North Shore Bell's Trailhead to Cougar Overlook and Back

Foggy Morning
A cold, foggy and frosty morning for a hike.
User: MikeHikes - 1/9/2021

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Out      -  Bell's Trailhead > Dinosaur Trail > DInosaur Tracks Viewing Area > Dinosaur Trail > Upper Big Hill > Badlands > River Bend Trail > service road to Cougar Overlook > Cougar Overlook     6.0 miles

Return  - Cougar Overlook > Javalina > River Bend (N) > service road to Lower Ghost Camp > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > River Bend Campground > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > South Slick Rock > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > North Scenic Loop > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Shady Trail > Bell's Trailhead   4.2 miles

Temp started at 29, ended at 41.  Foggy, frosty and overcast majority of the time but gradually cleared a little.  Little to no wind.

A cold, frosty and damp hike for the most part. The trails were covered in frost but otherwise easy to see and traverse.  A few deer were out but very skittish and ran as soon as they saw me.  Not many birds out except for Loggerhead Shrikes - I saw six at various places on the hike. 

A cold, grey day but it was nice to hike in the relative quiet.


Water, shade, info kiosk and a bicycle repair station available at Bell's Trailhead.

Water, shade, and info kiosk available at the Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area.

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

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at the River Bend Campground.

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Foggy Morning
Area around San Angelo State Park
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