Narrows Trail to Boulder Mountain is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Indiahoma, OK that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
This trail takes hikers to the top of Eagle Mountain (nickname Boulder Mountain) This hike begins on the narrows trail and then cuts off on a rock scramble to the top of Eagle Mountain. The overall gain is not very much but large rocks that must be navigated up or around are not for the faint of heart.
This trail is simple and has some of the best views (in my opinion) in the wichitas. The trail is not well marked and I ended up off the beaten path a couple times; however, I would recommend this trail to anyone especially in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.
Not easy to find but worth it! Great views of the Wichitas.
Like other people have mentioned, you should probably be in pretty good shape if you wanna try and make it to the top of Eagle Mt. Also, there isn't a trail once you start boulder hopping. I went up and down in a couple of hours and paused to eat lunch at the peak. Super beautiful scenery. Only negative I can think of is that the summit area was covered with cactus and thorny vines which made the trek rather painful at times even with long pants/sleeves.
Really fun hike. Never went up to the top of Eagle Mountain, just boulder hopped through the creek. Beautiful scenery. Went about mid-day on a Saturday and we didn't see any other hikers until we were almost back to the trailhead around 6PM.
This is, by far, my favorite trail in the Wichitas. Many know this trail only for rock climbing, but the water winding through this canyon is something to see. There are multiple scenic lookouts with breathtaking views of cliffs and natural fauna. You can also watch people do some rock climbing.
amazing hike, good bouldering, bo set trail, but still easy to navigate, overall good time, the river is the best part
Super pretty. Lots of unstable rocks at first and it is kind of hard to know where the actual trail is. We basically made our own then followed the river down. Will be going back this summer!
Surprisingly fun hike. Good views and interesting rock formations. Parking lots fill quickly so start early.
This is a really great trail to get to the narrows climbing area where many ppl rock climb in the refuge. The trail is rather rocky but nothing crazy for a regular hiker. The views are amazing and provides alot of shady spots on hot sunny days with alot of water to cool off in if you need to splash some one yourself. But there is no swimming anywhere on the refuge. There is also a great lil trail to the north of the river fork that takes you north for a nice place to eat lunch and escape the other hikers.
You can also start at the group camp site. just walk to the back of the site to find the trail most ppl start at this point.
It was great. Don't wait til the dam to cross the river, there are lots of better opportunities if you're watching. Also, you're likely to encounter a buffalo or two so keep an eye out. They're usually pretty docile.
Had no idea there was no trail just straight up Boulder climbing. Spectacular
alot of fun but no real trail to use. you can either go up the narrows trail and then cut up hill or if you park near the end of the road by the picnic area there is a low water crossing on a closed road that will lead you around the west/ south west side of eagle mountain. But overall is a great hike to the top we climbed all the way up to the highest point was so beautiful. i wouldnt bring a dog with you. we did but had to carry him several times even thou he was a large lab, just a tough climb but very worth it. would do it in jan and feb to not have to watch out for snakes.
Awesome hike! Being from Appalachia I'm not used to so much exposed granite rock. A friend and I went up to the (almost top) of Eagle Mountain and then down into the fjord to the rock that looks like a gigantic tree stump from far away. The trail disappears at parts so you just have to create your own. This hike sn't for the faint of heart! Lots of steep slopes. Watch out for cacti and snakes!
Gorgeous scenery! Wouldn't recommend for someone that's not used to hiking and climbing, some areas are difficult. Don't go alone and keep your eyes open for rattlesnakes. There's a high population in the area and I've personally come within inches of being bit by one. Not a whole lot of foot traffic so is a nice quiet escape. Still one of my favorite trails!
This was difficult I would not recommend this if you are not a physically fit person. We highly enjoyed it because it was challenging to us, but we only did it after being prepared for the journey. We were exploring, hiking, and rock climbing for around 8 hours. Awesome!