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San Angelo Routes

The San Angelo area has some great venues for walking, hiking, jogging or riding your bike. The items listed below offer some examples of what’s available, with all of these locations within a ten-minute drive of the Angelo State campus.

Gun Club Road (KOA)

Gun Club Road (KOA)

This is the venue for the running club’s Monday evening group workouts. Located just off of Knickerbocker Road across from the KOA Campground, Gun Club Road is a 2.2 mile loop that offers runners and walkers several short but challenging hills. This is a great place to run or walk multiple laps and get that hill workout in!

Downtown River trail

Downtown River Trail

The River Trail is a great soft-surface route that follows the North Concho River near downtown San Angelo. This trail winds along the river past the YMCA and Celebration Bridge. A good starting point is the Visitor Center, which has public restrooms and a beautiful view of the river.

Middle Concho Park

Middle Concho Park

Located at the end of Red Bluff Road on the banks of Lake Nasworthy, this is a great place to enjoy a relaxed run on the park’s dirt access roads. Runners and walkers can extend their route by following the park roads out the back gate onto the Spillway Hill trails and the Twin Buttes access road. Several races are held in this park each year, including two duathlons and a triathlon.

OC Fisher Dam

O.C. Fisher Dam

This road (closed to traffic) is on top of the O.C. Fisher Reservoir dam. The dam road offers scenic vistas looking down on the lake and it’s a great place for relaxed walks, tempo runs or that long out-and-back workout away from traffic. The road begins by the State Park headquarters building just off of Mercedes Road.

Spring Creek Park

Spring Creek Park

Located just across the lake from Middle Concho Park, Spring Creek offers shady roads along the banks of Lake Nasworthy. This venue is used for the Armydillo 10K and Bulldog 10K running events. To get here, follow Kinckerbocker Road south past the Lake Nashworthy swim beach and turn right on Fisherman’s Road.

State Park

San Angelo State Park

The south gate of San Angelo State Park is located just outside of the city on FM 2288 and has over 70 miles of great trails to bike, hike or run. Although there are routes that will please runners of all abilities, serious trail runners will enjoy the Roller Coaster loop that can be accessed from the Burkett Trailhead. Ask for a trail map at the entry gate.

Cyclists

Cycling routes

ASU faculty, staff and students who want to enjoy cycling as a recreational fitness activity have many good options to choose from. Check out the links below for some suggested routes.

ASU Loop (12.10 miles)
OC Fisher Damn Ride (13.42 miles)
ASU to Middle Concho Park (19 miles)
Goodfellow – Lake Nasworthy Loop (19.93 miles)
Loop Group (25.26 miles)
Burma Loop (38.45 miles)
Guinn Rd (39.53 miles)

 

For more fitness routes in San Angelo, visit the Team San Angelo Blog.