Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Broken Bow with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It is a nice easy trail. My wife and I went in the morning while it was raining, most of the trail is covered. We obviously got wet which was fine. Be sure you pay attention for the first blue trail marker, take the first left there when the trail splits. You’ll be good from there. Enjoy!

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked it in the rain and loved it! The markers seemed to be missing in a few places and I think we ended up on another trail because our path looks very different than the map here. We ended up making a loop. I would say the incline is a little more challenging than “easy”, but the views at the top were stunning. We did 1.5 miles in 53 minutes, but again, we didn’t follow it according to this map.

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail! We saw a lot of deer through the trail. Beautiful views of the lake!

Watch closely for trail markers, the first set is an arrow and a badge.

Take the FIRST left you come to...watch for markers. Walk the trail CLOCKWISE

lots of missing markers and very faded blue paint spots...

The overlooks above the river are beautiful!

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.

Enjoyed our first hike at Beavers Bend. Beautiful trail with nice views of the lake. Saw a few other hikers with dogs on the trail; likely busier than normal as it is Labor Day Weekend.

Great hike

Fun walk but again difficult in the heat. Walked in 2 miles and turned around and came back.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a tough climb in the heat. I had connected it with the South Park trail and walk back to the heritage Center through the campgrounds and ended up with 4.3 mile walk. The heat made it hard yesterday.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice hike and a little more difficult than we anticipated in the July heat. We had trouble finding the end of the trail when you come out at the Heritage Center but found a sign for the David Boren Trail which took us back.

hiking
2 months ago

Just a trail we always do. Beautiful overlooks and not too tough. Blazes need to be repainted though. The map above is off, I think. Cedar Bluff loops back to the starting point. This shows the path taking a goat trail that exits in 259A. There is a sign there now to stop you from taking this pathway.

Some climbs. Rocks and path are beautiful. Fully shaded and the views are worth it! Toddler and dog (on leash) both did great.

Great trail with a special bonus down by the river. A Native American Trail marker tree is along the trail. It has no special signs to identify it, but it is obvious if you look around.

on Lookout Mountain

walking
3 months ago

Great time with our 13 & 11 yr old and golden retriever. Some parts were a little steep for younger daughter. We saw squirrels and deer. A couple spots make good photo oops.

Great trail. Got lost at the end and had to finish on the road. We did not have an app. Wish we would have had this.

hiking
4 months ago

Great workout with scenery but doesn’t have an “ah-ha” look at that view moment!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail! Some steep sections but not difficult—mostly downhill. My husband and I completed it in 1 hour 33 minutes. Happy trails!

Note that it combines with other trails, so we had to double check directions a couple of times (trailhead map is faded; overall, when in doubt— stay right). Animal Review= lots of lizards, frogs, 5 deer, and a black snake.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely a moderate hike! Especially if you start at the 1st entrance to path. Strenuous climb up. Lots of large stones in path so watch your footing. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
4 months ago

Good family hike. There’s not much of a look out at the top. The trail is very rocky and narrow but it is well marked. Easy to follow the signs for my children learning to hike.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite short hikes up at Beavers Bend, lots of Scenic Views and wildlife!

hiking
5 months ago

Great route for a mild workout with the family, dogs, this is perfect! Behind the Lodge is a fantastic lake entry for them to play and cool down after! Bring water shoes for the lake.

I really enjoyed this trail. However in some parts it is more on the moderate side.

hiking
6 months ago

Thought it was going to be easier. Then it kept going up and up and up. Good hike. Would have liked that last log cut to avoid crawling under.

hiking
6 months ago

I walked this trail this weekend, it was more moderate and not easy in my opinion. Nice scenery, be ready for a steep climb and a good workout.

This trail was pretty easy. It begins in the trees and winds around towards the lake. We didn’t run into very many people.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Not a technical trail unless you plan on hurdling the 20 or so trees that have fallen on the trail. Not sure if it all happened recently and it was just our luck or if the state park really doesn’t take care of their trails. A few times you couldn’t even see the trail. We carried our bikes about as much as we rode them. Otherwise it would have been a decent and scenic trail.

on David Boren Trail

6 months ago

This is not the trail for the DBHT. It actually continues on past the point this map starts its return (at the spillway). At 259a it crosses over to the Indian Nation Trail (not sure where this junction is from the skyway trail unless it’s at Bee Creek because there it offers a route to “the lodge”) which takes you to the Armadillo camp area, you then cross the road and take the continuation of the Indian Nation Trail to Carson Creek. You can turn around at this point. So you do Skyline Trail 7+ miles, connect to Indian Nation Trail at spillway for 5 miles to Stephens Gap, connect to next section of Indian Trail towards Carson Creek for 1 mike, and turn around. A car at drop off Dogwood Camp and one at the Spillway would work. Don’t start the trail by spillway as you can’t get back to your car due to bridge area being washed out.

hiking
7 months ago

Good trail with young kids just the right difficulty.

walking
7 months ago

Great trail for families. 7-11 year olds did great.

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