Narrows Trail to Boulder Mountain

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Narrows Trail to Boulder Mountain is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Indiahoma, Oklahoma that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

This trail takes hikers to the top of Eagle Mountain (nickname Boulder Mountain) This hike begins on the narrows trail and then cuts off on a rock scramble to the top of Eagle Mountain. The overall gain is not very much but large rocks that must be navigated up or around are not for the faint of heart.

2 months ago

This was an amazing trail. We got there around 3 and it was beautiful. We saw a lot of wildlife including bison antelope a fox or bobcat and longhorn. We had fun navigating around the trail and rocks. The views looking down into the Narrows are amazing. We only saw one other couple hiking out so we had it to ourselves which is always cool.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail was great! We found it easy to maneuver through! However, I can see how it would be difficult for others! Just be prepared to climb over and hop to boulders!

hiking
3 months ago

Water was up so couldn't complete the last little bit. The narrows was nice but underwhelming.

4 months ago

Great but have plenty of time and no dog.

hiking
6 months ago

Great boulder scramble, not for the faint of heart. The trail is easy to follow until you get to the base of the mountain, after that point you're on your own as the path to the top is unmarked. Invest in some gaiters or your shoes and your socks will be covered in hedge parsley seeds.

hiking
8 months ago

I went in to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge not expecting much. The park was quiet, clean and the staff at the visitor center was extremely friendly. The Narrows Trail or "The Narrows" as the park calls it, is a little hard to find. Angela, the nice German lady at the visitor center, pointed out exactly where to find it.

The trail begins behind a cabin, and winds its way down to the creek before boulder mountain. The creek was low enough that I could cross without getting my feet wet. I climbed up the right side of Boulder Mountain, when you cross the creek. It took about an hour and a half to get to the top. I was unfortunately not able to travel to the back of the mountain because of the tough path I took up. There's no great way to climb up the mountain.

Overall, it was an enjoyable hike and climb. Shockingly, I was the ONLY person hiking. It was nice to have the mountain to myself :).

9 months ago

Did this with my 2 year old...not excited about the stream crossing (with said 2 yo) but if you turn around there, it's fun for rock scrambling...

hiking
10 months ago

Really fun trail with great views and changing scenery. The terrain changes as you go along making for a fun hike with a little bit of challenge.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail? What trail? This was a very difficult climb and not much of a hike. Every once in a while you could see something that resembled a trail but it didn't last very long.

hiking
10 months ago

Very easy to lose the trail, but very beautiful once you get to the top! Well worth it as long as you can keeps from falling off the rocks you climb!

hiking
10 months ago

Very challenging, fun if you like to climb boulders.

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail. Make it as short or long of a trail you want. Climbing to the top was the best part. Have to get creative at point which made it awesome.

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11 months ago

We had heard great things about this trail and couldn't wait to get hiking! we started the trail and soon came to the first over look, the water was absolutely gorgeous so ...of course we had to climb down to it. The curiosity continued as we followed the water as far back as we could before the water opened up into large pool surrounded by walls. Instead of turning around we decided to climb up and go around. as we climbed out we actually ended up on the trail and followed it to the next over look..an breath taking river with a pristine rocky beach. We decided to climb our way down to it and follow the river once again. Although we ended up not even taking the trail it was an excellent passage to the beauty that lie below. We will be back time after time to this gorgeous spot!

hiking
11 months ago

Be sure to have proper foot gear, sunscreen, and water before attempting this trail. It wasn't very long, but it was hot and there was very little shade. I enjoyed the challenge of having to scramble up the rocks, a first for this low country southerner!

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The trail was very hard to find so we did our own little "off the beaten path" hiking. Almost considered putting this one under rock climbing lol. We went when it was 28 degrees out so most of the rocks were covered with ice which made it very challenging, but worth the risk once we got to the top!

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This trail is simple and has some of the best views (in my opinion) in the wichitas. The trail is not well marked and I ended up off the beaten path a couple times; however, I would recommend this trail to anyone especially in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Not easy to find but worth it! Great views of the Wichitas.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Like other people have mentioned, you should probably be in pretty good shape if you wanna try and make it to the top of Eagle Mt. Also, there isn't a trail once you start boulder hopping. I went up and down in a couple of hours and paused to eat lunch at the peak. Super beautiful scenery. Only negative I can think of is that the summit area was covered with cactus and thorny vines which made the trek rather painful at times even with long pants/sleeves.

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