South Shore Armadillo Ridge to Playground Parking Area Figure 8

Small but Photogenic!
Near the end of the East Potts Creek Trail, this horned toad sat in the middle of the trail. I got the photo and because he was small (about the size of my thumb), I made him get off the trail and scamper to safety in the surrounding brush.
User: MikeHikes - 7/27/2019

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 10.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Burkett park > WS to LL Connector > Roller coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park      3.7 miles

Leg 2 - Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Lanky Lackey > Nature Loop > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area        3.8 miles

Leg 3 - Playground parking area > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett Park     2.9 miles

Temp started at 68, ended at 83.  Sunny with light wind.

The trails were crowded - at least they were crowded compared to the normal amount of traffic I see which is one or two people at most.  The trails themselves are dry and easy to traverse.  Almost all have been groomed and those few spots that haven't, are pretty insignificant as far as obstacles or hinderances.

Today I saw a number of deer; the bucks were 6 and 8 pointers with lots of velvet covering their antlers.  Birds were fairly numerous - cuckoos and painted buntings along with the normally seen birds.   I also saw a small, thin, black snake that may have been one foot long at the most.  Not a quarter a mile down the same trail, a Horned Toad about the size of my thumb, was catching some rays in the middle of the trail.  I got a snap (photo attached) then got him off the trail to safety.


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

Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playgroun Parking Area.

Log Photos
Small but Photogenic!
Area around San Angelo State Park