Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook Loop

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A doe and her fawn watch me from afar as I hiked on Playground Trail.
User: MikeHikes - 10/13/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 11.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Leg 1 -  Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > Potts Creek > Playground Trail > Bell's Point > Playground Trail > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction    3.9 miles

Leg 2 -  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (N) > Cougar Overlook > service road (WNW) > River Bend Trail (S) > 5 Points Junction   2.7 miles

Leg 3 -  5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Potts Creek (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park    4.5 miles

Temp started at 50 and ended at 80.  Sunny with light wind.

Easy hike along dry, easy to see and traverse trails.  There was not much activity out today even though I started just before sunrise. Bird activity was minimal but I saw a Great Horned Owl as I was driving in, a Jack Rabbit that ran in front of me but wasn't hit and a number of deer watching me drive into the park.  An equestrian I spoke to on the trail, told me she saw about 30 javalina crossing a park road earlier in the day but I wasn't so lucky.

I saw some deer here and there as I hiked but otherwise, it was a long but photo-less hike.


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

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

Water, shade, and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.

Shade, info kiosk and a bicycle repair station available at Cougar Overlook.

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Area around San Angelo State Park
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