Rocky trail with nice lake views
Good Water Trail
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Distance: 15.00 Miles
We hiked up to Sawyer Camp and back starting from the Cedar Breaks Park trailhead. The hike offered much variety: lake views, creeks, bushes, interesting rock formations, lots of cacti, and meadowy areas around the camps. Most of the trail was fairly uneven with lots of rocks and stones on the trail - but that was exactly what I was looking for, so I enjoyed it a lot. Also, the trail is fairly narrow at places, so we got to have a lot of contact with the neighboring plants and sometimes cacti. If you don't enjoy this sort of thing, wearing long pants is recommended. Wildlife was more than what I had expected. We saw many deer, an armadillo, and lots of birds.
One disturbance during the hike was the annoying and loud sound of way too many boats on the lake. Not only they created sound pollution, but there was much pollution due to fuel from the boats, especially around the still water below the Crockett Falls area. Another serious problem was the trash -cans, plastic and glass bottles, covers of food products- that were lying on and around the trail, the camps, and even at the parking lot! It is amazing how people can hike and still be so insensitive and idiotic to throw away their trash in the face of the nature. Please do NOT be one of them!
Overall, this hike has perhaps been the best I've done in Central Texas. I cannot wait to return there in the spring to see the wildflowers blooming and the springs gushing.