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

The Royal Kingbird
One of the few birds out today due to the strong and cold, Northerly winds. A beautiful bird to be sure!
User: MikeHikes - 5/22/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 9.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Horny Toad Trailhead > Horny Toad > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park     3.4 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area    2.8 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area    3.2 miles

Temp started at 58, ended at 75.  Overcast w/strong Northerly winds (10-20mph).  Near end of hike winds lightened and sun came out briefly.

An unusual cold front moved into the area last night; the temperature and winds reflected the front was still moving in.  Not many birds out except for an occassional Kingbird (photo attached).  One cottontail rabbit was spotted at the beginning of the hike, otherwise, there were no animals spotted until the end when I saw a single White tail deer.  It was a fairly dull hike to be honest but the trails were easy to see and traverse and any hike is better than no hike.


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

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

Water and shade are available at the numerous campsites along the Roadrunner Loop.  There are three full toilets and info kiosks at various point near Roadrunner Loop.

Log Photos
The Royal Kingbird
Area around San Angelo State Park
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