South Shore - Playground parking area to Burkett Loop + Roadrunner

A very small Ring Collared Snake
This guy was between 5-6 inches long and slithered rather quickly off the trail as I photographed him.
User: MikeHikes - 8/28/2023

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park     3.8 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area    3.4 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area    3.3 miles

Temp started at 76, ended at 94.  Sunny with light SE breeze at 1-5mph.  Slightly humid.

Trails were slightly damp at first then dry, easy to see and traverse.  All trails have been recently groomed.  Lots of white tail deer were out with fawns.  A few birds were spotted including a Loggerhead Shrike, Kingbirds and various Sparrows.  Reptiles included a very small ring-collared snake that was maybe 5-6 inches in length (photo attached) as well as numerous lizards.  I had the park to myself and only saw a single car parked next to mine.  Not much to say other than it was a very relaxing hike.


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

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

Water and shade available at various campsites parallel to Roadrunner Loop and there are three toilet and info kiosk areas along the route.

Log Photos
A very small Ring Collared Snake
Area around San Angelo State Park
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