South Shore Playground parking area to Armadillo Ridge Figure 8
By MikeHikes on 12/10/2017
Distance: 10.80 Miles Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Leg 1 - Playground parking area > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett Park 3.2 miles
Leg 2 - Burkett Park > Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park 3.7 miles
Leg 3 - Burkett Park > Suzanne's Trail > Lanky Lackey > Nature Loop > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area 3.9 miles
Temp start at 40, end at 73. Sunny with wispy upper level clouds, light wind.
A crowded day at the park! The warm weather brought out a lot of people today - mountain bikers, hikers and a few trail joggers. The trails are in good condition, dry and easy to traverse. Park personnel have groomed a few portions of the trails as well.
Usual birds were out - Mockingbirds, White Crowned Sparrows, Black Throated Sparrows, Pyrrhuloxia, and a few raptors. No animals except for part of the official Texas Longhorn herd which were in the hiking area near Armadillo Ridge. Not much to report other than it was a pleasant hike!
Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.