South Shore - Isabel Harte to Burkett Park Loop

Off with the Old Skin
Looks bad but he was not in pain and moved quickly. Never saw this before.
User: MikeHikes - 6/19/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Leg 1 -  Isabel Harte Day Use Area > Winding Snake > Burkett Park    2.5 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > park road (WSW) > Lanky Lackey > Nature Trail > service road (NE) > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Isabel Harte   2.7 miles

Temp started at 77, ended at 89.  Sunny with a steady SW breeze.

Easy hike along familiar and easy to traverse trails.  Spotted not one but two Horned Toads and one of them was in the process of molting which I had never seen before!  He looked strange with all his skin sloughing off but moved quickly and was in no obvious discomfort (photo attached). 

I saw two tarantulas at different locations and of course a Tarantula Hawk but at a different place.  There are still some bee bushes in bloom and at one location, there were lots of small white butterflies all over the bushes.  Otherwise, not many animals or birds were spotted.

All in all a good hike PLUS this hike puts me at #1 for total miles hiked in Texas!


Shade at campsites and water at a central location are available at Isabel Harte. 

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

Log Photos
Off with the Old Skin
Area around San Angelo State Park
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