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hiking
7 hours ago

Need to get some hill work completed in Oklahoma? This is your spot. Train like Camille Herron and be great!

This was a FUN trail. It was more like 3.5 miles total, from the parking lot to the paved trail, to the hiking trail, and on the paved trail back to the parking lot. There is a lovely little stream that you cross 5-6 times (it would be difficult to cross if it had just rained). Lots of rocks, cliffs, a shallow cave, interesting trees, deer tracks, and birds. Hiked with our 3 and 6 year olds and it was hard at times (rocky), but they finished and enjoyed it overall! We will be back!

scenic driving
8 days ago

Very pretty!

Gave it a 4 due to the paved part. Not a big fan of pavement. If you like pavement it’s about 1/3 paved. Natural part was nice with all the fall colors.

Beautiful country, rec opportunities unlimited. Nice rural towns, mountain views, very varied.

Great area. I go often to walk the dog. Most lakes can be walked around without a trail. That makes for lots of loops!

Finally made it there! Did found the waterless fountain, yes it did got little confusing to find it. Once you reach creek from south path (which is 4 miles long) follow down the creek 1/4 of mile. If you come from north side (shortest way 2.6 miles) also follow down creek on your own. Seek and u will find :)

hiking
1 month ago

at the overlook got on the wrong trail and off a bit. took a mile or so to work our way back on. didn't make it to waterfall. next time.

Just gorgeous!!!!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

We took the Long Creek trail that is a part of this system. It is a much shorter hike with rocky terrain, fallen timber, beautiful views, places to camp, and an exceptional finale of stunning bluffs and a winding stream to play in. Going down a steady slope going in and hiking up a gradual, steady incline on the way back out. Approximately 3/4 of a mile total hike, but plenty of options to walk around the bluffs and stream to explore.

Great route for autumn foliage lovers. Also great to take advantage of when it’s raining or you’re too sore to hike from all the activities in the area. Sometimes when the weather isn’t conducive to hiking, I come from hours away just to enjoy the scenic drive.

2 months ago

Great trail, falls are only when it has been raining, but hike along the creek or down the middle if no water, you won’t be disappointed.

walking
2 months ago

easy everyday trail

Love Richland creek, falling water and all the other falls along this beautiful creek

trail running
3 months ago

I ran it but it’s road running not trail. Beautiful morning run before they let the cars use the road

This area is perfect for walking your dog or children.

Took the family out today for a ride. Perfect for all skill levels with enough challenge to make it a lot of fun for riding bikes regardless of experience. And close to home.

Beautiful trail. Very maintained. Like 60 seconds from the city. Map at trailhead, however seemed to be a lack of trail markers while on the trail.

on Mount Scott Overlook

hiking
5 months ago

Great views. It’s a nice drive up but hiking isn’t to be had here.

Head across the road by the lake for a moderate hike. It gets a bit dicey in the winter and months following ice can still be on the rocks so be cautious. Also bring extra lighting if you go anytime in the fall. It gets dark and fast.

Mount Scott has a beautiful view. I definitely recommend the drive up (for everyone). Next time, we plan to hike up the Mountain.

Pretty boring trails and park. I never did find an actual trail, just some asphalt paths that were very exposed to the sun almost 100% of the time.

backpacking
5 months ago

I went without GPS, just a map on my phone and a compass. The trail is pretty easy to follow except when you hit the open meadows. The overgrowth is starting to crowd the trail since not as many people are on them. The views from the open meadow areas on the ridge about 3/4 of the way to the falls is breathtaking, stop and take some pictures and rest. Once you start getting closer to the falls start really watching for snakes. There are four great camping spots near The Falls. I really thought after all the rain we’ve had over the last few days The Falls would be running, it was not. I camped near the spring just below The Falls to hear some water moving. I saw one baby copperhead on the way in, a very large cottonmouth on the trail (we had a standoff for a few minutes, I went around) and another baby copperhead that popped out of the water just before I was crossing the creek on the way out. I didn’t backtrack to get out because there’s an unmarked trail that follows the creek out. I don’t recommend doing this unless you’re pretty good with a map. It crosses the creek several times and is extremely overgrown. I’ll be going back in the fall to take more pictures. Hopefully The Falls will be running then. LNT

Worth the drive from NLR, AR. Absolutely beautiful. After any rain its freezing.

Wow

walking
6 months ago

Just an FYI…. As of Dec 2017 the Mt. Scott Road is open to foot-traffic only (pedestrians/bicyclists) from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. Group size is restricted to 8 persons or less and users must remain on pavement until sunrise. From 9:30 to sunset, the road is open for motorized travel. Pedestrians and bicyclists will not be permitted to walk/bike road after it is open for motorized travel.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing weekend on the Coy Bald Trail and The Falls section. We had just had a decent rain the weekend before so the creek and Falls were amazing. Found the best Campsites down by the Falls and couldn't resist camping there the whole weekend. The hike in was fairly easy to moderate however there are a few trails that can take you off the main trail so the use of GPS or Alltrails is a must. Thank Goodness I got Pro Alltrails so I was able to download the map and get us back on track (since there was no signal) . We were able to get our water from the falls and creek using our Sawyer squeeze and relaxed at camp and by the water and enjoy the rest of the trail without packs on. We saw a few other hikers and actually ran into someone I knew from High School. CRAZY huh! Hiked out at 5 am to catch the sunrise on the bald. It was so amazing! I highly recommend this trail- especially after a good rain!!!!

scenic driving
6 months ago

It was a beautiful drive! If you want to see the Flint Hills this is a good way to do it.

Love this Trail.

I’ve walked these trails over and over again due to their proximity to home. Love the quiet time and taking pictures along the trail.

trail running
7 months ago

In high school, we used to run up and down the road that goes up the mountain. It's not easy and the way down hurts more than the way up. But, the view is worth it. You do have to be careful of vehicles, this is a run I recommend doing without earbuds so that you can stay aware of your surroundings. Pro tip: have someone making hamburgers at the bottom of the mountain so when you finish, there's an awesome lunch waiting for you.

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