Canyon Rim Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Canyon Rim Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hinton, Oklahoma that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

It's a short drive on i-40 west to the Hinton exit south on 281 through the town of Hinton you will see signs for the park on the east hand side of the road for the entrance to the canyon.

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17 days ago

Not sure you can still hike the entire loop any longer with state budget cuts. Stopped at the Ranger station for a trail map and was told that they don't give them out any longer as much of the trail is washed out. Hike around on my own from the center trail head and was able to find most of the trial on the East side. Some of it was well worn. Occasionally ran across red and white trail markers suggesting a trail system at one point. Hiked up on the west rim from the California Trailhead at the south end of the park. Was well marked and a nice trail with some nice views but was closed a 1/4 way north up the west rim. Looped back to the valley floor. All in all a nice hike, but wear pants if you're planning to make your own trail to complete the loop. Red sandstone slippery and crumbly when wet. Be careful near rim edge.

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4 months ago

It was a nice trail. A few cool views. Though my dogs continued to get lots of stickers right on the trail. At one point I thought about carrying my long haired dog.

Overall a wonderful trail, but will not go again with dogs.

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7 months ago

There were a few eye sores, an oil tank, a waste water lagoon and some weird abandoned buildings, but other than that most of the scenery is pretty. It just kinda spits you out on the road maybe half a mile from the trailhead though. Still it was a pretty fun hike.

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8 months ago

Great views of the canyon.

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8 months ago

Found the start of the path but lost it several times because of overgrown grass and poor trail markers. Ended up in a circle and headed back. May try again at a later date.