Kiamichi River Wilderness is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hodgen, Oklahoma that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.1 miElevation gain403 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashBackpackingHikingForestRiverWaterfallOff trail
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Portions of this trail cannot be found on any forest service or topography maps, but 80% of the trail is easy to follow. Start by parking off Highway 63 near the gravel road entry. Follow the forest road and stay left. Evidence of the road begins to disappear, so proceed in a northeasterly manner until you hit a trail marked with blue ribbon and paint. Take the blue trail to the left to get to the beautiful Kiamichi River, where there are some small water falls and likely a swimming hole in the summer time. Respect wilderness regulations and private property rights.

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Paul Sweet
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HikingMuddyOff trailPrivate propertyRocky

This was an interesting route. The first section is on an old forest road, then you totally leave the road for a trail-less wander over the ridge of the mountain, then you reconnect with a second forest road. Use your GPS and the AllTrails app to navigate the bushwhack in the middle. As mentioned in other reviews, there is a gorgeous campsite at the end. However, it IS on private property and there are game cams up monitoring for any activity. I didn’t know this when I set up camp. The next morning, though, I was visited by the owner telling me that I was on his land. He was nice about it, but it did shorten the stay a bit. Don’t plan on an overnight unless you cross the creek and go in a couple hundred feet (which takes you to the Ouachita Trail where you’ll likely have access to a lot of good camping spots along the river).

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Mark Davis Bailey
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Hiking

Great... river camp is scenic.

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Brice Gibbs
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HikingOff trailOver grown

I'm glad that it doesn't say trail at the end of Kiamichi River Wilderness, because there is no trail!

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Donna Fisher
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HikingBugsFloodedMuddyOver grown

Active family of 4 plus dog from Dallas- LOVED this hike. Not sure if it had rained but couple flooded spots to navigate around or walk through in the start but after that all good. Don’t give up it’s worth the walk through the thorn bushes and barely marked trails for the water!!! We thought it was great adventure - glad we were prepared with change of socks and hiking attire!

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Jim Megerson
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This was the Ouachita Switchback trail race. Very beautiful trail. Lots of elevation.

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Ashley Whiteford
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Hiking
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Nathan Roberts
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Hiking
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Ryan Hall
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Hiking
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