North Shore - Bell's Trailhead to Cougar Overlook Loop

Heading North
A sunrise flight of migrating birds heading North.
User: MikeHikes - 3/17/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 9.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes


Leg 1 -  Bell's Trailhead > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Dinosaur Trail > Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area > Dinosaur Trail > Lower Big Hill > Trailhead to Trailhead (S)  > North Scenic Loop > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > service road (W) > Badlands > River Bend Trail > service road (NNE) > Cougar Overlook     6.1 miles

Leg 2 -  Cougar Overlook > Javelina Trail > River Bend Spur (100 yards (NW)) > service road (N) > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > River Bend Campground > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > South Slick Rock > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Bell's Trailhead     3.2 miles

Temp started at 60, ended at 82.  Sunny with strong, consistent 15-20mph SW to W winds.

A windy but enjoyable hike along dry, easy to see and traverse trails.  A few deer were spotted at the beginning of the hike but no other animals were seen.  The birds seen were mostly ground hugging birds like sparrows.  There really wasn't a lot going on due to the strong winds but I did hear more birds singing which is a good sign!


Info kiosk and biccyle repair station available at Bell's Trailhead - water and shade is available at the campgrounds by the trailhead.

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

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

Water, sahde info kiosk and dry toilets available at River Bend Campgrounds.

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Area around San Angelo State Park
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