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Lawtonka West Shore Trails - Green and Red Trails (Hoof Gullies)

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great mix of flow, rocks, tree cover, and short climbs on the west shore of Lake Lawtonka.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,485' 453 m

High

1,353' 412 m

Low

235' 72 m

Up

235' 72 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

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Closed for hunting October 1 - January 15.

Overview

Made up of two distinct loops, this ride is the most versatile in the area. Great for intermediate level riders, this trail has just enough rocks to make it challenging, but enough smooth flow to give you a break and let you relax or kick up some speed. Positioned between Lake Lawtonka and the base of Mt. Scott, it makes for a peaceful ride free of noise from traffic, trains, or chatter. A good amount of tree cover provides much needed shade throughout the summer.

Need to Know

Parking in the middle of Medicine Park is also a great option, as you can ride across the Lawtonka dam and use the blue trail to access the Green Trail and Red Trail.

Description

The trailhead is located at the end of a gravel road, just west of the entrance into the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge on HY-49, just west of Medicine Park.

This is one of the coolest six miles in Oklahoma. It starts off with a ramp over the refuge boundary fence and then not long until your into some cobblestones on the Green Trail. The Green Trail is the first four miles and the Red Trail is a two-mile loop on the north end.

This trail has a little of everything; great tree cover, small creek crossings, rock gardens, leg-burning climbs, and fast flowing downhills. Would not recommend riding it when wet due to super-sticky clay. Plenty of rocks and boulders to make things interesting.

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Shared By:

Larry Wolcott

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  3.6 from 10 votes

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Photos

The coach cruising through the Hoof Gullies at Lawtonka Trails.
May 17, 2016 near Medicin…, OK
Typical Red Trail treachery at Lake Lawtonka.
Sep 11, 2017 near Medicin…, OK
Green Trail.
Nov 19, 2019 near Medicin…, OK
Mount Scott along Lawtonka Trails, Green Trail.
Nov 19, 2019 near Medicin…, OK
View from Green Trail.
Nov 19, 2019 near Medicin…, OK
Bridge crossing wildlife refuge fence.
Nov 19, 2019 near Medicin…, OK

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May 29, 2019
Chuck Riegel
Raining. Trails not maintained. I think due to all the rain in the area this Spring. 3.2mi — 1h 21m
Apr 19, 2019
Emma Kruse
Tiring, but great ride. Brought pep along, she loved it.
Feb 9, 2019
Dina Pang
Fun 6mi
Mar 16, 2018
Kris Bieda
Rocky-rocky-babyhead boulders and rocky. 7.4mi
Sep 10, 2017
Lisa Zimmerman
Apr 8, 2017
Daniel Johnson
8mi
Apr 7, 2017
Brandon Nesbitt
Mar 19, 2017
Caleb Shepard
Pretty challenging and technical. Definitely recommend good bike handling skills. I think being clipped in was a mistake; going with flats next time. 5mi — 1h 15m