Lake McMurty West Side Trails is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stillwater, Oklahoma 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.
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.
Always have a great time riding this trail!
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.
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.
Easy to moderate trail run.
Great place to mountain bike. Some technical spots. Spent the afternoon kayaking
Hiked blue trail. Easy and pretty! Watch out for fast moving bicycles!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.