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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.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty decent hike. Your back side will definitely feel it. Great scenery, best hike in OK so far. Overall, great adventure.

Great trail. Took the dog and a toddler without issue.

trail running
3 months ago

Trail is clearly marked! There are a few dry creek crossings where the trail is a little tricky to spot though. Make sure to grab a stick to knock down spider webs if you go in the morning.

Good light trail. Due to the vegetation it’s difficult get a good view from the edge of the ridge, good hike for the fall weather.

walking
4 months ago

I love this place. Always have for years! Don’t forget to pick up a trash bag to pick up any litter. Usually a clean park. Trails are fun. Rocks are beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

absolutely awesome trail.

Beautiful trail. May get confusing if you can’t read a map or don’t have a compass.

hiking
5 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. The nice lady in the gift shop had lots of great info about the various trails. There are dogwood trees everywhere and they are gorgeous right now.

Loved it!

hiking
6 months ago

Had a great time, trials clearly marked and tons of great photos.

Great trail good markings only got confused and lost once! It ended up being a 4 mile hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Short, easy hike, combined Cave trail with another trail to form a longer loop hike

Awesome trail. Great fun for the kids. One big natural playground.

hiking
8 months ago

We took Mountain Trail which is fairly well marked most of the way but once you pass all the bluffs and begin to descend down toward the lake it gets horribly confusing. There are tons of unmarked trail signs out there that are horse trails. Don’t use the trail maps provided by the State Park they are in no way accurate with the trails. However, the views are wonderful and there are plenty of restrooms about the trail head and along the service road.

Very fun trail

I enjoyed this trail tremendously. wish it were longer

very good trail. Well marked, good elevation and lots of rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

Worth the hike. Nice view from bluffs overlooking the lake.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail, nice and steep in the beginning and the views are pretty. The trail is SUPER well marked!

What a great hike! My wife, 7 yr old daughter and our two dogs hiked a good portion but turned back once the accent got too much for the little one. I’m a trail runner and can’t wait till we go back to give this a run! Our dogs absolutely loved it and we only saw one other person on trail! Bathrooms by trail head were clean and even had a shower. There’s a little blue water pump outside of it just a bit that we used to fill bowl up with water for dogs on our way out! Great views on the trail and a lot of geese flying over head! Definitely recommend this trail

hiking
10 months ago

So much fun!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Quick and easy walk through the woods and along a rocky ridge. We didn't have much time, just wanted to get out of the car for a bit.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice views and weather this time of year. not going to be challenged much if you stay on the trails but there are some areas where you can break off and get a little more ambitious. The tall pines are beautiful and the Lost Lake area is a nice place to stop and play.

Monday, October 02, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

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.

on Coon Ridge Trail

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Average walk in the woods

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