Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge: East Trail

EASY 45 reviews

Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge: East Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

nature trips
30 days ago

I’ve walked the trail to the north and the SW service road and both are neat but otherwise boring. I mostly go walking off road into the refuge itself. Far more to see, some awesome trees to be found and the occasional deer, turkey, or pig can be seen. Overall not a bad spot, needs to be burned to clear out old dead tree litter and leaf build up and get more food for wildlife, but being so nestled in the city that’ll never happen. Waterway is popular with kayakers and paddle boarders.

trail running
2 months ago

Dirt road with no elevation changes. Good shade from the trees though - better than some of the sun exposed paved biking paths.

4 months ago

Farm road or never taken care of path. Had to chase away a turkey which was awesome.

But all and all wasn’t that good

4 months ago

Will probably not go back again. Lots of litter...
I did not feel safe going this alone...

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is not very visible at all and towards the end I mostly just walked the service round on the edge of the forest.

9 months ago

no

hiking
11 months ago

Couple stars earned for the distance and occasional peaceful spots of scenery, but overall pretty underwhelming and boring. The first mile and change of the trail also has exposure to local road and aircraft noise.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Very disappointing!

No, I was not expecting Mt. Everest, I understood the "easy" rating. Essentially. the entire hike is on a farm road with tire tracks/Rita throughout. There are short spurs leading you down to the river. There was shade pretty much throughout. I saw a few animals during the hike (rabbit, box turtle). It was quiet and peaceful to a degree but largely lacking in sights and grandeur. I took my dog with me. A little guy or girl would do alright, although, again, very little changes.

I won't make a second trip...

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It was ok... There was an area where we were next to a busy road and the noise was super loud.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Beautiful, easy hike for young children and the access to the water is nice for extra exploring and fishing.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Absolutely my favorite place. Peaceful by the river watching the kayakers float down. Lots of bunnies and armadillos. But bring bug spray. Duh... I shouldn't have to tell you that.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Nice patch of nature in the city! Extremely easy. Very heavy with mosquitos and ticks. Watch out for dog doodoo.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Nice and peaceful trail. Not marked well in some spots. Bring your tick spray!

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Could be a nice Trail, but not marked. A portion of the hike has to be walked on the toad

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

Such a beautiful place!! It was nice to escape from reality for a bit! I'll definitely have to go again! It's perfect if you're looking for a more woodsy feel.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Beautiful wooded hike. Very enjoyable!!!

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