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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +128/456 ft
Total: 38 riders

Mountain Biking Lake View Lodge Mountain Bicycle & Hiking Trail

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#15 of 64 mountain bike trails in Oklahoma
#2,843 in the world

Newly created. There are 3 loops of wide and fast singletrack (could be termed doubletrack because of width). Smooth and fast. Can catch air on trail in some sections. Not too much for climbs near the lodge. Novice to intermediate riding level. Scenic views of Broken Bow Reservoir. Hiking trail too. Camping nearby. No fees (?).

First added by dauw on Jul 4, 2005. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
HWY 259 to Stephens Gap Rd (E1966) in Hochatown to Beavers Bend State Park. Follow to Lakeview Lodge Rd (D1963). Trailhead is on west side of parking lot. Alternatively, you can access the trail by getting on the Indian Nations Trail at the RV camping area and going north in the trail for about 0.5 miles. See map on website.
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    Good trail and well-maintained for the most part. A few rock gardens and plenty of roots to keep you on your toes. Several trees (6-8) laying across the path when I rode it. Had to carry bike around/over.

    A trail that was an 8 and weather that was a 10 made for a great day.

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  • John Hayward

    Trail is rocky with exposed roots. Very fun and challenging. I enjoyed the 4 mile loop. Pay attention to the loop turn offs as they are not marked. We went the wrong direction with realizing it until we were 2 miles into it and went uphill for about 3 miles. So, that was a challenge. Watch for fallen trees, as this is in the forest so that's going to happen. The trail is fairly maintained and in good condition. Just needs to have trail markings of where the direction is.

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  • Troy Duncan

    Lots of downed trees that need to be removed out of the path. Fun track but the trees in the way got more annoying as I rode on. Chainsaw would make the rating a 4-5.

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  • RoadWarrior

    Very nice XC type trail. The trail has settled into a nice single-track, Nothing technical, just a few small rock garden, and short steep sections, Good trail for beginner/ intermediate riders. More advanced riders can have fun too, has nice flow for fast riding. Trail was designed with input from OEF, and built by Arrowhead Trails Inc.

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  • ****

    Rode on 4/27/13 after a light rain. I had the trail to myself. It was a well maintained trail with a few trees across it that had just fallen. Some I had to carry the bike over/around. Not much elevation change. I went the longest loop (loop 3) the went back for more (loop 2). At one point, loop 3 intersects a gravel road. A sign was missing at the point you should exit the road and get back on the trail. That cost me some time and a massive climb but I didn't mind. Fun trail. Somewhere between beginner and intermediate. Some of the trail is rocky. Several low water crossings were wet today and there were no bridges. Views of the lake on the north side of the trail. Not much but woods and ravines on the south side. I'll come back again. I had fun.

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  • ****

    Rode 4/27/13 after a light rain. The trail was empty except for me. Good f

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  • PlunjProtection

    This trail grew on me. I was disappointed with the first circuit as the scenery was not quite what I expected (limited views of the reservoir) and the speed and features were not what I had hoped for. However, in subsequent circuits I had a pretty good time. I think those who are new and seasoned can have a good time on this trail. The sad thing is with improvement this could be a very good trail--the topography of the area is awesome and this could have killer downhills, corners, jumps and so forth. As is, you've got some moderately fast sections and some moderate elevation gain and a few obstacles that require attention. The trail was overgrown in several sections and had large branches but definitely managable. If cleaned up I might give it 3.5 stars. I sprayed with Deet heavily but still had a tick and mosquito attacks if stopping to take in the view. It is in a heavily treed area, so sun is not an issue.

    I rode both directions. I found clockwise a little easier in terms of physical effort and obstacles, but I like counter-clockwise better. My average times were about 27 minutes for all the loops, without going full bore but at a pretty good pace. The trail guide stating 10 minutes is inaccurate--that would put the speed at about 24 mph. So don't let the apparent short lap time dissuade you. I wouldn't travel here just for the mountain biking, but if you're going take the bike along. I will next year. The trail appears to be lightly used by bikers. I saw no one on the trail.

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  • fastNdumb

    This trail was a lot of fun. Kinda easy going for the most part. A few rocks and roots but nothing overbearing on the ride. The views of the lake you'll get along the way are amazing. I did cross paths with quite a few bugs, but with some spray there were no worries. Riding in the shade the whole time too, so the heat during summer riding is reduced greatly. Enjoy.

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  • bhintx

    Recently road this trail with my wife and brother-in-law during a family getaway in broken bow. None of us are experts but we had a blast on the 2 short trails. We didn't get to ride the long loop due to time. Some rocks in places as well as creek/gully crossings. I went over the handlebars once and got a nice black eye but it was because i was going to fast on a trail i didnt know. I knew my wife was going to like the MTB thing when she started laughing on a nice downhill (like she does on a roller coaster). Didn't look like there is much bike traffic on the trail but if you are in the area try it out. Well worth carrying the bikes from the DFW area.

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  • nbouse

    Mountain bikers will find 5-6 total miles of trail to enjoy. There are three loops to choose from with each getting progressively longer. This is a stacked loop system and the trailhead canbe found on the west side of the Lake View Lodge's parking lot. The smallest loop is just under one half mile in distance, while the medium loop is just over one and half miles and the longest loop is pushing 4 miles in length. Trail users will fins that portions of the Indians Nations Trail have been improved while other sections will no longer be used. Portions of the Indian Nations that will no longer be used will not be maintained thus allowing for the old trail to reclaim itself.

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  • dauw

    Great new, wide single track in the State Park Area. No signs yet, but you can't lose the trail. I wish there were signs at the Indian Nation trail intersections. Nothing too difficult, I flew around it (<7 miles) in about 35 minutes. Beginners could ride all loops. You can catch air in some areas with speed. Great contrast to the Indian Nation, and has a good views of Broken Bow Lake. Many camping areas, and no fees.

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