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Lake Carl Blackwell Loop



4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 267' 81 m
Descent: -265' -81 m
High: 1,042' 318 m
Low: 957' 292 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)


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Trail shared by Scott Matlock


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A tour of Lake Carl Blackwell's freshly minted bike trails.

Scott Matlock

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Access to the Lake Carl Blackwell area is fee based: $5 daily or $50 annually.


An entertaining 4.7 mile loop on the Original Loop Trail and Dual Slalom Course takes riders on a tour of the first mountain bike specific trails at Lake Carl Blackwell Recreation Area.

From Stillwater, head west on Highway 51 for eight miles to the Lake Carl Blackwell entrance. After paying the entry fee at the booth, park at the Fox Run Campground Parking Area.

Need to Know

The park contains over 60 miles of horse trails and the mountain bike trails cross active horse trails in several locations. They are well marked, but please use caution.


The ride begins to the south of the parking area. Simply look for two signs letting equestrian riders know to stay off the trail.

This leads riders onto the Original Loop Trail for over four miles of rolling flow sections, tough off camber climbs, and rapid descents. Next up, race the clock or challenge a friend to the bumps, berms, and turns of Oklahoma's FIRST Dual Slalom Course. At the bottom of the course, simply follow the Dual Slalom Exit trail back to the parking area or head back in for another lap.

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Feb 29, 2020
Ian Erickson
4.5mi — 12h 00m
Aug 4, 2019
Burk Cornelius™
Very entertaining loop. Some black diamond areas but they can be walked. Trail is well marked 10mi — 1h 30m
Sep 16, 2018
Craig Powell
May 19, 2018
Jeff Meade
Dry and clear.
Apr 20, 2018
Garrett Shrouder
Super sweet. Good trail to learn on.
Mar 16, 2018
Andy Dyke
Had a great tour by one of the trail builders himself showing all the cool features and that were built! I can't wait to see what the next 3 miles 8mi — 1h 00m
Feb 25, 2018
Tim Donlan
Pretty great. You can tell a lot of heart went into the trail. I especially enjoyed Finger and Flow Line. That drop into the creek at 3.5 was a blast 4.5mi
Oct 30, 2017
Colby Eads

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Through the pines on the dual slalom at Lake Carl Blackwell.
Nov 2, 2016 near Stillwater, OK
Stillwater Trail Crew racers bombing down the dual slalom
Nov 2, 2016 near Stillwater, OK
Quick break.
Oct 14, 2018 near Stillwater, OK
Trail signs mark the route.
Nov 2, 2016 near Stillwater, OK

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