South Shore Playground Parking Area to Armadillo Ridge Figure 8

I Never Tire of Seeing this Bird
One of the birds I like the most!
User: MikeHikes - 2/10/2018

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 10.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park      3.6 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett park > Burkett trail > Potts Creek > Armadillo (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > Lanky Lackey (20 meters) > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park     3.7 miles

Leg 3 - Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area    3.3 miles

Temp dropped from 40 to 35, heavy overcast with strong, variable northerly winds.

Gloomy, cold day but a day on the trails is better than a day in the house.  All the trails were easy to see and traverse.  There were no animals observed but I saw an American Kestrel and some type of hawk, otherwise the bird activity was pretty low due to the strong, cold winds.  Surprisingly, there were more people than usual on the trails either jogging or mountain biking.  Today was the park's monthly "Volunteer Trail Maintenance Day" - I saw about a dozen volunteers gather at the Playground parking area as I prepared to hike.  I didn't see them on the trails I hiked and when I returned to my car, they were gone.


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

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


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I Never Tire of Seeing this Bird
Area around San Angelo State Park
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