Jed Johnson Tower Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Jed Johnson Tower Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lawton, Oklahoma that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

historic site

rock climbing
2 days ago

Trails are easy when staying on the path.
Rocks adjacent to them - not so easy lol. I have hiked it twice and getting to the summit is easier in the spring than the fall. It gets dark quick so plan early and bring extra lighting.

Total time spent was a couple of hours each way to the summit of the mountain next to the tower. I’ve seen some folks fishing the lake there but I never got over to it.

Last trip was in January and it was very cold. Ice still on the rocks which can make for a dicey climb. Still very worth it.

My fiancé proposed on top of the mountain next to the tower, it was a perfect hike with an amazing sunset. Cold but beautiful.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice short trek with great views. Easy trail for everyone.

hiking
1 month ago

My dad and I took this trail with my dog and we loved it! The view was amazing, the hike in was really easy! We where a little confused at one point it V’s and the right goes away from the tower. So we turned around and went left and had no other problems. We found a rattle snake on the path on the way back down!! So be be careful!

1 month ago

very easy trail to follow

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike... great view

3 months ago

Easy hike, wish the tower was open and able to get inside for the view.

5 months ago

Great hike, short, but fun. Cool seeing the old tower at the top.

7 months ago

Easy hike, short hike. We took our baby in our hiking backpack with us. Great views and the castle at the top was fun.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a perfect first-time hike for our family of 5. We took a 9, 5, and 2 year old. Took us about an hour, with off-and-on carrying of the 2 year old.
The kids loved getting to see the "castle."

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked this trail with my 4-year-old in October. Thought this was a great hike for a kid. It's a short trail with different terrains and great views. It hits right by the lake (passed several people fishing here), some parts are an easy walk through the fields, you got some rocky terrain, a little bit of elevation, hit a couple of creeks where we had to do some rock-hopping to keep our shoes dry, arriving at the top for great views of the lake.

Took us about an hour and a half to hike this trail at a very slow pace.

8 months ago

Nice trail with a little elevation. There was a lot of mud and water due to recent rainstorms which just made it more fun for us. Getting to the tower was really neat after passing it on many trips to the refuge.

11 months ago

awesome hike...

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recorded Track - Mar 18 12:48 PM

Saturday, March 18, 2017