Kite Trail to Bison Trail Loop is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Indiahoma, 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.

Length6.8 miElevation gain524 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsRock climbingWalkingBird watchingForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersRocky
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Please see the park's website for up to date information: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/wichita_mountains/

Multi-car parking lot, picnic area, pit toilet

Refuge Headquarters 32 Refuge Headquarters Indiahoma, OK 73552 8am - 4:30 pm Phone: (580) 429-3222 Fax: (580) 429-9323 Email: Quinton_Smith@fws.gov Wichita Mountains Visitor Center For General Information: (580) 429-2197

From I-44 take Highway 49 (exit 45). Go west 10 miles to the Refuge gate. If coming from Highway 62, take Highway 115 (Cache exit) north to the Refuge Gate.

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Lisa Kuefler
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Lauren Faurie
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Becky Hartless
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such a great trail! Well marked. great views!

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Annie Gibson
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Trail is sometimes a little hard to follow, but it was an excellent hike!

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Bob Kinnett
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Nice breezy hike. Longhorns on the bison and Longhorn trail decided that he wasn’t going to let us pass so we had to turn around. Still, nice wilderness encounter. Memorable and not too dangerous.

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Haily Sharp
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Renee Carter
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Daniel Martin
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Danny Le
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Kyle Mihaylo
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Love it. Some more difficult terrain in Oklahoma. Went with dog, kids in the carriers. Some nice views as well if a small lake and creek. Will go again.

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Neil Johnson
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Trail no longer connects to the Bison Loop because of the broken dam. The Kite Trail was a fun, somewhat easy hike though!

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Danny Le
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Elaine Ozment
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Jen Renae
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very pretty, different types of terrain. Trail kept up well, amazing views

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Brooke Wheeler
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Currently open! Great hike. Seen Longhorns and Bison along the hike.

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Jerry Nguyen
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Gary Revas
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amy w
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Marcia Holden
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Kite Trail is open right now. Just this trail, not connecting, won’t take longer than 2 hours back to the car. It’s takes you along the canyon to the little waterfall. Very beautiful and peaceful. I’m a moderate hiker and did fine.

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Avery Currie
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Very pretty hike! I usually prefer trails where I can climb. But the scenery in this one definitely made up for the flatness in it. Do prepare for a lot of critters! There were lizards everywhere you look! It's also pretty long. So make sure you pack A LOT of water!

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Diana Novikova
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Acacia Hainsey
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Max Nelson
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I love this hike. The first half of the hike is by far my favorite and the most secluded feeling you’ll get. It takes you along a valley until you reach the 40’ hole. Make sure you plan your hike on a calm early morning so that you can enjoy seeing elk, coyotes, and other critters on the trail. If you skip the Kite section it will take you about 2 hours at a steady pace without breaks so don’t be fooled thinking this is a day hike.

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Amas Tenumah
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Great trail. Only a mile or so is scenic. This is a long trail for someone seeking solitude. Wear boots no avoiding water.

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Lisa Hogan
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awesome hike with my ladies

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