South Shore Playground Parking Area to Burkett Park and Roadrunner Loop
By MikeHikes on 4/27/2020
Distance: 10.50 Miles Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Leg 1 - Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park 3.9 miles
Leg 2 - Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area 3.4 miles
Leg 3 - Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area 3.2 miles
Temps started at 65, ended at 85. Sunny with a steady 10-20 mph wind from the South then shifting from the West.
Hiked along dry, easy to see and traverse trails; some have been recently groomed. Numerous birds were heard but rarely seen - the high winds kept most birds stationary and when they did fly, it was low and for short distances. No animals spotted. Wildflowers are increasing with more yellow and white flowers but the Indian Blankets are making their appearance in scattered clusters along the trails.
I saw numerous lizards (photo attached) while on Roadrunner Loop. These were the first lizards spotted this year and I have no idea why they all congregated on Roadrunner Loop.
There were two other cars at the park but I didn't see a single person on the trails the entire time I was out.
Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station available at Playground parking area. TOILETS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE VIRUS AND THE WATER IS INSIDE THE RESTROOMS. Water is available at the nearby campsites.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park. TOILETS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE VIRUS.
Water and shade are available at various campsites along Roadrunner Loop.
Info Kiosk, water, and toilets available at the mid-way point on Roadrunner Loop. TOILETS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE VIRUS.