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I was there the last weekend in October. Started at Cedar Lake, went on western section of Horsethief Spring Trail, connected with Oauchita Trail, back onto eastern section of Horsethief Spring Trail, then back to Cedar Lake. I chose to follow the "scenic route" up Snake Mountain on the western section. Very overgrown and lost the trail for a bit. After finding it, however, it was very scenic! A few other short stretches along the western section where the grass and bushes were overgrown on the trail, but was still able to follow the trail. When people say "bring water" they mean it. The only water source was the Horsethief Spring, which is a trickle. Saw that some people stashed jugs of water near the Horsethief Spring parking lot.
I hiked with my dog. it costs $2 or $3 to day hike depending on time of year. park by the lake office for easy access to trail. there are 2 trails....a red trail and a blue trail. they are easy trails but are very sandy in some spots. beware of mountain bikers! they ride fast on this trail cause it is flat and easy. the trail has lots of twists and turns. saw lots if birds and squirrels. pretty good trail for me cause it is close to my house. I am planning to start trail running....perfect starter trail for that.
This place is really nice and it's just outside of Norman on the east side of Lake Thunderbird.
The trails have been clear of all debris every time I have hiked here. The trails are very easy to follow and laid out really nicely. Some are kind of challenging and others not so much. What I love most is that there is several different trails to hike and so each visit can be a completely different adventure. If you live in Norman and want a nice walk in the woods near home please check them out.
A great trail, but not long enough. Occasionally rocky with a few steep parts, but overall, not all that difficult. The view from the top is terrific. I saw a coyote, a Longhorn steer, several deer and a multitude of birds along the way. I took a side hike over to 'Covered Wagon Rock' but still found myself wanting more.
Great trails, easy to moderate. I have lived within an hour of these trails most of my life and had never been until Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Bromide trail and the Bison trail are both well maintained and very scenic. We made about a 3 mile loop, going to the top of Bromide hill, then looping around the Bison trail. We all like to go hike different places, but don't forget those that are close to home as they may be a great hike. The trails are well marked and there are plenty of places to stop and rest, stick your feet in the water, or climb a few rocks.
There were a few eye sores, an oil tank, a waste water lagoon and some weird abandoned buildings, but other than that most of the scenery is pretty. It just kinda spits you out on the road maybe half a mile from the trailhead though. Still it was a pretty fun hike.
Great hike with some excellent overlooks! We hiked from the south end to the Lake Carlton overlook about 3+ miles roundtrip. Next time, we want to hike from the north end where the trail crosses Ash Creek Road...heard there are some nice Lake Wayne Wallace overlooks too!
As stated in the previous reviews, once into the trail there are no markers that I noticed. It really does not matter. Find your own path. It makes the hike more interesting. It is a nice, short route. I enjoyed the views at the top. Trailhead is marked well with good parking. The park is very nice. Recommend the lake view rooms at the lodge. Enjoy.