Cattail Pond Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilburton, 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.

Length4.1 miElevation gain462 ftRoute typeLoop
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The trail is is blazed with double blue dots.

Backpack camping is allowed on the trail. 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. Also available are two indoor community rooms, each with a view of Lake Carlton. Both community rooms are within close proximity to a swimming area, playground and some of the park's recreational activities. 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, paddleboat rentals, a small grocery store, and a nature center with naturalist programs and exhibits round out the park's facilities.

Robbers Cave State Park Hwy 2 N Wilburton, OK 74578 Phone: 918-465-2565 Toll Free: 800-654-8240 Fax: 918-465-2781

Located 5 miles north of Wilburton, Oklahoma on Hwy 2.

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Verla Bloomfield
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Great trail! Beautiful views! As others have stated, follow the trail markers, the GPS is slightly off. The trail is well marked with some areas that were muddy. Word of warning! Our three dogs came out covered in small ticks!

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Chris Rector
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Nice trail

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Gordon Fountain
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Hiked rough canyon trail and Cattail loop as one loop. Rocky with a few fairly steep inclines. A few small stream crossings but nothing you will get your feet wet on. Follow the trail markers because the trail itself is sometimes hard to see. Enjoyed the trail. Would do again.

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Daniel Martin
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Eric Mendoza
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HikingMuddy

Trail past cave is very muddy, so expect to post hole a lot. More sites around cave, but if you’re looking for a moderate hike.. keeping going. Just keep your eyes open for all the trail markers.

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Janice Brillo
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HikingRocky

Very fun trail. This loop and rough canyon loop combined is the best hiking experience at Robbers Cave.

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Analese Evelyn
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It was a good trail! A little crowded when we went, but we kept our distance. The trails are marked, but are pretty hard to follow. We got lost and off of the trail more than once, so I would recommend a GPS (cell service is spotty at best).

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Heath Boren
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Good hike, but pretty rough trying to follow the trails. Would recommend you have some time as it’s fairly hard to navigate unless you’re using a map/compass or GPS.

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Brandi Coyner
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HikingOff trailRocky

Higher end of moderate just because of rocks and a slick water crossing. While well marked, the Robbers Cave trails overlap a lot and we couldn’t find a color code key. Cat tail Pond is dark blue (but it overlaps with Rough Canyon initially), so you start at the light blue trail head and follow those markers until you get to the road crossing. Following light blue ends up in an extra 0.9 mile each way, so if you want to do cattail proper, go left at the road and look for the dark blue and orange markers. In about half a mile, you hook up with the light blue trail. Also GPS is rough along most of the trail, so don’t plan on the app accurately marking your locations. Would definitely do again, and the views are beautiful.

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Teresa LaRue Kopenhiemer
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Excellent! Would recommend to anyone wanting beautiful scenery. The trails didn’t really follow the app. We did double check the online maps of the park to make sure we were ok. Will definitely do again.

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Madison Bowker
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I went to Robbers Cave with the intention of hiking the Rough Canyon Trail. The trails all start at the same head and then branch off. When they branch off they’re marked and there are arrows... unfortunately, the split between the cattail and rough canyon was a little confusing as it was marked with a laminated piece of paper with arrows pointing the direction I came from and the direction I was going. I didn’t want to go backwards, so I decided to go on the obviously marked cattail loop. While it was fairly muddy and you have to cross cross water, the hike was beautiful. It wasn’t overly busy even though the outlaw run was on the same day. I passed four couples or so and most were close to the trail head. I didn’t see any dogs other than my own. The trail has a few steep inclines and declines, but not many. The ground is scattered with good size rocks that keep you on your toes, pay attention if you don’t want to trip. The lake was beautiful, there were multiple small rapid water falls, and the silence other than wind, water, and the leaves crunching beneath your feet was wonderful.

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Connie B
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Always a favorite ❤️

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James Breedlove
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Nice longer alternate trail.

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Connie B
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Longer alternate trail via equestrian and hiking trails. Nice hike!

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Connie B
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Alternate longer trail. Awesome!

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Connie B
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HikingRocky

Cave parking lot to Cat Tail Pond to Rough Canyon Trail

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Jerry Morgan
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Very fun trail

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Evan Gibson
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A nice hike to the dam and back. Some moderate uphill hiking on mostly rocks. Great views in a couple of spots off trail. The downhill on the way back is easier. Fun time with gf and 7 yr old.

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David Scroggins
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I grew up near this park, until I joined the military. Its not that great for hiking.

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Doug Neidholdt
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Cattail Pond trail was a varied trail with rocky creeks, old ponds, pine and hardwood forests, and small bluff. Note that to get to the trail you have to start at the Rough Canyon trailhead and travel a mile before you get there. The trail is well marked but the cross trail signage is in poor condition. Make sure you have a trail map.

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Daniel Ontiveros
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Kathy Glines
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Kristen Stehling
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Shelby Logue
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Joey Logue
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Sara Jennings
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Joshua Payton
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Maris Kohn
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