San Angelo

Trails North

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San Angelo State Park North Unit Trails Map 362 S. FM 2288 San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 949-4757 POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 2 BURKETT TRAILHEAD 31° 28' 50.87" N 100° 31' 28.15" W Pass north through the masonry gate to access the park's most popular trail area. 3 BELL’S POINT 31° 29' 13.27" N 100° 32' 40.95" W A view above Turkey Creek named in honor of Mr. Bell, a friend of San Angelo State Park. 4 FIVE POINTS 31° 29' 31.37" N 100° 32' 38.13" W Choose your own trail adventure at this major intersection where five trails merge. 5 COUGAR OVERLOOK 31° 30' 19.59" N 100° 32' 13.95" W Pause here for scenic views of the North Concho River. 6 PERMIAN TRACKS 31° 31' 51.39" N 100° 33' 37.55" W Contemplate the distant past and immense creatures that once roamed here at these fossilized Permian Period tracks. 7 BELL’S TRAILHEAD 31° 31' 44.57" N 100° 32' 41.77" W This trailhead in the North Unit of the park provides access to many different trails. 8 RIVER BEND GATE 31° 30' 53.59" N 100° 33' 25.15" W Get the gate combo from park staff to access the River Bend Camping Area and trails to the north and south. LEGEND Parking Restrooms Vault Toilet Playground Gatehouse Drinkable Water Water for Horses Picnic Area Group Picnic Area Group Camp Campground Campsites with Water & Electricity Equestrian Campsites Dump Station Scenic Overlook Permian Period Track Site Longhorn Viewing Area All trails are hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4506-0166E (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. San Angelo State Park - North Unit Choose your trail adventure! Whether you’re a mountain biker, equestrian, hiker or trail runner, San Angelo State Park has something for you. Our well-maintained trails offer scenic vistas and the opportunity to glimpse a portion of the official Texas State Longhorn Herd and American bison by guided tour. You’ll discover restored grasslands, interesting rock formations, hardwood river bottoms and amazing wildlife. So hit the trail! STAYING SAFE TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION TRAILHEAD TO TRAILHEAD ROUTE 5.3 mi. (one-way) Easy This user-friendly old road is an easy way to traverse the park if you want to bypass the other trails. SHADY TRAIL 0.5 mi. (one-way) Easy Perfect on a hot day, this trail meanders through pecan hardwood river bottoms. DINOSAUR TRAIL SYSTEM 2.2 mi. (one-way) Moderate This series of trails is split for equestrians and mountain bikers, with hikers allowed on both. It leads you to the fossilized creature tracks from the Permian Period, made 90 million years before the dinosaurs. Good for intermediate mountain bikers. RIVER BEND TRAIL SYSTEM 2.9 mi. (one-way) Moderate Split for equestrians and mountain bikers, with hikers allowed on both trails. Test your endurance on the longest trail system in the park. It includes varied terrain. FLINTSTONE TRAIL SYSTEM 1.9 mi. (one-way) Moderate This trail cruises along, stopping at both Five Points and Cougar Lookout for some nice rest areas and views. KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. NORTH SCENIC LOOP 0.4 mi. Easy Short and easy, this trail winds through shady trees and approaches the river for a beautiful view. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. NORTH AND SOUTH SLICK ROCK TRAILS Moderate to Challenging Hike or ride through some interesting rock formations in an area that a park volunteer, John Talley, believes looks like Moab, Utah. There’s a little bit of everything in this wonderful state park! (one-way) 0.5 mi. (one-way) TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEAR A HELMET. When mountain biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. HUNTERS MAY BE ACTIVE DURING HUNTING SEASON. Check with HQ for more information. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. Bison Watch for grazing longhorns. Give them plenty of space and do not approach these animals. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. For information on Texas State Parks, visit Sign up today for free email updates: /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.

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