Park Mid Section Burkett Park to Cougar Outlook Figure 8

Don't know what kind of snake except he is not a rattler. Saw him stretched on the trail and was able to get a few pics of him tasting the air. He went his way, and we went ours.
User: MikeHikes - 9/18/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Out    Burkett Park > park road (West) > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > River Bend Trail > service road (East) > Cougar Outlook      5.2 miles

Return Cougar Outlook > Flintstone > Playground > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burket Trail > Burkett Park    4.6 miles

Recommend you look at Google Earth to follow the route we took.

Humid, overcast and a light breeze.  We walked the trails seeing two snakes (non-rattlers), a horned toad and numerous lizards - one lizard was quite large; the largest I've seen at the park.

This is directed to a "mountain biker" - slow down A$$HOLE !!  Although you obviously thought nothing of running over a horned toad in your quest to get through the trails as quickly as possible, there aren't many horned toads left in the park.  Rather than race along the trails, why don't you slow down and enjoy the scenery?  By the way, I'm getting tired of picking up your empty GU packets, water bottles and discarded inner tubes - if you bring it in, take it out.


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

Water, shade, info kiosk available at the Multi Trail junction - you will visit this area on your way out and on your way back, if you follow my route.

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Outlook.

Water and shade available at Bell's Point - on the Playground Trail.

Suggest you purchase a laminated park trails map at the South Shore gatehouse ($3).  Shows all the trails in the park.

Log Photos
A Non-Rattler Testing the Air
Area around San Angelo State Park
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