North Shore Bell's Trailhead to Lower Ghost Camp Fitness Hike

This guy was found on a service road and is small - maybe the size of a half dollar. Further down the same road, we found two larger horned toads.
User: MikeHikes - 5/3/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes


Route   Bell's Trailhead > Shady Trail > service road (SSW) > Scenic Loop > service road (SSW) > Lower SLick Rock > Lower Ghost Camp > service road (West) > River Bend (NNW) > Badlands > Upper Big Hill > Dinosaur Trail > service road (N) > Bell's Trailhead     6.4 miles

This was a fitness hike with friends.  Temps in the lower 80's, sunny and a good breeze.

At the trailhead, Fido found a non-poisonous snake which caused the snake to immediately slither to safer surroundings.  A lot of the trails are overgrown with some type of weed hanging over the trail.  When I walked through them, the weeds would get into my hiking shoes and stab my ankles.  Numerous times I had to stop and clean my shoes and socks.

When we were on the service road west of the Lower Ghost Camp, we saw a tiny horned toad (photo attached) about the size of a half dollar.  A little further down the road, Fido found two horned toads which I assume were mating.  Pretty good day to see three horned toads so close together.

The hike was a little longer than expected but on a positive note, I was able to verify the accuracy of my pedometer by comparing it to a GPS app and the readings were almost identical.


Water for animals ONLY, info kiosk, shade and dry toilets available at Upper Ghost Camp.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at Dinosaur Tracks area.

Log Photos
Small Horned Toad
Area around San Angelo State Park
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