Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook and back

Startled Javalina
While on Roller Coaster Trail, I heard an explosive snort and one javalina ran in front of me. I looked to my right and I saw the second one, hackles raised, watching to see what I'd do - I snapped a pic and continued my hike, leaving it alone.
User: MikeHikes - 4/20/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Out     -  Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction > River Bend > service road (N) > Cougar Overlook      5.6 miles

Return -  Cougar Overlook > service road (SSW) > Trailhead to Trailhead Trail (S) > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park   3.0 miles

Temps started at 51, ended at 72.  Cloudy then sunny, little to no wind.

Park re-opened by order of the Governor.  Easy hike along dry and easy to traverse trails; some portions have been recently groomed.  Animals spotted were deer, javalinas and a grey fox.  Numerous birds out although no raptors were seen.  There are patches of wildflowers in bloom and the predominant colors of the flowers are white and yellow with a few scattered patches of purple flowers here and there. 


Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.  IMPORTANT - restrooms are closed due to the Corona virus.

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

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

Log Photos
Startled Javalina
Area around San Angelo State Park