Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Multi-Trail Junction and Back

As cute as they are, these calves are not pets! Calves are with their mothers who can be very protective. Stay safe, take a picture from a distance and leave them alone!
User: MikeHikes - 6/5/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours

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Out     Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek Trail > Armadillo Trail > Playground Trail > Flintstone Trail > Multi-Trail Junction        3.0 miles

Return  Turkey Creek Trail > Armadillo Trail > West Potts Creek Trail > Roller Coaster Trail > Park Road > Burkett Park                             3.6 miles

After the recent rains, this is the first opportunity I've had to walk a lot of the trails.  In a nutshell, if the trail was somewhat rocky, it is now very rocky, if the trail was rocky, it is now extremely rocky.  The rain washed a lot of the loose dirt from the trails, thereby exposing the rocky caliche or bedrock underneath.  The mostly hard packed dirt trails, have some gourges cut through them exposing rocks, tree roots, etc.  Bottom line - the trails are still very easy to find but you have to take more time hiking them to avoid injuries.

On the plus side, the rain has triggered plant and flower growth through the park, lots of new cactus blooms, fragrant "bee balm" bushes that smell like vanilla are releasing their perfume and other blooming flowers are keeping the bees and other insects busy.

NOTES -

1.  Water, shade and info kiosk available at Burkett Park and at the Multi-Trail Junction which is my name for the area where Turkey Creek, River Bend and Flintstone trails meet.  All trails are easily seen using Google Erath or the map on this website.

2.  As of this writing, some ground bee activity has been noticed on Burkett Trail and reported to the park rangers - unknown what action, if any, they will take.  I am not a bee expert so I treat all bees as if they will swarm and sting.  There have been stories in the local news a year or so ago about two people who were killed after disturbing ground bee hives. 

Be alert, look at the scenery, stay safe and enjoy the hike!

 

 



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