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

Great trail, beautiful views. we saw several deer and lots of squirrels. Took us about 3 hrs to do the full 5 miles.

Loved this trail! Added Bromide Hill to the walk and was rewarded with a fabulous view. We even saw the bison. I really enjoyed the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. We will be back to hike some of the trails we haven't gotten to yet. And not too bad a drive from OKC.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice trail with lots of trail fingers for exploring! My 9 and 5 year old cruised through this trail. Trail isn’t marked great but is easy to follow due to the traffic. Perfect for younger children!

5 days ago

Wonderful trail, beautiful but not crowded besides the last mile or so before the main park area. Some important things to know- there are plenty of water refill places along the entire trail, so don't waste water weight and carry a filter.
We started at what all trails calls the beginning (on the northern road) and never regretted our decision. Did some night hiking and saw tons of wildlife. The only thing I did not love about this trail was the lack of campsites (understandable, as most day-hike). Otherwise, 10/10. If you're looking for a remote, beautiful, and fairly hilly trail, this is it.

We went on trail 4. You have to walk down a gravel road before you get to the trail. Not much to see and if you follow the signs it takes you back to the gravel road. We ended up turning back.

hiking
6 days ago

I’ve already hiked this once and can’t wait to do it again tomorrow. Bring plenty of water because you will need it.
@Ashley Allison- Hate to disagree with you but the trail is clearly marked (look at all the reviews) and it’s easy to follow as well. Perhaps you didn’t look hard enough.

My partner and I really enjoyed this hike. Fallen trees but not to many crossing trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome scenic trail! Starts off across the road from dogwood campground. Park on the side of the road. You will see a big sign that says David Boren Trail and that is the trail head. Big hill to start with rewarding views! Trail continues up and down the ridges multiple small stream crossings plenty of water in early spring not so much in late summer and fall. Lots of good views and a nice water fall along bee creek. When you reach the river follow it north to the spill way which is the end of the trail. When you finish hitch a ride back to the trail head or road walk the mile and a half back. I’ve done this trail twice and it took me 7 hours at a comfortable pace.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail. Can’t wait to complete the entire loop.

hiking
12 days ago

Never found the actual trail. Several people asked if we knew where the trail started too and no one seemed to find it? Not marked at all. We were really bummed- drove out 3 hours for a trail that we read as a great trail but couldn’t even find it! Good thing we already knew Broken Bow enough to go to get pizza and shop around.

hiking
15 days ago

Been living here in the Lawton/Fort Sill area for 6 years and while we’d been out the refuge area so many times, I’d never done a hiking trail until today. I took my 3.5 and 1 year old children with me. The 3.5 year old climbed his way up the bouldered areas and even made it down to the 40 foot hole all by himself! I carried my youngest on back and was able to climb up and down easily enough as well. It was a great first hike!

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike that offers lake views, stone cut steps, and new asphalt roads that brings you up to the start of the trail. Only disappointment (as already stated but yet to be fixed) was the trail is not marked very well after it crosses the road and starts its way back North towards the lake.

This trail was great. Very well marked. Went in to 3 mile marker and turned around and came out. We were thrilled to see lots of deer and no snakes! Very peaceful and beautiful scenery. The trail itself is marked as moderate, I found it to be much easier than the east side.

A little steep in a couple of places, but very pretty. my phone said 4.9 miles, not 3.9. At the very end I ran into a gigantic bunch of seed ticks though.

hiking
25 days ago

Pretty decent hike. Your back side will definitely feel it. Great scenery, best hike in OK so far. Overall, great adventure.

We only had an hour to hike so we couldn’t do the whole trail but what we saw was beautiful.

It's not well marked. But it even warns you ahead of time. I'm pretty sure I was off the trail within the first five minutes. But was a lot of fun. Looking forward to going back.

trail running
1 month ago

Amazing trail run. I only did the southern loop which ended up being longer than I had guessed (8.5 miles). Lots of vertical (1900+ according to Strava) and a bunch of options to stop and cool off in cool running water. Well marked most of the time, there are just a few short stretches where it’s a tad tough to follow. I only saw 4 other people during the whole loop. I’d come back again to this area just to run this trail.

Great trail. Took the dog and a toddler without issue.

This is a great hike. The trail is very clearly marked and the scenery is fantastic. I'm looking forward to going back and trying other trails.

hiking
1 month ago

The views while walking along this ravine the trail follows was beautiful, but having no shade made this hike very difficult, especially since it was during summer. Pay close attention to the trail because the markings is a bit off and can get confusing. If you get lost just walk along the creek and you should meet back with the trail in no time.

Great hike with kids we even saw the bison!

Beautiful view but the trail was not well marked.

Great trail with skill levels for everyone. The trailhead is a bit hidden off to the left and down the hill as you enter the park. Dense forest with little breeze so go early.

trail running
1 month ago

Trail is clearly marked! There are a few dry creek crossings where the trail is a little tricky to spot though. Make sure to grab a stick to knock down spider webs if you go in the morning.

LOVED hiking this trail on and off! we went adventuring up and down the rockface and it was SO exhilarating with beautiful views, a couple of neat little caves and refreshing waters at the falls! also a big plus to have multiple options for camping! (cabins, tent, or rv)

hiking
1 month ago

Quick and fun, not much shade so bring sunscreen and recommend boots over shoes for some ankle support. Lots of ways to the top so you can decide how aggressive you want the climb to be.

Great trails

nature trips
2 months ago

A bit of overgrown areas made some of the hike more moderate but overall we spent about 15 miles in and out for hunting. Wanted to try a night of camping but opted to pass. Facilities are limited as are the surrounding areas but it’s still a great spot.

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