Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
15 hours ago

Such a great trail! We had a lot of fun exploring and scrambling at the top.

The hike itself was short. Depending on your fitness level it will probably take most between 45-75 minutes to get to the top. Dogs can do this trail no problem. There are also some scrambling/bouldering opportunities. Views are really nice. NO TRAIL MARKINGS WHATSOEVER SO PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE YOU’RE GOING ON THE WAY UP.

Nice short walk, beautiful at sunset, the lakes were particularly pretty.

This is a great short hike. Lots of shade some rocks and mounds not real difficult. Not marked just worn trail.

on Elk Mountain Trail

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

A popular trail with great views on the way and at the top. It's pretty rocky the whole way.

A good trail for running. It’s definitely a mountain biking trail but as long as you don’t mind getting your shoes a little dirty it’s great! There’s a few dirt mounds on the trail that just make it a better exercise

backpacking
7 days ago

This trail is my testbed for new gear or when I’m trying to change my pack up a bit. It’s longer than what the app states here’s. The trail is more like 11miles. There are a lot of water sources along the trail so no need to carry more than a liter at a time unless you are actively looking for a good campsite. It has some pretty steep climbs but it’s not as difficult as people make it out to be. The steep climbs are not long. Anyone in avg condition should have no trouble completing the trail in a day if you start early. Don’t expect to complete it if you get an afternoon start.

There are black bears out there, however they should be the least of your worry. Ticks are more of a threat than the bears. Good food practice will keep rodents away from your campsite. Raccoons will steal your stuff lol. I keep all my food, wrappers, and anything with a scent in a hung bear bag downwind from camp.

I recommend this trail for backpacking weekend overnighters. Most people you see on the trail are day hiking the area near the park that overlooks the river. Once you get passed this part you don’t see a lot of people

Went out about a mile and a half then came back. Good trail. Not a single person out there on a weekday morning. No noise pollution. Can hear birds chirping. Very well marked. There’s a cool detour that goes down and up a gulley that reconnects with the trail. Some neat water views. Look forward to exploring these trails some more.

hiking
8 days ago

Did this trail today, it was a decent trail. It could be better marked. I also found out this is no longer a State Park.

hiking
9 days ago

Did loop 2 for a quick last hike before we headed back home. Even though Loop 2 is listed as “intermediate” on the info board, I would call it an easy hike. No steep inclines or anything that would make you need to take a break. Took us about 40 minutes to do the loop.

Trail was wet after a good bit of rain. But pretty. A few spots were challenging uphill, but overall pretty moderate. Trail is well marked, but must pay close attention or you will be off the trail before you know it.

Terrible for trail running. Seems like it was just built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.

trail running
12 days ago

Did a trail run here. It was an easy short trail. Did the green loop, blue loop, then green again (starting and ending on white of course) for a combined 3 mile run. Easiest MTB trail I've ran so far around the OKC metro area.

We hike this trail this past weekend. It was after a few days of rain and our last hike of the day. Since it had been raining, we did have to cross the creek. It was a little challenging since the water was running pretty good but we made it.There wasn’t enough daylight left to do the whole hike. Plus the lady at the camp office told us not to go the whole way because part of it would be flooded. I will say that this hike was one of the most challenging I have ever done. I absolutely loved it, however it does require climbing the trail is a little hard to follow at times. You may discover muscles you never knew you had. Be sure that you look for the waterhole as you’re climbing up the mountain. It was running really good when we were there.I’m thinking that we didn’t go far enough to see the open part of the bluff. The view at the place where we had to stop was still a bit obstructed by the trees. I was a bit disappointed however, I do plan to go back and do the whole trail on another day. After an all day hike at the park, I will say that completing this trail was definitely a feeling of success! I definitely will be back!

This trail is connected to the robbers Cave Trail. After reading the reviews initially I was hesitant to go on it, but was so glad that I did not miss it. We went right after a rain. So lots of the creeks/streams were running. This added to the beauty of the trail. It was a little soggy in some places but not too bad. The trail connects to the Cat Tail Trail. We didn’t get to explore that part of the trail because the water was raging over the low-water bridge that takes you to that part. However I wasn’t to disappointed. Was plenty satisfied staying on the Rough Canyon Trail. You do have to really look for the markers on the trees in some places. But it wasn’t too bad. I’m not sure this area would be a place I’d want to hike in the summer but it is a great hike for the fall/winter. I absolutely loved my time at this park and definitely would like to go back.

This was such a cool trail! We went last weekend, and the weather was beautiful! Taking the CCC part of the trail makes it a bit of a challenge but adds to the excitement. I love the history of this area. It was a good climb. I loved looking at all the rock formations. There were lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Definitely one of the better hikes. I’m not sure that I would want to go there in the summer for fear of snakes just because of all the rocks. That directions given by all trails is a little off. If you get confused stop at the cabin office and they will give you excellent directions.I do agree that the park map is a bit confusing, but the lady at the office did a great job explaining and drew it all out for us. I recommend doing the rough canyon trail when you finish this one. We went right after a rain so there was lots of creek/stream crossings, but so much fun!!

I loved it

I really enjoyed my time here. it was my first solo venture, and I felt it couldn't have been a better experience. most of the trail was easily mapped and accessible, and I would rate this trail as a moderate didficulty because it was not very challenging as far as elevation. I will definitely be back.

States easy. I say moderate.
Enjoyed this trail and it's just down the road.

hiking
16 days ago

Such a fun hike with lots a little challenges and incredible views! Our 9 year old loved it.

hiking
16 days ago

The trail isn’t marked very well and it’s incredibly easy to get lost. We did 4 miles and could never find the way out and ended up having to turn around and go back another 4 miles to get out. We ran into a group of boys who were lost also and they ended up finding a smaller cliff area that was only about a 10 to 15ft jump to the ground and just jumped off lol. Some better trail markers and this would have been amazing.

Great hike! Definitely a moderate hike, because you need to do a lot of climbing. Very fun, and so rewarding. I do recommend!

16 days ago

BEST TRAIL EVER! Loved this experience. It was pretty easy and holy crap the views were amazing!

we had a ton of fun. loved the natural photo backdrops

walking
17 days ago

Very wet and muddy. Good for kids (10, 5, 3).

Excellent trail, once you get passed the larger rocks it’s great and the top view is excellent, trail took about 2 hours to complete.

walking
18 days ago

Did loop 1. Easy walk with three kids (ages 10, 5, 3).

hiking
18 days ago

Started off the new year proper with a family hike!! This was also the first hike of our #52hikechallenge for 2019 and we can’t wait for the adventures ahead. New Year’s Day was a cold one and we only got about a mile of hiking in, but we brought hot chocolate and dressed in layers so we had a blast! We will definitely be back to explore the rest of the trails and look for rose rocks. (Lake Thunderbird is a great place to find them)

Absolutely beautiful in the rain!

Awesome trail

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