Mount Scott Scenic Drive and Overlook

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Mount Scott Scenic Drive and Overlook is a 5.6 mile out and back trail located near Lawton, Oklahoma that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for trail running, road biking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

views

Located on the eastern edge of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott is one of Oklahoma's most prominent mountains. A spiral shaped paved road leads to the summit and a breathtaking view of southwest Oklahoma. The peak towers 2,464 feet above sea level. Parking is available on the summit so that you can get outdoors and enjoy the vistas and some rock hopping or hiking.

hiking
8 days ago

Great views. It’s a nice drive up but hiking isn’t to be had here.

Head across the road by the lake for a moderate hike. It gets a bit dicey in the winter and months following ice can still be on the rocks so be cautious. Also bring extra lighting if you go anytime in the fall. It gets dark and fast.

15 days ago

Mount Scott has a beautiful view. I definitely recommend the drive up (for everyone). Next time, we plan to hike up the Mountain.

walking
1 month ago

Just an FYI…. As of Dec 2017 the Mt. Scott Road is open to foot-traffic only (pedestrians/bicyclists) from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. Group size is restricted to 8 persons or less and users must remain on pavement until sunrise. From 9:30 to sunset, the road is open for motorized travel. Pedestrians and bicyclists will not be permitted to walk/bike road after it is open for motorized travel.

trail running
2 months ago

In high school, we used to run up and down the road that goes up the mountain. It's not easy and the way down hurts more than the way up. But, the view is worth it. You do have to be careful of vehicles, this is a run I recommend doing without earbuds so that you can stay aware of your surroundings. Pro tip: have someone making hamburgers at the bottom of the mountain so when you finish, there's an awesome lunch waiting for you.

scenic driving
3 months ago

There is NO hiking trail at Mount Scott. Again, there is NO hiking trail at Mount Scott. If you’re okay with this, the summit holds lots of easy rock climbing great for 7-15 year olds. I’m 36 and had a wonderful time climbing all over the cluster of rocks.

3 months ago

This trail is super-easy when the road is blocked off. I did it with my kids the day the govt was shut down. It would be more complicated with traffic.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Great short drive up the paved road and even better during a winter/overcast day to get that foggy view!

trail running
4 months ago

It’s not true trail running it road running but if you start early on a clear day the sunrise is amazing.

scenic driving
5 months ago

I LOVE WICHITA MOUNTAINS. I have been twice now (about a 6 hr drive) and would go again and again and again. Mount Scott is always worth the drive to the top for a chance to get some great shots and admire the park. No trails but you can park and walk around and find your own little spot.

road biking
7 months ago

I love this road to the top of mount Scott. I don't think I'd rate it as easy though. It's a tough climb for me.

hiking
8 months ago

The views were amazing!!! However there was a lot of traffic and blind spots going up the mountain that we decided to drive it instead of hike!

9 months ago

Great place to hike and drive! There's little foot path when hiking from the bottom to the top. Be careful of cars driving by and people walking! Overall everything was great

rock climbing
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Had a great workout climbing from rocks to rocks. Awesome scenic view from the top! Amazing experience

scenic driving
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fun, and simple.

rock climbing
Sunday, February 19, 2017

alot of fun, wife and I signed our name on the guard rail walking up

rock climbing
Sunday, February 12, 2017

great

trail running
Friday, February 10, 2017

Hard but beautiful

scenic driving
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nice little drive up the mountain, parking at the top. The day I went it was bitter cold, with 20 mph north winds; so I didn't spend much time out looking at the views. But the views from the top are nice. Watch for hikers on the road as you make the curves

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Good hike there 2 years ago and nice views on top of the boulders. Planning to go back again.

scenic driving
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nice view from the top especially if you do it at sunset. You could choose to park at the bottom and walk up as a number of people do but we did a quick drive prior to hitting some of the trails nearby.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

awesome place

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Beautiful and it never gets old. Thrilling every time we go!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Drive it, best views in the state of Oklahoma!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

We loved it. Gorgeous 360 degree views. You drive up and then there's several places to pull along the side and park and lots of parking at the top.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

So beautiful! The kids and I went here this weekend and had so much fun!

scenic driving
Monday, March 28, 2016

The Mt. Scott Scenic Drive is just that, a paved road to the top of Mt. Scott. However, I noted a number of people who parked at the bottom and walked or biked up/down the paved road for the challenge of it. I imagine one should be cautious walking on a paved road that winds up a mountain given the limited view of drivers around the curves, but both drivers and walkers seemed compatible during my visit there. At the top, Mt. Scott gives panoramic views of the reserve, to the west, Lake Lawtonka to the East/Northeast, Lake Ellmer Thomas and Medicine Park to the Southeast and the road to Meers to the north. There are decent paths to walk at the top to gain different vantage points (you don't have to see everything from your car). Not a hike, but well worth the drive for the views.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Not a walking trail but the view from the top of Mt. Scott is just breathtaking.

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This is not a hiking trail. It is a paved road to the top. Nice views. Worth the drive up for sure.

scenic driving
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A must do in the WMWR. Amazing views of Lake Lawtokna, Ft. Sill, the Refuge, the sacred Kiowa Slick Hills. There are "trails" in every direction from the parking area leading to spectacular lookout points and boulder hopping around. Mt Scott is the fourth highest (and only easily publically accessible) mountain in the Wichita chain.

scenic driving
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Great panoramic views of the area. Their is a trail and rock climbing here. At the entry to the drive is a nice picnic area.

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