Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Bell's Point and back

Early Morning at the Park
Some of the park longhorns having breakfast on a cold but sunny morning.
User: MikeHikes - 2/1/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Out   -    Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo > Playground Trail > Bell's Point > Playground Trail > service road      3.5 miles

Return -  Service Road (NNE) > Trailhead to Trailhead (S on a service road) > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park     1.8 miles

Temp started at 33, ended at 58.  Sunny with a light WNW breeze.

Easy hike along dry trails and roads.  Longhorns were present (photo attached) but no other animals were seen.  I saw a hawk right at the start of the hike and later a Kestrel as well as a few birds here and there.  Near the end of the outbound leg, I watched a Cactus Wren busily stuff materials into an existing hole - kind of early to build a nest IMO, but he obviously knows something I don't.

A few other trail users were out, otherwise it was just a relaxing, early morning hike.


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

Water, shade and info kiosk available at Bell's Point.

Log Photos
Early Morning at the Park
Area around San Angelo State Park