Tejas Park: Not sure I was actually on the trail

San Gabriel River in Tejas Park - Goodwater Loop
Take the little foot trail to the left off of the main jeep track from the Tejas Park trailhead to reach the river. ~1.5 mi from trailhead.
User: plectrudis - 9/28/2015

Location: Good Water Trail

Rating: 3point5stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 3.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


This was my first hike on the S Gabriel trail, so I didn't really know what to expect.  I found the trailhead easily enough, but the trail was interrupted by a camping area, and I couldn't figure out where it picked back up.  There was a Jeep track leading off to the left, so I thought, what the heck, and followed it. 

Very pretty views from the Jeep track--the river sweeps around in an arc to the left; on the right is a small prairie, and in the distance in front of you is a nice line of hills.  However, there is ZERO shade, so a fine hike for a Sept evening, but probably miserable on an Aug afternoon.

After about 3/4mile, there was a walking trail leading down to the river, so I took that and scarbbled around the riverbank until it turned sharply to the left.  It was pleasant and desolate--just me, an army of grasshoppers, and some kildeer making very melancholy calls.  Oh, and a lone kayaker, who must have spent as much time walking as paddling.

I'd do it again, but I'll probably try other sections of the trail first--hopefully, more clearly marked sections.


Log Photos
San Gabriel River in Tejas Park - Goodwater Loop
Goodwater Loop - jeep track from Tejas Park trailhead
Area around Good Water Trail
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