Explore the most popular lake 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
23 hours ago

Fun little trail with Oklahoma trivia along the way!

backpacking
4 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. 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
5 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.

Nature Center small, but nice. Staff was great! Great trails A, B, C.

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.

Very nice trail.

Very nice trail but we did Not cross the bridge on the highway because it's Very dangerous. There's No walkway or room for pedestrians.
I would recommend driving across and parking on other side.

walked this in January, no bugs! besides the short walk across the bridge being pretty dangerous as there is no bicycle lane, especially with a dog, the trail was great! well marked, we had a blast

Over all pretty good trail but definitely would label moderate and not easy. There were many fallen trees and logs on the path and there was a very steep incline or decline, depending on which way you were going. Also at the beginning of the trail there is a split and you can go right or left, go left. The markers are for going that way (we went right, which also had us going down instead of up on the steep part, definitely made it more difficult). Also the map isn’t really accurate. There is a whole section that’s missing that connects the end of the left section to the middle of the right to make it a loop instead of an in and out. Besides that, nice trail with diverse views.

It’s a short trail but if you find yourself at Bixoma I’d recommend hiking this mini loop.

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.

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

hiking
12 days ago

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

hiking
12 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!

13 days ago

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

Great day hike! I look forward to getting back and doing the full trail.

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

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.

hiking
15 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)

16 days ago

Very pretty, sometimes smells bad, but still worth it!

Easy, beautiful, calming.

I love coming out to the lake. Lots of wildlife, clean, and awesome! Make sure to use bug spray. Lots of ticks lately.

Decent for a walk during the day. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

Absolutely heavenly in the spring and summer!

Great trail. It was very well marked. My dog and teenage kids had a great time!

Great , peaceful trail. well loved.

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