South Shore Burkett Park to Armadillo Ridge to Playground Parking Area and Back

A Short Climb
Red Dam Loop Trail is a good place to visualize what the park looked like when the reservoir was full.
User: MikeHikes - 2/29/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 10.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes


Leg 1 -  Burkett Park > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park   3.0 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground Parking Area     3.4 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground Parking Area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park     3.8 miles

Temp started at 47, ended at 71.  Light overcast then sunny, steady 10-15 mph WSW wind.

LOTS of other users on the dry and easy to traverse trails today!  I saw two white tail deer; no other animals.  Lots of smaller, ground hugging birds, especially the White Crowned Sparrows were spotted.  There was nothing really unusual to report except for the large number of other trail users.


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

Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station available at Playground Parking Area. 

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A Short Climb
Area around San Angelo State Park