North Shore Bell's Trailhead to Cougar Overlook Loop

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The owl was hunting when I interrupted him. He flew to the tree and squawked at me before settling down and watching as I took his photo.
User: MikeHikes - 9/25/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 9.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes


Out    -  Bell's Trailhead > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Dinosaur Trail > Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area > DInosaur Trail > Upper Big Hill > Badlands > River Bend Trail > service road (NNE) > Cougar Overlook       6.3 miles

Return - Cougar Overlook > Javalina Trail > Lower Ghost Camp > River Bend Campground > Lower Ghost Camp > South Slick Rock > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Scenic Loop > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Shady Trail > Bell's Trailhead    3.6 miles

Temp started at 58, ended at 80. Sunny, no clouds, very light SW breeze.

An easy, peaceful hike along damp then dry trails.  Numerous deer were out and a solitary owl was seen (photo attached) as I drove into the park.  Some birds were out but nothing unusual to report; just a pleasant, peaceful hike in the state park with no crowds to disturb me.


Info kiosk and bicycle repair station at Bell's Trailhead.  Water and shade are available in the nearby campgrounds.

Water, shade, and info kiosk available at Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area.

Info kiosk, shade and a bicycle repair station available at Cougar Overlook.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets availabvle at River Bend Campground.

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Area around San Angelo State Park
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