North Shore - Bell's Trailhead to Ghost Camp Loop

A Juvenile Beaver
There was an adult also swimming in the area but this juvenile moved closer and the mother stayed away.
User: MikeHikes - 7/28/2023

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Leg 1 -  Bell's Trailhead > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Dinosaur Trail > Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area > Dinosaur Trail (S) > Upper Big Hill > Badlands > River Bend > Lower Ghost Camp > UpperGhost Camp > River Bend Campground    5.9 miles

Leg 2 - River Bend Campground > Upper Ghost Camp (N) > North Slick Rock > North Scenic Loop > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Shady Trail > Bell's Trailhead   1.7 miles

Temps started at 74, ended at 94.  Sunny with 1-5mph SW breeze.

All trails looked pretty good although there were a few places that could use a trim .  I saw a mature and a juvenile beaver swimming at the watering hole by Shady Trail (photo attached).  Unfortunately, they didn't swim close to one another so I could not get a good shot to show how different in size they were.

All else the same.


Info kiosk and a bicycle repair station is available at Bell's Trailhead.  Water and shade available in nearby campsites.

Water, shade and info kioska available at the Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at the River Bend Camping Area.

Log Photos
A Juvenile Beaver
Area around San Angelo State Park
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