Park Mid-section - Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook Short Route

No Threat Intended
Although it looks like the lizard is hissing or acting aggressive, he was not - it was merely a yawn.
User: MikeHikes - 5/12/2023

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > Potts Creek > Playground Trail > Bell's Point > Playground Trail (N) > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction > River Bend Trail > service road (ENE) > Cougar Overlook    4.8 miles

Leg 2 -  Cougar Overlook > service road (SSW) > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Burkett Trail > Burkett park      3.5 miles

Temp started at 76, ended at 88. Humid, overcast then mostly cloudy with light wind and a few gusts.

Trails were dry, easy to see and traverse.  There are a few overgrown areas on Playground near the junction with Flintstone but if you move slowly and watch for snakes, there are no issues.

A few javelinas were spotted and a few deer otherwise birds and lizards (photo attached) were the most common creatures sighted.  There are still lots of cacti blooming BUT it appears the Lace Cactus have bloomed and are finished for this year. I saw the shriveled stubs of numerous blooms but no blooms themselves.  There are also lots of wildflowers in bloom and the Mexican Hats are the most colorful.  


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

Water, shade and an info kiosk available at Bell's Point.

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

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

Log Photos
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Area around San Angelo State Park
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