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hiking
19 hours ago

Nice hike beautiful scenery.

hiking
6 days ago

Tons of fun. Opens up to a very wide, rocky summit allowing you to Boulder over some very large pieces. Great time and not too challenging for a leisurely afternoon.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike in the fall. It is visually very interesting walking in the "valley" of the mesas and then getting to the flat top. It feels like you get transported to a different environment. Don't forget to pull off of the road and see the stars as you drive to/from at night. There is almost no light pollution.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail with an amazing view. Fantastic for beginning hikers and campers like myself.

Out and back short trail in the campground area. There was barely any views and we could hear people from the campground on the entire walk. This is the first trail at the Wichita Mountains that I just did not enjoy. Maybe if you're camping there and just need a walk.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice easy trail with good views and access to the 40 Foot Hole. Rated only three stars because compared to the other trails at the Wichita Mountains (Elk Mountain Trail, the Narrows, etc.), it's just wasn't as exciting. Lot's of little side trails that take you closer by the creek.

Hiked with my 5 year old and he had no problem walking this trail. Took us about 2 and a half hours.

13 days ago

Awesome hike! What is fantastic is that you get all of the terrain that exists in the Park in a single hike, exactly as the Park Ranger said. Plains, Hills, Forest, Wetlands with beautiful views of the gorge.

hiking
13 days ago

Height, streams and animals, it has everything for a moderate trail, the temperature was great and of course the colors of fall were breath taking, highly suggested to have a relaxing day!

Nice short trail with interpretive signs in wetland area. Great fall color.

Hiked 4.8 total miles including this trail. Hard to navigate with overgrowth and downed trees in many areas. New owner plans to fix it up. Perfect weekend with gorgeous fall color. Nice water on the trail and a lot of diversity from sandstone and prairie grass to cedars, maple and big oak trees.

14 days ago

The fall morning weather was perfect for a hike. The last time it rained was Tuesday so while it wasn’t super swampy everywhere, it was wet in places. Other than that, it kept the trail in good condition. I was a longhorn skeleton just off the trail near the Lost Lake dam. I saw a bunch of turkeys and heard an elk bugling just south of French Lake.

Great hike! However, we lost the trail a couple of times, but we were able to find it again quickly. There were a lot of hikers. Beautiful scenery!

hiking
21 days ago

great hike! trails are a little difficult to find at times. but you will find your way! beautiful views from up top.

hiking
22 days ago

I went out by myself. I had been before. It was a perfect day to hike or rock hop. I traveled around the perimeter of the mountain. Super fun if you’re up to the challenge. I had to backtrack a couple times when my trail didn’t pan out. I drank 1.5 liters of water (it’s all I took) 2.5 liters would’ve been better it it was hot outside more. Spent 4.25 hours up on the mountain.

hiking
24 days ago

It's a short gentle climb that is easy to combine with the longer Charon's Garden trail. The scenery along the mountain and at the top is nice. The views are ok at the top. There are areas where the trail is a bit difficult to follow because of criss-crossing side trails.

Great trail to take kids on. Our 2 year old and 4 year old loved walking up the rocks.

Perfect distance and skill level for my 3 kiddos, ages 5-7

on Elk Mountain Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. We’ve had rain so the trail is pretty wet/muddy in places. 10/14/18. Lots of kiddos on the trail and elk to watch from and on top of the mountain. Get outside and enjoy this Oklahoma hike!

This trail is a beautiful trail with amazing views easy, would be perfect for a family outing.

Easy trail...not sure why it’s a moderate. The waterfall was nice and the trail had some overgrown sections but fun anyway.

on Bison Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! First time in the park and went right to this trail. Rocks, rivers, steams, woods and prairie. Plenty of water for the dogs. Made it in 2.5 hours. Toughest obstacle is 50 yards in. If you can cross that creek you can make the hike. Found some mushrooms on a cow-pie...gnarly.

one good shade spot by the lake about 3 minutes into the hike then uncovered for the rest. pretty good but easy inclines. some slippery rocks. wind felt amazing at the top! wish the tower was open to check out those views but otherwise was still very pretty. great for a short hike. our 2 labs handled it great.

1 month ago

Really nice trail with great views and optional rock climbing at the end of the trail. The trail could’ve been better marked, but the all trails map kept me on track.

1 month ago

Great view. Fun climb.

Gorgeous. Lots of streams, wildlife and climbing.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible, breathtaking view! You can see Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Lots of things to learn with the signs posted around the trail. Definitely worth the fee, especially if you love history!

hiking
1 month ago

The trails closest to the river are the easiest to follow. Some areas you kinda have to guess where to go but they all lead back to the same place. The trail is absolutely beautiful and has amazing views. We saw all ages of people hiking it and it was enjoyable. It took us about 3 hours to make it down the trail to the next trail head and back (that includes frequent breaks to take pictures and eat some snacks). I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone who is looking for a day hike with great scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

The pup and I enjoyed the trail! Lots of loose rocks to maneuver over both up and down hill, I would say moderate difficulty, can lose the trail in some of the rock formation area. We enjoyed watching a group of people rock climbing by the water! Few spots of water on the trail, waterproof boots would come in handy. Good views, high grass.

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