Boulder Mountain (Eagle Mountain) via Narrows Trail

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Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Boulder Mountain (Eagle Mountain) via Narrows Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indiahoma, Oklahoma that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

Length1.1 miElevation gain360 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsRock climbingBird watchingRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleNo shadeNo dogs
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This trail takes hikers to the top of Eagle Mountain (nickname Boulder Mountain) This hike begins on the narrows trail and then cuts off on a rock scramble to the top of Eagle Mountain. The overall gain is not very much but large rocks that must be navigated up or around are not for the faint of heart.

There are a number of parking lots near the trail head.

Refuge Headquarters 32 Refuge Headquarters Indiahoma, OK 73552 8am - 4:30 pm Phone: (580) 429-3222 Fax: (580) 429-9323 Email: Quinton_Smith@fws.gov Wichita Mountains Visitor Center For General Information: (580) 429-2197

From I-44 take Highway 49 (exit 45). Go west 10 miles to the Refuge gate. If coming from Highway 62, take Highway 115 (Cache exit) north to the Refuge Gate. After taking a left off of 49 within the Wichita Mountains Wildlife refuge drive to the parking lot on the left past Lost Lake.

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Allen Biehl
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Very difficult terrain, and the trail is not well marked. Required frequent boulder hopping and bushwhacking. Some very sketchy moments on the descent. As described... not for the faint of heart.

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Daniel Martin
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Rochelle Somers
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Challenging "trail." Most is a boulder climb to the top. Not for beginners.

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Samūel Ōler
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Rock climbingClosedGreat!No shadeOff trailRockyScramble
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Ling Goddard
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Hiking

The stars depends if you are “crazy” and enjoy such adventure. I went there on last Fri after a long day driving from Colorado the day before. No mark on the trail. It was hard for me to find the “trailhead”, there is no real trailhead. It was dangerous and Hard level. The two persons I met there decided to turn around before hit to the half way up. I climbed to the top. I tried to go to the “eagle peak” on the map but could not find the way. It is impossible to follow the map or come down from the same “trail” went up. I fell between rocks. Nobody was around. I called for help but nobody heard. The good thing was I did not break my legs, just bad scars. My pants were broke. It was very nice on the top of boulders. I enjoyed. Coming down was also very dangerous. It was very slippery in the morning but gets dry later around noonish. I went to Narrows trail after I came down. It is not that easy especially after morning climbing. But it is not hard at all. I almost finished the trail, the last 0.2-0.3 miles are full of bushes. I really did not want to go through bushes again. My arms and hands were full of scratches. So I turned around. I was very happy. My suggestions: 1. It is better to bring partners. Single person like me might get into the danger but cannot get any help. Let others know your plan if you decide to go and enjoy hiking by yourselves. 2. Wear good long pants and if you don’t want to get scratches, better long sleeves. 3. Don’t try to follow the map. Get up there, then get down, yeah! 4. Unless you don’t have time and want to finish both trails, like I did, it is better to go there not in the early morning. It will be hot but dryer rocks are safer. 5. Know your limits but don’t limit yourselves. Have fun!

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Bailey Williamson
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Hiking

Path was very over grow, top was underwhelming compared to other trails here.

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Mike Espinosa
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Rock climbingGreat!

Be prepared to climb. It turns into vertical climb about .5 miles into hike. All climbing can he done without equipment. Very scenic at top of Eagle Mountain and overlooks the "Narrows"

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laura samek
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Jimmy Cook
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Hiking

That trail is closed right now (COVID-19)

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Nate Adams
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Hiking

Is this closed or open? I see it doesn’t say closed on here but life a hour and 35 away

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Heather Harvey
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HikingOff trail
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Seth Covey
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Scrambled up a ravine and had to climb around tons of rocks. Not a hard trail, but it isn’t for beginners. I’d advise you be in good shape and have some good shoes!

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Tiffany Björklund
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble
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Kit Williams
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

This is a great hike, but the term “trail” is a not applicable. There’s a small trail at the beginning of the trail, but once you’re on the mountain....forget it. Great time with the family, but not for the non/adventurous....

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