a spectacular dose of nature. As mentioned above, these trails can be accessed at the northernmost end of the Randy Morrow Trail, or if you want to skip the Randy Morrow trail, you can get there by car via the Cedar Hollow Parking Access Trail or other designated parking areas along the trail.

 

The shortest trail in this network is the North Shore Out-and-Back Trail. It’s 14.7 miles, and is relatively flat with about 600 ft of vertical variation located on the north side of Lake Georgetown. This out-and-back trial can be made into a longer loop when it connects with the Goodwater Loop Trail.

 

The Goodwater Loop Trail is 26.4 miles total, a perfect distance for marathon training or those looking to push their limits. The Goodwater Loop includes the North Shore Out-and-Back trail as part of the package, so if you want a two-for-one, you can run two trails in the same loop.

Staying Active in Georgetown

If running isn’t your specialty, don’t worry, there’s plenty more to offer in Georgetown. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the trails that wind throughout the city, there is something for everyone who wants to stay active and healthy.

 

Georgetown offers a perfect balance of access to nature, peace and quiet, good neighborhoods, fantastic food and shopping, and accessibility to the Austin area. You can get everything you need and want, without the stuff you don’t.

 

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