Looking for a great trail in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge ranging from 0.8 to 6.8 miles and from 1,417 to 1,696 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has been a protected area since 1901, making it the oldest managed wildlife facility in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge was also instrumental in rescuing the American buffalo from extinction, making it an interesting player in North America's history. It covers almost 60,000 acres of rocklands, aquatic landscapes, mixed-grass prairie, and cross timbers that serves as a home for plants, birds, fish, and reptiles. Bison, longhorns, elk, river otter, burrowing owls and, prairie dogs are some of the highlights. The Refuge also houses Mount Pinchot which is the tallest mountain in the park at 2,479 feet. Mount Pinchot was named in honor of Gifford Pinchot who served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service. A close second is Mount Scott, at 2,464 feet. There refuge is free to the public. A visitor center and bookstore on the refuge is open seven days a week. Public areas complete with 15 miles of hiking trails total 22,400 acres of the refuge while the remaining 37,000 acres are only accessible through guided tours as they serve as essential wildlife habitat. The most popular outdoor activities at the refuge are hiking, camping, fishing, bird and wildlife watching, and photography. Doris Campground (first come first served), Fawn Creek Campground (for organized educational groups), and backcountry camping in the Charon's Garden Wilderness Area are all available options. Contact the help center for reservations.

it's a pretty long trail that you can just walk and enjoy the landscapes. Not to much things to see but if you just want a long walk in peace this would be the trail. But just don't try doing it on a sunny hot day, because there's hardly any shades and trees around.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice easy trail

hiking
no shade
over grown
17 days ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
30 days ago

No shade, a bit over grown, and I went with my dog around 9am and went off trail to get back to trailhead. Saw lots of longhorns. Bring plenty of water. Trailhead had a sign that said closed after 10am. Got back to trailhead at 11. Keep close to creek. Beautiful view when you get close to the dam where Bison trail begins.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little trail. Some areas are hard to follow. The app told us a couple we were off trail when we were following the trail. Right now the falls are dry.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

One of the best hiking trails in the Wichita mountains. Great views and a pretty easy hike.

on Little Baldy Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Cutesy, little trail with a nice view of Quanah lake at the peak

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

water is way down so dont expect to see the waterfalls right now. still a fun hike

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

water is way down so dont expect to see the waterfalls right now. Still great views though.

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

a little overgrown near the river but be ready for little coverage. really dry out as well water is way down

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike with lots of photo opportunities.

Nice quick easy trail. Dog friendly. A little rocky to climb but not bad

hiking
1 month ago

No markers or trails at all. Extremely easy to get lost. Just climb over boulders to continue on the “trail”

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Started on the narrows but quickly went off trail on the boulder field, super fun and can get a bit tricky in some places. Once on top you have the option to take multiple routes back down. I opted to hike down from the North face and ended back on narrows trail about half way down.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Like the previous commentary OK is kinda in a drought so many of the creeks were dry but it was a decent trail. I recorded my journey and it was closer to 7 miles for me. The signs say 8 and the app says 6. Go figure.

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

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