South Shore - Playground parking area to Burkett Park Loop + Roadrunner Loop

Fall Colors
The colors of Fall at the San Angelo State Park - yellow Mesquite leaves. There are other trees but this is the predominant one in the park at the South Shore.
User: MikeHikes - 11/20/2021

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 10.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 - Playground parking area > Horny Toad > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park    3.7 miles

Leg 2 - Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral Trail > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area   3.3 miles

Leg 3 - Playground parking Area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area  3.0 miles

Temp started at 49 ended at 72.  Sunny with gradually increasing SW winds.

Very easy hike along dry and easy to traverse trails.  Admittedly, there are a few areas that could do with some cutting but overall the trails are easy to see and hike on.  Numerous deer were seen and I had one four point buck, aware of me but very nonchalant about it, walking parallel to me about 20 yards away on Nature Trail.  Birds spotted were sparse but I am seeing Meadowlarks in increasing numbers.  The most surprising thing was seeing what I believe was a 10 inch Plains Garter Snake sunning on Chaparral Trail near the Playground Parking Area.  He moved quickly and I couldn't get a photo.


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

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

Water and shade available at various campsites along Roadrunner Loop and there is an info kiosk and toilets available at three places on the loop in the campgrounds.


Log Photos
Fall Colors
Area around San Angelo State Park
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