South Shore - Playground parking are to Burkett Park Loop + Roadrunner Loop

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This male Golden Fronted Woodpecker was flying from tree to tree looking for bugs. Hopefully, he found enough after expending all that energy looking!
User: MikeHikes - 3/11/2023

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 2point5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett Park     3.6 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Lanky Lackey > Nature Trail > Tasajilla Flats > Horny Toad Trailhead > Playground parking area    3.7 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area   3.1 miles

Temp started at 60, ended at 89.  Stong, constant 10-15mph SW winds.  Sunny with few clouds.

A leisurely hike along well defined and easy to traverse trails.  The scent of blooming agaritas were ever presant and enjoyable!  There are a few low to the ground purple, yellow and orange flowers in bloom and the butterflies and moths are more visible.  Birds were singing for mates and a male Golden Fronted Woodpecker (photo attached) went from tree to tree looking for bugs.  More than the usual number of folks were on the trails which didn't surprise me since this is the first day of Spring Break and it is Saturday.


Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station are available at the Playground parking area.

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

Water and shade are available at various campsites along Roadrunner Loop.  Toilets and info kiosks are available at three locations along Roadrunner Loop as well.

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Area around San Angelo State Park
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