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Total Log Entries: 4 (Rank: 144th) [List Them] [Map Them]
Total Distance: 11.50 Miles (Rank: 276th)
Average Distance: 2.88 Miles

Average Rating: (3.03)
Average Difficulty: (1.24)
Average Solitude: (1.74)

Earliest Log Entry: 1/21/2007
Latest Log Entry: 2/3/2007

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Nice Walk by the River
Georgetown - San Gabriel Trail - 2/3/2007  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I was surprised to find such a nice park in Georgetown. I started in San Gabriel Park and hiked the North San Gabriel Trail. There were several people in the park, playing games, and fishing, but not as many on the trail. I went west on the trail, until it met a road, near the Georgetown Country Club. The whole trail was paved in concrete, and very well maintained. Most of it looked very new. It crosses over the San Gabriel River 4 times, and leads you through a lot of trees, and past a couple parks. I really enjoyed this trail.
Nice walk by the lake
Brushy Creek Lake Park - 1/31/2007  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.75 Miles Duration: N/A
I have hiked this trail a few times. I went back last Sunday to check it out again. The trail is fairly level throughout. It starts by the parking area. There are several covered shelters that can be rented or used, first come, first served, for picnics and parties. There is also a kids' splash area, with built-in sprinklers. Next to the kids' area are the restrooms and water fountains. The trail is kind of circular. It leads you from a wooded area, out toward the lake, where there's a canoe launch. It extends down the north side of the lake, and loops back around to the wooded area. The trail is mostly cinder, with a few patches of concrete. On the far west side of the park, there is a more rustic trail, that is made out of wood chips and dirt. There were quite a few people out on Sunday afternoon, and many of them had their dogs with them. This is a popular spot for fishing, kite flying, and bringing dogs.
Cute little park under IH 35
Round Rock Memorial Park - 1/25/2007  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
This is a nice, little park in Round Rock. The trail forms a loop around the creek, and is mostly concrete. The southeast side of the trail, near the parking lot, has many picnic tables, and a playground for the kids. There are a few plaques to read in this area too. I enjoyed eating a snack by the creek, and watching the ducks bob under the water to look for food. The east side of the park is bound by a low water crossing. If the water is too high, you will not be able to cross over it. The west side of the park takes you under IH 35, and toward the round rock, that Round Rock is named after. This part of the trail has a plaque that marks the Chisolm Trail, where many cattle drives went through. This is an enjoyable little park, with personality. I recommend it for a quick trip. It won't take you very long to go through and see all the sights in the park.
Nice, easy walk in the suburbs
Brushy Creek Regional Trail - 1/21/2007  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 5.25 Miles Duration: N/A
I discovered this trail over a year ago and I really enjoy this hike because the trail is well paved, with crushed granite. The first part of the hike, is through a park area, with a pool, tennis courts, playground, and open fields for baseball and soccer. As you go further down the trail, you walk along the path of Brushy creek. There is a lot of shade along the creek, to keep you cool on a hot day. I enjoy this trail especially after a light rain, when you can hear the creek rushing. There is a small cemetary toward the middle of the trail, with a plaque, and grave markers. The trail is very busy on weekends, and during the evening. A lot of families, mountain bikers, and joggers use the trail. Early in the morning, around sunrise, and late in the evening, as the trail clears out, I have spotted deer coming out of the wooded areas to drink from the creek. The trail is pretty easy, with only a few hills and inclines, until you reach the dam that creates Brushy Creek Lake Park. Anyone can easily walk this trail, but I have seen young children get tired, and their parents have to carry them. There are restrooms and water fountains at the trailhead, but no other water along the way, so you might want to carry your own. If you go through this park, and over the dam to Brushy Creek Lake Park, they have restrooms and water there too.