Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook

Park Longhorn
The longhorns are in the park midsection along the trails. Be aware of them and leave them alone. They won't bother you if you don't bother them!
User: MikeHikes - 1/7/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes


Out     Burkett park > Burkett > East Potts Creek > Armadillo (W) > Playground > Flintstone > Cougar Overlook             4.8 miles

Return  Cougar Overlook > service road (W) > River Bend (S) > 5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Armadillo (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park               5.3 miles

Two years ago today, I made my first log entry!!

Temps in the mid 40's to start and upper 50's at end.  Sunny and windy.

Trails were damp which surprised me; we've have no real rain for awhile.  Very pleasant otherwise, no animals but quite a few birds.  The park's longhorns were near the Armadillo Ridge area and on the trails but they left me alone.  All in all, a nice day to hike !


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

Water and shade available at Bell's Point (near the northern end of Playground Trail).

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction - you'll hit this area on the way out and the return if you follow my route.

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Overlook.

Log Photos
Park Longhorn
Area around San Angelo State Park