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Robbers Cave State Park is located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the San Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma. This park is a favorite of rappellers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers. The park and adjoining wildlife management area, offers acres of discovery and enjoyment including trout fishing in season, boating, hunting, mountain biking, over 25 miles of trails for hikers and horses, sandstone cliffs for climbing and rappelling and fall foliage viewing. In addition, Robbers Cave enjoys notoriety as a former hideout for outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr. Robbers Cave State Park is a 8,246-acre park with 189 combined lake acres with Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace and Coon Creek. Take a horseback ride along scenic bluffs, enjoy excellent fishing opportunities for trout, perch, bass and catfish, or hike to the famous outlaw cave hidden in the formation of sandstone hills and cliffs that range from 300- to 1,500-ft in height. Robbers Cave State Park offers camping ranging from modern RV sites with hookups to primitive camping along secluded trails. Equestrian campsites are available, as well as lodging at the 20-room Belle Starr View Lodge. Every room of this lodge commands an impressive view of Coon Creek Lake and the forested valley below. This state park also offers single cabins, duplex cabins and two group camp facilities. An amphitheater is available, as well as five group picnic shelters. Leashed pets are allowed in the park and in some cabins. Picnic tables, comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, a swimming beach, swimming pool with bathhouse, playgrounds, miniature golf, horseback riding stables, paddle boat rentals, a small grocery store, on-site restaurant, and a nature center with naturalist programs and exhibits round out the park's facilities. Two tennis courts, a basketball court and a walking track are also available a few miles from the park. Discounts are available for senior citizens and disability. Robbers Cave State Park is a perfect family getaway with an abundance of outdoor fun to keep the kids entertained. Take advantage of the park's steep cliffs while learning the art of rappelling, or venture off into the adjacent wildlife management area, featuring 3,800 acres of forested hunting ground. Hike the hilly terrain up to Robbers Cave, go for a swim or a canoe ride at the park's Lake Carlton, visit the stables for a horseback adventure and end the day with a campfire dinner and s'mores.

GREAT views and perfect for climbing. Probably wouldn't bring my dog next time so I do a bit more climbing. I will definitely be back for more.

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26 days ago

This is a great single track trail, it does not seem heavily trafficked however it is very well maintained. I had the mindset that this trail was appropriate for mountain biking, due to reviews on alternate sites, a list claiming Robbers Cave had one of the state's best MTB trails and the park signs indicating that the trail was appropriate. With enough determination you CAN trek the trail with your bike, but I would recommend leaving the bike at home, it is really just baggage. Given that, the trail is great! there was not a dull moment. It is rocky, with very little overgrowth, and does have some substantial ascents and descents. This was really a "hike and bike" for me, I was just glad my bicycle is light because I would have been too frustrated to observe the area.

This area is a lot of fun, it is heavily trafficked which makes staying on the actual trail somewhat challenging, however there is so much to see. The views are fantastic, and the caverns are very interesting. Considering some of the steep climbing and the loose sand on the rocks, I would recommend decent footwear.

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

This trails isn't great. This trail only had a few spots with good views but other than that it wasn't worth it. The trial has trash(old one gallon cans) right on the trail that looks like its been there for years so you can tell this loop does not get maintained. It was disappointing.

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1 month ago

I've been here several times and the hike never disappoints. There are two levels of difficulty here, the hardest has a bit rougher terrain but very doable.

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2 months ago

on Robber's Cave Trail

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2 months ago

on Coon Ridge Trail

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2 months ago

Average walk in the woods

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