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Blue Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (11)

A fast out-and-back on hardback with roots, narrow trees, and blind corners.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

1,010' 308 m

High

962' 293 m

Low

255' 78 m

Up

270' 82 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Horses not permitted on trails, but welcomed on neighboring Lake Carl Blackwell.

Description

Arguably the fastest trail of the four due to fewer roots, fewer rocks, and not too many tight turns compared to the other three. Only drawback is that since this is an out-and-back, so you have to pay attention for oncoming traffic. Combine the speed of the trail with many blind corners, and you've really got to pay attention to avoid a crash with another biker. Don't let that scare you however, it's not a crowded trail. On a weekday you may encounter none to three riders, and on a weekend none to maybe six.

This trail probably has the 2nd best views of the lake, 1st easily being the Orange trail which is immediately north of the Blue. There are also several scenic ravines that you traverse that are filled with large rocks and provide views to the lake. About 2.75 miles in, you'll see an option to take a bypass. If you do not take the bypass, you'll hit a steep yet short descent that shouldn't be a problem for your average mountain biker.

It's the climb back up that I would love to see somebody make. Regardless, it's a very short and easy hike-a-bike section. If you don't want to unclip, take the bypass. Once you break 3 miles, you'll come up to the turnaround loop which will give you a half mile break of having to worry about any oncoming traffic.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Stillwater

Shared By:

Ryan Souders with improvements by Andy Cramb

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 10 votes

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#27

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Photos

Enjoying the Blue Trail during Chilibike!
Feb 23, 2016 near Stillwater, OK
One of the most photogenic rock formations on this trail
Mar 24, 2020 near Stillwater, OK
Traversing one of many rocky ravines on the SW Blue Trail at Lake McMurtry in Stillwater, OK.
May 19, 2014 near Stillwater, OK

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Jul 25, 2020
Tyler Branine
Trail is in great shape. A little shaggy and a little sandy in a couple places, but good to go for a great ride!
May 8, 2020
J Mer
7.4mi — 1h 05m
Jun 27, 2019
Clay Morgan
3.7mi
Oct 13, 2017
Colby Eads
May 6, 2017
Jonathan Trout
3.7mi
May 5, 2017
Chase Carter
Apr 8, 2017
Neil Rosser
Mar 4, 2017
David Z.
Met some nice kids from OSU belong to Stillwater MountainBike club. 7mi