Here are some photos of my hike to Crockett Garden Falls on Georgetown Lake near Austin, TX.
The hike is 3 miles each way and takes about 3 hours round trip if you go slow, explore every side trail, and take a lot of pictures like I did. The trail is rugged with many sharp jagged rocks.
I saw some wildlife like flowers, insects, squirrels, lizards, and birds of prey. I brought 1 bottle of water, cell phone, and pepper spray. I was passed by a few other hikers and a mountain biker.
The Goodwater loop trail head of the San Gabriel River Trail is inside Cedar Breaks Park. Scroll down to the end of page to see the 6 photos of the waterfall as it was in May 2022. It looks much different now that the lake water level is low.
The trail is very rocky, with rough and jagged rocks.
It took me about 30 min to get to this point. You can see the lake in the background.
These look like snake berries, do not eat.
There are some side trails that lead to the lake in the first mile:
It is fairly hilly, with lots of ups and downs.
The trail is up over 100 feet about the lake and there is a cliff:
Mile marker 1 is about 1/3 of the way.
There is a lot of shade due to trees.
one of the steep and rocky sections:
One of the few park benches on the trail.
The path is super rocky with some kind of porous lava rocks.
Some wildflowers along the way
The creek that flows to the lake.
The trail splits here, follow the sign arrow to Crockett Garden Falls:
I took all these photos with my s9 phone.
This part of the waterfall is on the left of the dome.
If you want to stay overnight, the Cedar Breaks Park has camping spots, restrooms, and drinking water.