Out Burkett park > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction 4.4 miles
Return 5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park 3.9 miles
Temps started at 60, ended at 72. Overcast, steady SW wind at 10-15 mph.
An easy, leisurely hike today along dry and easy to see trails. Recently, the park was closed for controlled burns and then a cold snap hit the area so no hikes for me in two weeks! Last time I was out, the agaritas were just beginning to bloom and scent the air; today, I was glad to see numerous agarita bushes in various stages of blooming. Although the scent they released was not overwhelming, nonetheless, it was still present at various places along the trails.
Lots of birds but most were not singing. I saw a couple of raptors high in the sky as well as an American Kestrel perched in a tree so that may be the reason. No animals or reptiles were seen.
No evidence of the controlled burn along my route and the park is beginning to "green out" but not overly so.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.
Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.
Water and shade available at Bell's Point.
IMPORTANT - The info kiosk maps are still out of date - trust the new, park trails map given (free) at the South Shore gate.