Elk Mountain and Ridge Bushwhack Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Elk Mountain and Ridge Bushwhack Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Indiahoma, Oklahoma that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

3.6 miles
656 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


over grown



Elk Mountain and Ridge Bushwhack Trail follows the Elk Mountain trail to the trails end and then heads west following the ridge/mountain top bushwacking to varies overlooks and bouldering opportunities.

17 days ago

It was a great hike! Definitely one of the hardest hikes that I have been on. It was worth all of the work, and I will say that it’s definitely harder if you don’t follow the trail the whole way. Definitely a hike that you should take!;)

2 months ago

Returned and did this trail again. Absolutely the best. I spent and you should spend hours exploring the mountain top. fabulous views, rock formations.

5 months ago

One of my favorite Oklahoma hikes. It's a nice climb to the peak of Elk Mt with a great payout. I've hiked this trail with a 9 and 10 year old with no issues (other than complaining). .
One you summit, there is also the option to continue off-trail for some bouldering.
Although the hike is mostly an ascent, the trail is well-maintained.

6 months ago

The trails are not clearly marked so get ready for a fun adventure to the top! the view from up is breath taking

10 months ago

The trail is steep in places. It is beautiful at the top. You can stay on the flatter part and go all the way to the west side of mtn then when the mtn starts sloping down again you can get to the apple and the pear on the west side of mtn.

11 months ago

Absolutely Stunning! Found an old mine at the top of Elk Mountain Trail that a Park Ranger told my group and I about! Anyone Else find it?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great time on the trail Really wet but still a wonderful hike

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Loved it!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Great hike! We haven't been on many but this one was nicely marked and challenging enough at times. For novice hikers we would recommend it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Great hike, totally different place when it's covered by clouds.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Elk mountain trail is the first half of the trail, which is good of itself, but the best is the off trail hike back west to various overlooks, bouldering, and scrambling opportunities.

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