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hiking
1 day ago

Personally I felt uncomfortable here. I pulled up and there were people in the trees staring as if I was going to bother them. For the little bit of this trail I did do, we came home with no ticks (so far) which is good. I won't be returning to this trail, just had a bad vibe.

This was a great hike up to the top of the Elk Mountain. This area is kind of unique because most of the surrounding area in Oklahoma is relatively flat. The trail was well kept and in good condition. The view at the top is great! Go slow and use caution for the uneven terrain, especially on the way back down. During the summer months be sure to wear a hat and bring plenty of fluids because of the heat and elevation gain going up the mountain.

Well marked trail. Good views. Grass was waist high in quite a few spots but can still easily follow the trail. Easy to get to. Excited to return when the leaves turn colors!

The trail is pretty awesome...for hiking or trail running. as with most Oklahoma trails this MTB outing became a hike and bike. The trail is abundant with rock gardens, boulders, and loose rock. It boasts significant climbs and descents. It could use some rerouting as some areas are eroded. Found some fantastic viewpoints and overlooks! I would say it was worth the day trip.

What a great hike! We also had the opportunity to see vultures perched down by the shore.

7 days ago

This is a tough one (for me anyway). Long and lots of ups and downs. 1 full mile was a steady up hill clime. Beautiful sights though. My phone died with 4 miles left to go so map does not show all. It also says its a loop and it is but you must walk the road about 1 1/2 miles to get back to your car.

You would think your in Colorado. Great views, rock formations.

My husband and I walked this trail yesterday. It has a nicely paved. Great veiws of the lake. very scenic. We saw a high brief(?) of pelicans. It was amazing!

We hiked from the trailhead at the park to the swinging bridge and back. Overall, the trail was well marked, though some spots were overgrown. Be prepared to walk along Highway 10, which was very odd. Also, the swinging bridge was closed for maintenance, but we didn't know it until we crossed over to other side and read the sign on the locked gate. It would have been nice to put a sign on both sides, especially since it was deemed unsafe to cross. Other than that, it was enjoyable.

Lost the trail several times. Poorly maintained. There are several trails out here but who knows where they are or where they go

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail for the most part. It’s not always marked very well though. And the wooden bridge by marker 10 is falling apart (missing and weak slats).

Nicely kept gravel trail with beautiful views. Nice tree canopy, bird watching and streams along the way. Missed out on seeing bison!

trail is very overgrown with underbrush. many fallen trees. I'd rate this trail as hard. Made it to 1/4 mile from the end and couldn't continue unless we felt like rock climbing or had brought a machete. Other than that a fun hike. Spanish Cave was cool but riddled with graffiti.

Only time for a short hike, maybe 3 miles total out and back. I will definitely go back to explore that and the other trails in the area. Saw an area where deer had bedded down, with prints visible under the grass.

Have been many times. After the first steep part, the top is pretty level. You meet some nice folks but not usually a place to go for solitude. I have never been asked for my hunting/fishing license but looks like others have had to pay fines. For seniors, you can get a lifetime hunting/fishing license for a one-time fee; a lot cheaper than paying a fine.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike. I walked the portion going southeast from the round pavilion. (I made a false start on the nature trail nearby.). On the MKT trail heading toward the railroad trestle you can look out over a part of the lake and river with great views of wading birds. I saw a great white egret and a great blue heron. I also saw a beaver or muskrat lodge. I walked out on the trestle maybe a third of the way to the end. I got spooked and turned around when the wind picked up. By myself and no phone service and too easy to misstep and break a leg. A previous reviewer mentioned no warning signs but there was a concrete barrier today so you can’t accidentally ride s bike off the end into nowhere.

We camped at Dogwood campgrounds then jumped the road to start at Cedar Bluff then we took a right to finish the Skyline Trail. Amazingly marked except the last mile or so when it comes to a dead end at the power lines and then you pretty much keep going straight into some over your head grown grass but there is a trail in there that takes you back to the path. Be sure you will have plenty of water with a filter as it is has some pretty steep parts that make you work. We only came across one very nice campground about 4 miles in from Cedar Bluff start. A black bear did end up running us out of our campsite so they are there and please bring bear spray! We also walked the four mile road back to the campsite vs turning around and going back through the trail so keep that in mind also. Enjoy :)

hiking
12 days ago

Easy trail ; great reward at the end if the falls are flowing.

Very clean. I took a short hike midweek and passed no other hikers. Lots of deer and armadillo tracks, still undisturbed at mid afternoon. It was a very hot day and the only wildlife I saw were a couple of tortoises. I disturbed a large bird but did not get a good look at it.

Would be good to go very early, get off the trail and just sit, watch and listen.

Has anyone tried out the tent camping area?

hiking
13 days ago

There are seed ticks! You will get hundreds or so on you! Otherwise great trail, well maintained, the dogs had fun.

Nice trail with some good ups and downs, but not well marked, especially at the top. I expected more views of the river, but there were only a couple. We both got bad chigger bites in spite of using bug spray. You definitely need a hunting/fishing/conservation pass. We got approached by a ranger.

Very poorly maintained. I actually lost the trail a couple of times since it was so overgrown. Not too difficult but very narrow and there are a few slick spots.

Kite Trail has a lot of off-shoots that can be confusing, but Bison Trail is very well marked. We saw buffalo (2), lonhorns (3), a snake, (1) black widow, and 5 other people (that's it!). I was surprised how few people were out there, given that we hiked it on Labor Day. When we arrived a little after 8 AM, we were the only car in the parking lot. It was great!

There were tons of tiny ticks. Bring lots of bug spray and water. This trail took about 2 miles an hour due to all the twists and turns. It's very easy to get going in the wrong direction. Parts of the trail are hard to determine if you are on the right one. There are so many trails to choose from. I will definitely go back in the fall once the tick have gone.

Quiet, well maintained, scenic trails. Perfect for family walks and bike riding.

Trail map above is not accurate; this is a looped trail. Trailhead is directly across from Dogwood Campground on 259A. Beautiful, short trail... nice little incline on the way out.

Great little hike!

For a short easy walk this is a good place to go.

17 days ago

Have only done a few small sections of this trail...nice views but poorly marked in some places.

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