Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook

Some nice looking trees along the North Concho River near Cougar Overlook.
User: MikeHikes - 2/14/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes

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Out     Burkett park > Burkett > service roads (ENE) > old boat ramp (S) > fence line (E then N) > Cougar Overlook     3.5 miles

Return Cougar Overlook > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction > Flintstone > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground > shortcut to Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett > Burkett park   4.9 miles

Temps in the mid-70's, sunny then partly cloudy and light breeze.

Did a roundabout route to Cougar Overlook by hiking along a cow path along the barb wire fence bordering the grazing area for the longhorns; the longhorns were in the area but left us alone as we hiked by them.

Not much to report about the route except we saw quite a few water birds along the North Concho River.

Return route was along designated trails.  We saw lots of birds, including a juvenile Broad-Winged Hawk, a kestrel and a pair of Great Horned Owls. Additionally, we saw a cottontail as well as a jack rabbit!  A longer than expected hike but an enjoyable one.

NOTES

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

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Overlook.

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

Water and shade available at Bell's Point.



Log Photos
Trees along the North Concho
Area around San Angelo State Park
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