South Shore Playground parking area to 5 Points Junction Loop

One of the Controlled Burn Areas
This area is off Tasajilla Flats trail. A lot of the burned material seemed to be mesquite, scrub and prickly pear cactus. I've already seen grass growing in the burned areas.
User: MikeHikes - 1/21/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 14.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 25 minutes


Out       Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction     7.8 miles

Return  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > Playground > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett > Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area     6.5 miles

Temps in the mid 40's to start and 59 at end, sunny and strong northerly wind.

A long hike today along the park's major south and central trails.  The park has some areas burned from a controlled burn a month ago so lots of trash was uncovered which I picked up.  Still more out there so if you see trash, please pick it up!

Not much wildlife except for the beginning of the hike when I flushed about a dozen white tails out including three bucks that were 6 and 8 points looks like they'll get the chance to grow a bit larger this year!

All in all an uneventful hike but nonetheless, an enjoyable one.


Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.

Water and shade available at Bell's Point - approx .30 miles South of the junction of Flintstone and Playground trails (return leg).

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

Log Photos
One of the Controlled Burn Areas
Area around San Angelo State Park
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