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Lake Stanley - Draper Trail - Outer Loops

Intermediate
 4.1 (23) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Roller coaster singletrack with multiple options in the heart of Oklahoma City!


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8.0

Miles

12.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,293' 394 m

High

1,232' 375 m

Low

365' 111 m

Up

357' 109 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

OKC ordinance requires helmets while riding the Lake Stanley Draper trails. In addition, a permit is required to use the trails. This applies to bikers, hikers, runners, and anyone on the trails. Permits are available on a day use or annual basis and may be purchased at the Draper marina. Unfortunately this is a in person process only at this time. Permit does not need to be carried on your person or left on vehicle dash, but must be shown if requested. Enforcement is performed by OKC PD.

Overview

The Lake Stanley Draper trail system has a healthy amount of trails, configured in a series of loops, ranging in experience and difficulty.

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Need to Know

Look out for poison ivy and ticks (summer season). Trails might be sandy during dry conditions.

Permit required to ride trail.

Description

The Stanley Draper Outer Loops experience is directional and starts on the Green Loop just beyond the portable toilets on the left behind the trailhead kiosk. This is a good warm-up before getting into the tighter and twistier sections of the other loops.

Bear right when the first section of the Green Loop pops out onto the powerline road. It won't be long before you dive back into the trees and start the 'super freaky flow' on the Blue Loop.

The Blue Loop is definitely more engaging than the Green Loop with lots of good side-to-side carving on the red dirt. It's good to be mindful here (and everywhere else) of the relationship between your handlebars and the trees!

The Blue Loop spits you out directly onto The Red Loop where you'll notice that the side-to-side fun changes to ups, downs and arounds. The Red Loop is the most challenging of all the loops, throwing a lot at you very quickly. This loop also provides some optional gravity style segments. These sections are clearly signed and include filters to test your abilities before riding.

You'll transition back to more mellow cruising when finished with The Red Loop by riding another section of the Green Loop to connect with the Orange Loop.

The Orange Loop is a mix of swooping singletrack and tight trees with a few open sections mixed in. Red Rock Hill is memorable since it's open and rolls over some cool red rock - a distinct section in the middle of a sea of oak trees.

The finale for the ride is the Yellow Loop. Take a left onto the powerline road at the end of the Orange Loop. Go past the exit for the Green Loop (on the right) and enter the Yellow Loop on the left. Not too far in you'll be greeted with a nice reminder to "Enjoy the Ride."

The Yellow Loop, like the other loops, offers up its own trail spice with a tight corridor and endless turns. Watch your speed on this trail. Also, be ready for the Over Under Sideways Down, a fly-over structure that spans about 30 feet long and 12 feet high. It's wide (railings included) and easily rideable but has a steep entrance and exit.

This ride ends as the Yellow Loop exits to the parking area, opposite the start of the Green Loop.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Jeff Beagle and 1 other

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  4.1 from 23 votes

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  4.1 from 23 votes
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Photos

Get ready for the red dirt in Oklahoma City!
Feb 16, 2013 near Midwest…, OK
The Over Under Sideways Down - a wooden fly-over on the Yellow Loop
Feb 16, 2013 near Midwest…, OK
Red loop drop off.
Aug 6, 2022 near Midwest…, OK
Red loop crossing.
Aug 6, 2022 near Midwest…, OK
Red loop crossing.
Aug 6, 2022 near Midwest…, OK
Red loop.
Aug 6, 2022 near Midwest…, OK

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Aug 20, 2022
Ethan H
Dec 13, 2021
Chad Drewery
7mi
Jul 2, 2020
Josh Bradley
I never realized how much I hate sand until Draper came along
Jun 27, 2020
Jack Chessler
Good ride, did it 1.5 times. There are easier options for beginner riders. Red trail and Yellow trail were probably the most technical. Loose dirt. 10.3mi — 1h 27m
Jun 7, 2020
Jason Nguyen
First time and it was great! 4.5mi
Oct 18, 2019
Jaimee Ibay
10mi
Sep 5, 2019
Tyler Roach
May 17, 2019
dillon wade