North Shore - Bell's Trailhead to River Bend Campground Loop

Agarota Bloom
One of the first agarita bushes with a bloom at the North Shore.
User: MikeHikes - 4/3/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes


Leg 1 -  Bell's Trailhead > Shady Trail > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > North Scenic Loop > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > South Slick Rock > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > River Bend Campground > Lower Ghost Camp > service road (W) > River Bend (N)     2.0 miles

Leg 2 -  River Bend Trail (N) > Badlands> Upper Big Hill > Dinosaur (N) > service road > Rocky Creek > service road > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Bell's Trailhead    3.0 miles

Temp started at 54, ended at 70.  Sunny, light winds.

Easy hike along dry and easy to traverse trails.  Some birds out as well as a few deer.  Seeing more purple flowers blooming and found a few agarita bushes with yellow blooms.  A few butterflies were out as well.  Outherwise, just a good, relaxing hike.


Info kiosk and a bicycle repair station at Bell's Trailhead.  Water and shade available at the nearby campground.

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


Log Photos
Agarota Bloom
Area around San Angelo State Park
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