South Shore - Playground parking area to Isabel Harte + Roadrunner Loop
By MikeHikes on 9/15/2021
Distance: 7.70 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Leg 1 - Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area 3.1 miles
Leg 2 - Playground parking area > Horny Toad > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > park road to Isabel Harte 2.6 miles
Leg 3 - park road to Isabel Harte > Chaparral > Playground parking area 2.0 miles
Temp started at 65, ended at 80. Overcast for Legs 1 & 2 , then mostly sunny. Light breeze most of the time.
All trails listed have been recently trimmed and are easy to traverse. There was very little wildlife activity although I did see a pair of Scissortail Flycatchers which was good. I also saw a ring-collared snake early in the hike but otherwise the only other thing of interest was a Monarch Butterfly (photo attached). They are due to arrive in a few more weeks as they migrate South so I was surprised to see only one today.
When I arrived, there were 6-8 cars and trucks already parked (0810). I saw five different people on the trails at various times so the solitude was not as good as usual. BUT, when I finished my hike, everyone had gone! Guess they got there, did their thing and departed quickly.
An unremarkable hike but as always, any hike is a good one.
Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station available at Playground parking area.
Water available at one spot and shade available at campsites at Isabel Harte.