Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Lookout and back

Fox on Potts
Another trail user. He saw me coming, courteously stopped so I could take his photo, then departed in no particular hurry.
User: MikeHikes - 7/20/2019

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 5stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Rollercoaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction    4.3 miles

Leg 2 -  5 Points Junction > River Bend > service road (E) > Cougar Lookout > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction       2.6 miles

Leg 3 -  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > service road (NE) > Trailhead to Trailhead Trail (S) > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park    1.9 miles

Temp started at 72, ended at 92.  Sunny, slightly humid, light breeze.

A very relaxing hike on dry, easy to see and traverse trails. I started early and was rewarded with seeing a fox on two different trails (photo attached), a Tarantula as well as numerous low flying birds.  As I hiked and felt the sun on my back and the wind gently blowing, I happily realized it doesn't get much better than this!


Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.

Shade, info kiosk and a bicycle repair station available at Cougar Lookout.


Log Photos
Fox on Potts
Area around San Angelo State Park