Indian Nature Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Broken Bow, 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.

Length2.4 miElevation gain524 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingLakeRiverViewsWildlifeRocky
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Jenny Jones
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Jessica Marie Jones
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Quick little trail that runs along side of Broken Bow Lake. Mostly uphill on the way in, which makes for a pleasant and brisk downhill walk back. There and back trail that is worth the work. Plenty of beautiful views of the lake and marina! :)

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Tiffany Shinkle
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Trail was easy to follow until about .9 miles in. Refer to AllTrails to get you past that point. There are a few marked trees. Not well maintained, but still nice. We saw two bald eagles and their nest. It was easy with our 8 and 6 year old boys.

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Jason Tyson
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Nice hike. Uphill quite a ways. Got the blood pumping quick. Did find some mistletoe.

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Julie Thomson
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HikingOff trailRocky

Beautiful view!

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Eric Slater
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Fantastic views. A nice ascent along a ridge that over looks lake and marina. We hiked it Dec’20. With the foliage down, the views off both sides of the ridge were excellent. Trail was easy to follow. This trail is probably best in late autumn / winter.

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James Johnston
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Emily Filippone
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HikingOver grown

This seems to be an old trail that isn’t kept up by the park anymore. We only saw one trail marker and it was a rock with an arrow spray painted on it. I would skip it, there are so many other great trails close by.

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Scott Marmillion
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E Rode
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HikingOver grown

Easy access to road and easy parking. The trail was pretty overgrown, but easy. I would suggest pants & close-toe shoes.

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Kayla Parker
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HikingOver grown

We tried to do this trail on 5/28 but it was pretty overgrown and we ended up turning around half-way. Would recommend pants and closed-toed shoes.

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Brice Gibbs
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Nature in it's simplest form. Very simple!

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Emily Harrelson
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Hiked this with my 7 yr old and he did fine. Nice hike and decent view of the lake. Couldn’t go all the way to then end. Got to a point where large logs across trail and couldn’t really see where to go so turned back. This was about 1 mile in.

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Natasha Gale
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Taylor Levesque
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HikingOff trailOver grown

The trail is pretty overgrown for the last 1/4 of the hike. Still recommend it if you like more of an uphill lookout and easy downhill path. Nice view of the marina and lake. Easy access from the road and good parking.

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Howard Wickersham
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Easy little short hike. Trail has a lot of down trees and needs some clean up. Easy for young kids. You can see the lake through the trees but no major look out points.

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Brandi Coyner
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HikingOver grown

Short but pretty good inclines. Goes adjacent to lake shore, but area is wooded (and well shaded). Trail is easy to follow.

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Tina Stamm
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

First part of the trail was flat and open 1/4 in trees down and weed high small trail towards end with tall grass but a nice woods and shade trail with deer and big woodpeckers.

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Danielle O'Neill
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Nice trail with decent inclines. Well marked however it was pretty overgrown. Still, would recommend.

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Ashley & Derek V
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Moderate difficulty trail for not that much when it comes to views. Nice walk through the forest, but steep incline in and steep decline back out. We were there in December so the trees had thinned out enough to see parts of the lake but mostly you just see the marina. If you're going for a slightly strenuous walk in the woods, this trail is great. If you want views of the lake, pick another trail.

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Paula Gilly Robinette
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Harder than Deer Crossing. Sign at spillway parking lot says Indian Nation Trail which is longer than this one.

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Clay Auburg
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Off trailOver grown

Needs to be remarked. Largely overgrown without food views of the marina.

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Kristen Parker
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Enjoyed the trail following the river, but would consider this moderate due to several steep sections.

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Matthew Frybarger
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Awesome trail! Within about a quarter mile we jumped up two Doe that were bedded down. Later on we heard two beautiful Bald Eagles that we’re roosted in a tall pine tree! Such a great experience! It stormed last night so it was night and quiet and no one was on the trail with us! Definitely doing this trail again!

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Ricki Lascody
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Nice high trail along ridge of hills along the lake. Parking lot right before dam overlook. This trail was less buggy than our morning hike and had a lot of uphill sections from the start. Like another hiker posted, we'd mark it moderate rather than easy due to the stamina needed. Older hikers with bad knees would want a staff for leverage. Some sections were quite grassy and we ended up w a lot of chiggers on us and our dog. My husband picked up some ticks as well despite OFF spray. The trail goes on quite a bit farther than the ALLTrails map so when you reach the long descent ,after the flat wooded clearing, turn around unless you want more exercise (keep in mind you'll need to climb back up on the return) Also note that Beavers Lodge trail may be two sections. We did the trail that starts west of the parking lot next to spillway. However we noticed there is a one way trail on official park maps with same name that follows the river south below the spillway and ends at start of Skyline Trail. A map indicates there is trailhead parking at both ends of the southern Beavers Lodge.

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Daniel Velazquez
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For me this was a good trail but I do not think it's difficulty should be called easy due to the amount of climbing terrain and the steepness of the terrain especially for a first time hiker.

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