Mount Scott Scenic Drive and Overlook is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Lawton, OK that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Located on the eastern edge of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott is one of Oklahoma's most prominent mountains. A three-mile-long paved road leads to the summit and a breathtaking view of southwest Oklahoma. The peak towers 2,464 feet above sea level. Parking is available on the summit so that you can get outdoors and enjoy the vistas and some rock hopping or hiking.
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Beautiful and it never gets old. Thrilling every time we go!
Drive it, best views in the state of Oklahoma!
We loved it. Gorgeous 360 degree views. You drive up and then there's several places to pull along the side and park and lots of parking at the top.
So beautiful! The kids and I went here this weekend and had so much fun!
The Mt. Scott Scenic Drive is just that, a paved road to the top of Mt. Scott. However, I noted a number of people who parked at the bottom and walked or biked up/down the paved road for the challenge of it. I imagine one should be cautious walking on a paved road that winds up a mountain given the limited view of drivers around the curves, but both drivers and walkers seemed compatible during my visit there. At the top, Mt. Scott gives panoramic views of the reserve, to the west, Lake Lawtonka to the East/Northeast, Lake Ellmer Thomas and Medicine Park to the Southeast and the road to Meers to the north. There are decent paths to walk at the top to gain different vantage points (you don't have to see everything from your car). Not a hike, but well worth the drive for the views.
Not a walking trail but the view from the top of Mt. Scott is just breathtaking.
This is not a hiking trail. It is a paved road to the top. Nice views. Worth the drive up for sure.
A must do in the WMWR. Amazing views of Lake Lawtokna, Ft. Sill, the Refuge, the sacred Kiowa Slick Hills. There are "trails" in every direction from the parking area leading to spectacular lookout points and boulder hopping around. Mt Scott is the fourth highest (and only easily publically accessible) mountain in the Wichita chain.
Great panoramic views of the area. Their is a trail and rock climbing here. At the entry to the drive is a nice picnic area.