Nice pine forest, but trail gets a bit monontous
Bastrop State Park - Lost Pines Trail
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Distance: 8.50 Miles
Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes
This is a nice place to go near Austin if you want to hike in the pine forest. The Lost Pines are quite beautiful, and the terrain is very different than other places within a reasonable driving distance of Austin. The soil is sandy, and the terrain is mostly gently rolling. The nice thing about this hike is its one of the longer loop hikes near Austin. When I was there, I only saw two other groups of hikers on the LPHK, but it wasn't exactly the nicest day to be outdoors. The only negative thing I have to say about Bastrop State Park, and the LPHK is that it gets a bit monontous. The scenery is great, but it doesn't really change at all throughout the hike - other than a few muddy ponds. The small lake is a nice place, but there were quite a few people there.
Overall, not bad...
Trail still submerged...
Good Water Trail
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Distance: 3.00 Miles
Duration: 1 hour
This was my first visit to Lake Georgetown, and I was impressed with what I saw. There seems to be a lot less visible development than at other nearby lakes, so that was nice. The part of the trail I was able to access was quite good, and offered a few nice views of the lake and canyon.
I tried to start my hike from Tejas Camp, but the road into to park was washed out. I drove back to Russell park and hike 1.5 miles or so towards Tejas Camp before the trail went underwater. I think this area has a lot of potential, so I'll definitely be back once the lake gets closer to normal...