November 27, 2013
Tom Steed is an advanced trail. It has claimed flesh, blood, carbon and composite as a right of passage. In many places the trail is only identified by markers on the granite rock. I said GRANITE. This is not your soft, Colorado rock. This is rock hard as diamonds with a surface that makes 80 grit sandpaper jealous. The kind of rock that teaches you about the consequence of failure. The park is an undiscovered gem in Oklahoma. Camping, restrooms, and other facilities are available. I hear this trail is great for running, which is fortunate because it is difficult to ride. Drop your air pressure, put on your PPE and get ready for some real skill-building when you tackle this trail. Cacti is abundant where the rock is not, so plan accordingly. Awesome views and bloodshed are guaranteed. If it sounds too tough, you probably don't have the attitude to enjoy this type of XC.