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Red Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (13)

One of four biking/hiking trails at Lake McMurtry


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Map Key

7.4

Miles

11.8

KM

Singletrack

1,033' 315 m

High

959' 292 m

Low

554' 169 m

Up

553' 169 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The best maintained and most used trail of the 4 at Lake McMurtry. A favorite among mountain bikers and the location of the annual McMurtry Madness race leg of the Tour de Dirt.

This trail includes miles of twisty, technical singletrack that is well maintained, clearly marked, and easily the most popular trail at the lake. For night riding, again, easily the most popular trail despite having zero scenic views of the lake. Do keep your eyes open for photographic opportunities as there are plenty, including Dead Turtleneck Falls about 6.5 miles in. If you aren't looking for it, you'll speed right over the top completely unaware.

Much of this trail is shaded by the thick vegetation which is great for summer rides. The last few miles the trail gets much more technical with a few spots known for causing pain. One spot in particular I will note, as I have known a few to break bones in the same area...myself included, breaking my face.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Stillwater

Shared By:

Ryan Souders with improvements by Andy Cramb

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 13 votes

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  4.2 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#21

in Oklahoma

#4,579

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Photos

McMurtry Madness 2013
Apr 14, 2014 near Stillwater, OK
One of several fun trail features on the Red Trail!
Feb 23, 2016 near Stillwater, OK
Kramer making the climb on the Red Trail.
Feb 23, 2016 near Stillwater, OK
The pack is about to head into the Red Loop on the mowed section of trail.
Feb 23, 2016 near Stillwater, OK
Incredible trails at St. Crispin's!  A little mix of everything, will definitely make the drive to be back soon!
Oct 8, 2017 near Stillwater, OK
Under a tree at Dead Turtleneck Falls.
Apr 15, 2014 near Stillwater, OK

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May 24, 2020
Holly Wills
May 14, 2020
J Mer
Slick in spots due to rain. First time on clipless 7mi
May 10, 2020
J Mer
6.9mi — 1h 01m
May 5, 2020
J Mer
Sep 8, 2019
Michelle Strength
Jul 25, 2019
Matt Standard
Fun minus the horseflies! 7.1mi — 1h 11m
Dec 9, 2018
Joel Clark
Apr 30, 2018
Krystal Nichols