Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to 5 Point Junction

These longhorns were coming to the 5 Points junction as we were leaving. Quite a few groups of cattle were out today. As can be seen, the grass has grown a lot due to the extra rains.
User: MikeHikes - 7/5/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 7.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes


Out     Burkett park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo > Playground > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction     3.7 miles

Return  5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Armadillo (East) > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park      3.7 miles

Temps in the upper 80's, partly cloudy and a 10-15 mph southerly breeze.

Fitness hike with a friend today.  Saw a male Painted Bunting at Burkett Park horse trough but by the time I brought my camera up, he flew away.  First time I've seen this bird at Burkett Park.

Bee brush is begining to bloom again and I've seen a few cactus flowers blooming for the second time this season.  There are also some wildflowers to be seen.

LOTS of longhorns running around today - saw at least four groups of them at various points during the hike.  A few were curious but no problems encountered.

All in all, a good day to hike!


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

Water and shade available at Bell's Point (near the northern end of Playground Trail).

Water, shade and info kiosk availabe at 5 Points Junction (where Flintstone, Turkey Creek and River Bend trails intersect).

Log Photos
Longhorns at 5 Points Junction
Area around San Angelo State Park
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