Rough Canyon Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Rough Canyon Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilburton, Oklahoma that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

cave

forest

lake

river

waterfall

rocky

As the name states a rough rocky trail around Robbers Cave State Park. The trail is located in a gem of a park located in SE Oklahoma. Rough Canyon trail is the namesake of Rough Canyon which runs into the man made Lake Wayne Wallace. (There are great little known but spectacular views from the top of Buzzards Roost above the lake don't miss it while in the park, it's a tough but short hike or drive to the top depending on if the gate is locked or not) The trail runs from Robbers Cave along the mouth of the Rough Canyon to a few small ponds. When full after rains there is great waterflow and waterfalls along the often dry creek. The spiral cuts and flows in the rock proove water has been at work here for quite some time. The trail then loops through the mountains and past horse trail connections and oil roads back to the cave. A great day hike and visit to the cave. Or leave out on the trail late andr bring your tent and camp at the ponds overnight.

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1 month ago

Nice views and weather this time of year. not going to be challenged much if you stay on the trails but there are some areas where you can break off and get a little more ambitious. The tall pines are beautiful and the Lost Lake area is a nice place to stop and play.

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5 months ago

Pretty good hike. Got side tracked to lost lake, but made it back on track again.

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9 months ago

decent little trail. There was a spot close to the end if you go clockwise that was fun to climb and had a nice rock overhang

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11 months ago

I was unimpressed. Trail is poorly marked and hard to follow. Not scenic. Just a walk in the woods. If you live nearby, it may be worth it. I drove 3 hours one way. Waste of a nice day.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Monday, November 07, 2016

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nice trail for hiking. Lots of rocks and woods. If you go after a rain prepare to walk in water for most of the trail. Some uphill with rocks, with younger kids may be a little iffy in spots. My 4 year old managed as long as he had a hand. They say allow 2hr45min for trail. With young kid, a dog and after rain we took about 4, but we do take our time. Cave is fun at the end too.

Saturday, April 30, 2016