Goldthwaite Gallop

Total Miles
20.5

Elevation

461.29 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Beginning just south of the town of Goldthwaite, the trail begins at Ranch Road 3023 off of Hwy 16. A few miles of paved road abruptly ends and becomes a dirt road leading south towards Shaw Bend of the Colorado River. The long sweeping straightaways of the county road end after turning on to County Road 427, where the road becomes marked with hills and curves as it loops around the north end of Shaw Bend. A quick turn onto a dirt road leads towards Double Ford at the Colorado River. The road quickly goes down towards a water crossing which is typically gentle and under a foot deep. Be sure to remain cautious of fast currents and high water levels after storms in the area, checking the current and depth before crossing. The trail continues on past a rock quarry where large trucks and commercial equipment may be sharing the road. Continue down the road past the quarry and towards Hwy 16, just north of the town of San Saba.

Photos of Goldthwaite Gallop

Goldthwaite Gallop
Goldthwaite Gallop
Goldthwaite Gallop

Difficulty

Easy for the most part, and the water crossing is typically 2WD friendly, but may be deeper at some times.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Dave Hellman
Mar 29, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Lots of recent rain had the river up. That was the only sketch part of the drive, but solid rock bottom. Covered the steps of a 19 Ram 2500 truck. Lots of wildlife and cool views.
Matthew Lackey
Jul 23, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Tyler Bradford
Jul 09, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Jeffrey Price
May 02, 2023
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Washboard
Muddy/Wet
Normal
Dusty

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