South Shore - Playground parking area to Ghost Camp + Roadrunner Loop

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User: MikeHikes - 3/12/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 3point5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Chaparral > Talley Valley > Horny Toad > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > abandoned road to Ghost Camp (NE) > Winding Snake    2.9 miles

Leg 2 -  Winding Snake (S) > Chaparral > Shortcut across Red Dam Area > unmarked trails by Chaparral Pavilion > Playground parking area   2.0 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area     3.1 miles

Temps started at 22, ended at 52.  Sunny with a steady 5-10mph SW Breeze.

An easy hike along dry and easy to traverse trails.  Explored a few new or not often visited areas.  No animals and very few birds were out although there were Black Buzzards and Turkey Vultures circling overhead.  Not much else to report.


Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station area available at Playground parking area.

Water and shade available at campsites around Roadrunner Loop.  At three points on the edge of Roadrunner Loop there are toilets and info kiosks are available.

Area around San Angelo State Park
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