Canyon Rim Trail

MODERATE 55 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
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

over grown

rocky

washed out

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.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a bit hard to distinguish the actual trail at times but a like getting off trail and exploring anyway so it doesn’t bother me much

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

My daughter Amber and I hit the CRT on Christmas Eve and then made some mac&chesee with spam for dinner.
It was a cold evening but full of great memories.
I do wish the trails was better marked as we missed a turn but it wasn’t a big problem.
Looking forward to coming back in early spring.

hiking
6 months ago

A fun hike with nice scenery but it's a little disappointing how poorly the trail is maintained. I did a lot of guessing as to where the actual trail was as there were very few markers and much of it was overgrown. They were working on building a paved section of trail along the road and had the Horsetail Trail closed for maintenance so hopefully they'll get working on the Rim Trail soon.

7 months ago

Beautiful hike! Especially in May when the wildflowers are in full bloom.

8 months ago

Most of it is grown over. It is hard to know what is path and what is an animal trail. Try the East Side than the West Side. Long pants is a must now that the trails are grown over.

hiking
11 months 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.

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great views of the canyon.

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Once finding the trail, it was a good light trail with some scenic areas. Mostly it just follows the back side of the property line

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Very clean campground. We were just hiking for the day but the facilities and grounds were well maintained.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

This was a cool trail for the kids... Very easy but fun and some cool rock formations

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Cool!

camping
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Good fun place. Watching the repellers is fun. Good for low impact rock climbing...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fun for everyone!

camping
Sunday, April 05, 2015

Great campsite, great hikes.

hiking
Thursday, April 02, 2015

The trails are well worn and easy to follow excepting their are not any trail markers so you are on your own in guessing where the trail may lead. Pleasant walk and nice overlooks.

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