Park Mid Section Burkett to Cougar Overlook Figure Eight

I've seen a few of these abnormal cicadas missing the entire lower body yet it's very much alive - or is it merely a re-animated husk ready to devour any living cicadas it encounters? Perhaps this is the dawn of the long dreaded Zombie Apocalypse!!
User: MikeHikes - 7/12/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Out     Burkett Park > park road (West) > Roller Coaster Trail > West Potts Creek > Armadillo Trail > Turkey Creek Trail > River Bend Trail > service road (East) > Cougar Overlook       4.7 miles

Return Cougar Overlook > Flintstone Trail > Playground Trail > Armadillo Trail > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park         4.5 miles

If you have a map or use Google Earth and follow the route I took, you'll see why I call this a Figure Eight.

Warm temps, sunny, and a fairly constant breeze made today's hike a very nice one indeed!  When I hiked this same trail on 6/19/2014 there was a very noticeable scent of vanilla in the air from one of the blooming bushes, unfortunately, the scent has all but disappeared.

On the positive side though, there were no gnats!! I assume the drier air and steady breeze had something to do with that one.  As always, pick up any trash you find, take your time and enjoy the trails!


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

Water, infor kiosk and shade are available at the Multitrail Junction where Turkey Creek, River Bend and Flintstone Trails intersect.  You will come to this spot twice if you follow my route.

Water and shade are available at Bell's Point which is near the northern end of the Playground Trail and is shown on the trail maps.

Shade and info kiosk are available at Cougar Outlook (the mid-way point).

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