Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to 5 Points Junction Figure 8

Playground Trail
A very small piece of the Playground Trail. Not all rock and not all dirt, just a long scenic trail.
User: MikeHikes - 1/5/2021

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 3point5stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes


Out     -  Burkett park > WS to LL Connector > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Potts Creek > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction    5.0 miles

Return -  5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park     3.9 miles

Temp started at 32 and ended at 50.  Sunny with little to no wind.

Uneventful hike along frosty and damp trails.  After the scheduled weekend hunt, the animals were pretty scare.  I saw a lone doe as I drove in then spotted a small herd of five deer about two hours later - when the herd saw me from a distance, they went running!  Later, a lone javalina burst from the brush about 20 yards in front of me and quickly disappeared.  I saw a few birds here and there but it was just the usual suspects.

The trails were easy to see and traverse so although there wasn't much wildlife about, it was still a good way to stretch the legs for my first hike of 2021!

Total miles hiked  (prior to this hike)  - 3038.1.

Total hikes logged (prior to this hike) - 380

Average distance  (prior to this hike)  - 8.0 miles


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.

Log Photos
Playground Trail
Area around San Angelo State Park
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