Lake McMurty West Side Trails

MODERATE 19 reviews

Lake McMurty West Side Trails is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stillwater, OK that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.3 miles 558 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

Lake McMurtry Trails is a 25 mile point-to-point located near Stillwater, Oklahoma and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Four trails are available to choose from. Each trail is between 6 and 7.5 miles long.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Always have a great time riding this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

There are actually several trails at Lake McMurtry. This particular trail is the "Red" trail. There is also the yellow trail, the blue trail and the orange trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trails through woods and meadows. Wildlife can often be seen. This particular trip we saw a deer, 2 armadillos, numerous lizards, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, only 1 tick, and 0 snakes. Still has some wildflowers which would most likely be plentiful earlier in the season.
It is a shared trail with mountain bikes but, the few we came across (4 or 5) were very courteous & friendly and the trail is in great shape for hiking.

trail running
6 months ago

Easy to moderate trail run.

7 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great place to mountain bike. Some technical spots. Spent the afternoon kayaking

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked blue trail. Easy and pretty! Watch out for fast moving bicycles!!!

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

We love it out here at Lake McMurtry! Great trails, great people, and lots to do. We usually stick to hiking the trails here. Just completed The Orange Trail today. Despite the noise from the nearby gun range we spotted a rabbit, and a deer deep into the hike. Wasn't fast enough to get photos of them though. Was a great hike, and will hit The Blue Trail soon. We've done the Yellow and Red Trails over on the east side previously. Those are great trails too!

hiking
1 year ago

This is a fun quick excursion an hour or so away from OKC. I'd classify it as a day trip location for people who are new to hiking. The camping is pretty typical, and OSU students frequent the location making it less than quiet. There is a solid primitive campsite with fantastic tree coverage, great access to the river, grassy knolls, and plenty of space for a (very) large group.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Great trail just a little over an hour from OKC. If you can ride the chili-bike festival in February its worth the trip. The trail covers both sides of the lake, has a good mix of singletrack/fire road, buts it is mostly ST. Lots of good climbs and descents.

It gets overrun in parts during the summer. Weeds, ticks, etc. But its still worth the trip.

mountain biking
2 years ago

I rode the east side orange and blue trails in a day and was completely exhausted. Overall they are pretty enjoyable, but not a lot of technical areas for biking. The orange trail was confusing on the way back and needs to be better marked. My biggest issue was the tall grass (shoulder high in some areas), so be prepared for ticks. Overall the trails feel they are designed as a good middle ground for hiking and biking. I look forward to doing the west side later, and I hear it's better for mountain biking. One of the employees mentioned they are working on getting them all connected eventually.

mountain biking
2 years ago

great trails love the red trail I highly recommend it.

hiking
2 years ago

Not very enjoyable with all the sticks and branches covering the path way and almost poking your eye out a few times. The scenery is beautiful and the caves along the blue trail are nice looking also.

2 years ago

These are by far the best trails in Stillwater. The trails are not maintained as well as some would like, but they are always runable. What they lack in technical running they make up for in length. You have 2 trails on either side of the lake meaning you can connect trails for longer runs.

3 years ago

We rode the blue and orange trails on the west side and the trails were overgrown and there were multiple downed trees. And not the kind of downed trees you can ride around. They say that their volunteer group hasn't been out to maintain them yet but they were coming out that day. Advice: stay on the east side or avoid altogether unless the ranger says they've been maintained recently.

hiking
5 years ago

There are four trails at the lake. Two on the west side and two on the east. We did the two on the east, and the yellow was a beast, probably the toughest this amateur rider has ever tackled. Some very steep, rocky climbs. I had to get off my bike close to a half-dozen times. Once we linked up with the red trail, that was a little easier. Trails are fairly well marked, but we did get a little lost in the red. All in all, a very challenging and enjoyable ride. Looking forward to hitting the trails on the west side.

mountain biking
5 years ago

Awesome mountain biking as far as Oklahoma goes! Long trails ranging from easy to difficult. I had to carry my bike a few times just because parts of the trail were way to vertical. My favorite trails in oklahoma. And if you need to cool off just jump in the lake!

hiking
6 years ago

I did the yellow trail. It is an easy hike with a few steep areas. The trail is marked with arrows telling you where to go and mile markers along the way. Mainly a mountain biking trail so it is narrow. Lots of spider webs crossing the trail so pick up a stick to knock them down. Good for a quick hike.