South Shore Roadrunner Loop then Playground to Burkett Loop

A Few Monarchs Remain
Most of the Monarch Butterflies have already headed South but there are a few stragglers still around.
User: MikeHikes - 10/20/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area       3.5 miles

Leg 2 -  Playground parking area > Horny Toad > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park    3.8 miles

Leg 3 -  Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area       3.2 miles

Temp started at 60, ended at 75.  Overcast until Leg 3, then partly cloudy.  Liittle to no wind for the entire hike.

An easy hike along dry trails. I started early hoping to see more wildlife but I was disappointed - there were lots of whitetail deer but that was it. The few birds that were out kept to the low scrub for most of the hike. There were a few Monarchs but it looks like the majority have left the area.  Not much went on so will stop here.


Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station available at Playground parking area.

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

Water, shade and a few toilets available along Roadrunner Loop in the campsites and bathhouses.

Log Photos
A Few Monarchs Remain
Area around San Angelo State Park
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