South Shore Playground to Armadillo Ridge

Flowers still in bloom
Flowers continue to blossom at the park! The majority are these purple flowers as well as some large sunflowers located near the streams and ponds.
User: MikeHikes - 7/31/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 5stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Out  Playground parking lot > Tasajilla Flats Trail > Nature Trail> Lanky Lackey Trail > Roller Coaster Trail > West Potts Creek Trail > Armadillo Ridge Trail (East) > East Potts Creek Trail > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park    6.2 miles

Return  Burkett Park > Winding Snake Trail > Chaparral Trail > Playground parking lot   2.6 miles

Overcast day with a light north wind and some cooler temps made for a good hike.  The trails are becoming somewhat overgrwon with vegetation due to recent rains and humid air.  Some of the trails have been cleared but the weeds continue to grow!  Caution is advised to watch for snakes and other reptiles. 

When I was nearly finished with the hike, I saw one bicyclist at the end of Chaparral Trail - solitude was nice! 

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

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

Log Photos
Flowers still in bloom
Area around San Angelo State Park
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