South Shore Playground Parking Area to Burkett Park

A Kestrel in Flight
A composite photo of an American Kestrel spotted today. He was flying away from me as I hiked.
User: MikeHikes - 12/19/2018

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Out      Playground Parking Area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park       4.2 miles

Return  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground Parking Area    3.3 miles

Temp in low to mid 50's, partly cloudy and light wind.

An easy hike along damp trails that were easy to see and traverse.  Quite a few ground hugging birds were out; they were ground huggers not because of the wind, but because of the American Kestrels perched in the trees.  Also saw a hawk of some type swooping about four feet above the ground as he searched for food.

All in all, an enjoyable hike!


Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station available at the Playground Parking Area.

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

IMPORTANT - Trail maps have been updated but the maps displayed in the info kiosks have not - trust the trail map.

Log Photos
A Kestrel in Flight
Area around San Angelo State Park