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Rough Horsetail Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hinton, Oklahoma that features a river 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.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 22 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Washed out

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A very fun place to hike and camp, also provides designated repelling areas. Bring cloths that can get dirty for the red rocks do tend to stain cloths. There are multiple loop routes to choose from so you can hike it multiple times and choose different routes each time. The trail is very scenic and varied in its short distance. A number of short climbs and some areas that can be wet.

Full amenities expected at a state park. Camping from tent to RV. Modern restrooms and showers

Red Rock State Park. Hwy 281 S Hinton, OK 73047 Phone: 405-542-6344 Fax: 405-542-6342

its a short drive on i-40 west to the Hinton exit south on 281 through the town of Hinton you will see signs for the park on the east hand side of the road for the entrance to the canyon.

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Brittany Jones
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Hiking

Nice quick loop trail. A few paths you could take to climb the rocks.

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Jay M
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HikingFee

Nice easy loop trail with several short offshoots to the loop.

Katie Grasham
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FeeMuddy

Great little trail. was a little muddy and one of the middle boards on one of the bridges midway was broken, giving both me and my dog a small coronary; however, very pleasant overall. nice variety of floors and fauna, good shade. moderate night br stretching it a bit. Pretty easy trail but recommend sturdy shoes that you are ok getting muddy.

Daniel Martin
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HikingFeeMuddy

The weather is perfect this weekend for a hike. Take your kids along!

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Daniel Martin
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HikingFeePrivate property

A very nice trail, with interesting plant life. We went while it was sprinkling and cool and it was perfect. This is perfect for small kids

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Shawn Downey
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Hiking

Great trail, especially for families with children above age 4 or so.. well marked with a lot of natural beauty packed into such a short hike.. definitely on the easy end of moderate difficulty.. definitely take the side trails to the ponds.. during rainy months there are small waterfalls that feed them..

Ryan Traffanstedt
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Hiking

My family loved this trail! It is a short trail but packed with beauty. There are several mini bridges and a side trail to a pond. It says moderate risk but my family was able to get thru fairly easily. There was some incline.

Amy Thompson
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HikingMuddy

June 10, 2019: Nice walking path. A little muddy. A coupe side trails to small lakes.

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Katie Farrington
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Kim Tolle
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Rob Murphy
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Hiking

a little washed out from the storms but a lot of small wildlife and a waterfall and some nice forest views.

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❤️Jackie❤️ pricejaclyn@yahoo.com
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Great trail!! Definitely will be going back and want to camp out!

Brigitte Shows
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Hiking

Hiked today with my husband and dog and it was an amazing day. While there were people in the camping areas we didn’t see any other people u til we arrived at the end. The trail was dry and a little overgrown in some areas. The owners must have been listening to reviews because most of it was well marked. We began in the center of the California Trail and followed the outer edge of the park as we planned to do the entire Canyon Rim as well. We missed a turn and decided not to backtrack- so we only covered part of it. Most of it was clearly marked but the foot trails were easy to distinguish. There were steep climbs and some overgrown brush but no complaints here.It was an awesome day and only wished we could have stuck with our original plan.

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Cecelia Watkins
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Hiking

Absolutely unexpectedly amazing. Follow all the trails and don’t miss any of it. There were some steep steps. Not good for the elderly.

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Lisa Wilson
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Hiking

Nice short trail with interpretive signs in wetland area. Great fall color.

Shalyn Bliss
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Hiking

Perfect distance and skill level for my 3 kiddos, ages 5-7

Marie Thompson
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Beautiful trail, information stands and mostly well maintained. Too many stairs.

greg stemmler
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Hiking

there is no trail map of ailable. Most of the trails are closed. The one the park endorses is absolutely full of sand spurs. Do not bring your dog, as they cannot walk a single step without getting one !!! it is apparent, as you step out of the parking lot. there should be signage here .... had I not brought my dogs, could have been enjoyable walk. Really disappointed in this park, as it is full of people, and could be better maintained.

Jon Boat
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Hiking

trail closed as of oct 7 2017

Tiffany McIlvain
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Hiking

We really enjoyed this trail a year ago. If it opens up again, it's worth going. There was just one washed out swampy section in the middle, but we could get through it fine in a dry season. I heard an unfortunate rumor that the park may be closing all together though.

Peter Tran
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Trail is currently closed. seems like it will be closed for awhile since there are some heavy equipment blocking the path

Cyndi Bates
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Hiking

Very short, but easy trail. Beautiful views.

Katherine Howland
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Very short trail but beautiful. The trail was easy to follow. Also make sure to bring plenty of water.

Nee Basil
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Hiking

Hiked this trail yesterday. First time at the park was last Fall and it was nice to see it in Spring.

Staci Howe
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Very easy...

Bob Dunn
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I enjoyed it a lot, short with a few climbs and easy to follow. Well maintained

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