Lake View Lodge Mountain Bicycle & Hiking Trail - Trail, Hochatown / Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Lake View Lodge Mountain Bicycle & Hiking Trail - Trail, Hochatown / Broken Bow, Oklahoma

DESCRIPTION

Newly created in May 2005. There are 3 loops of wide and fast singletrack (could be termed doubletrack because of width). Longest loop is <7 miles, shortest a little over a mile. Smooth and fast. Can catch air on trail in some sections. Not too much for climbs. Novice to intermediate riding level. Also crosses or junctions with Indian Nation Trail. Scenic views of Broken Bow Reservoir. Hiking trail too. Camping nearby. No fees.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 07, 2017]
Josh S.
Cross Country Rider

This is a well built trail with good flow and some short technical sections such as rock gardens and rooty sections. The climbs are mellow and lead into a nice flowy downhill section. There are times you can ride a quarter mile or so without pedalling but maintaining good speed. (So Enduro, haha). The trail is well marked but I only got about 5 miles by staying on the outer loop. I couldn't find where the Indian Nation Trail intersected as it seemed to dead end into a road so I turned around and went back to the Lake View trail. The trail starts and ends at basically the same point where the trail markings show enter and exit. There's very little bike traffic on this trail so feel free to go in either side, especially since the outer loop is so short and going backwards makes the trail a little different. The trail is well armored with rock and therefore drains water very quickly. The trailhead states to give the trail 24 hrs after a soaking rain. I rode it after a morning shower that I wouldn't consider a "soaking" rain and the trail was still in great shape, no mud at any point. Perfect tacky dirt. Unless it pours rain for a few hours, you should be fine to ride this after or during a small rain shower. Definitely won't be your favorite trail if you are ride often, but worth bringing your bike if you are travelling to the area. The views of the Lake are pretty good and there is some exposure sections that you won't want to lose control on, but overall a very pleasant and easy ride. A beginner will be able to handle almost every part of the trail but an expert will have a blast pinning it on the fast flowy Enduro sections technical rock gardensa and ravine descents.

Customer Service

Enter the trail on the left side of the trail head. The trail head is just to the left of the playground area on the west side of the lodge. Take the outer loop at each intersection to get about 5 miles in your ride on the first lap but take the inner trail connectors on your 2nd lap to get the mileage up and familiarise yourself with the trail system overall.

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None that I'm aware of.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Sep 27, 2017]
Elwood64
Cross Country Rider

Fun trail. Not a “destination” ride, but if you’re in the area and fishing and camping it’s worthwhile. Intersections are a little confusing. I only got about 6 miles out of this, and I did loop one once, then loop 3, then went back and did 2. Wide open trail, lots of spots to sail down. Well maintained.

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Indian Nation Trail intersects this. I’ll explore it next time. The “supposed” trailhead for INT was at the dam. The trail there was unridable and almost unhikable. Next time I’ll start at the lodge and backtrack.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Feb 20, 2013]
Joseph Batson
Cross Country Rider

The description is kind of misleading, it is single track and the trail has alot of quartz rocks, there is one long hill that has a few switch backs, once to the top you have a choice of going across the road and back onto the trail or take the road. I took the road, it is downhill with a few turns and the road is covered with slate. I went past the right hand turn back onto the trail and stayed on the road. The road is very fast and there are some steep declines. Once back on the trail (after the exciting ride down the hill you have to push back up it) there are some small ravines to go through and a few hills nothing too bad. You will come up on the lake and the trail goes right beside it. I did this trail in August 2012, very fun and challenging with the heat.

Customer Service

Clockwise from starting point

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4
VALUE
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3
[Jul 09, 2011]
Jeff
Weekend Warrior

I rode the trail today, and it was quite a bit of fun, until I got about 3 miles into it. After hiking over about 7 trees, I gave up on the "intermediate" trail and turned back.

Overall, though, had the trees been cleared, it would have been a great ride! Fun whoops, decent downhills, and a couple of pretty good climbs. I was honestly surprised at the downed trees, as the trail looks well maintained. But, the trees were pretty dry, so they've probably been down for some time.

This is not a destination trail, but given all the beautiful landscape, lodging, and the lake, if you're coming down for a vacation anyway, bring the bike, it's well worth it. If anyone is looking at this post and helps maintain the trails, the trail is in serious need of a chainsaw.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Aug 14, 2009]
rayburn30
Weekend Warrior

Rode this trail 8-6-09. Great trail for beginners. I took my daughter and she was able to make most of the hills. Shes still working on being in the right gear for climbing. The first loop is very short (0.4 mi) but fun ridden fast. The second loop does get a little harder and there are more rocks but a begginer can still make it. the third loop started to get to the intermediate level with its hill climbs. We did not finish the third loop as my daughter ran out of gas. The tral is plenty wide and packed, it is a dirt rock mix and gives plenty of traction. There are also plenty of views of the lake on the first two loops. If your lucky you might see white tail deer as well.

Overall its a great trail for beginners. loop 1 & 2
Fun for intermediates. Loop 1, 2 & 3 (fast)
Experts may find it boaring with no real challenges or big air.

look for ticks after ride in summer. I found two small ones on me.
Fun ride if your in the area.

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4
VALUE
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2
[Nov 15, 2007]
bikingbarber
Racer

THIS IS A GREAT TRAIL. A LOT OF THOUGHT WAS PUT INTO THE LAY OUT. THE BUILDERS LEVELED THE GROUND AND GAVE PLENTY OF WIDTH TO THE TRAIL. THE TERRAIN IS MILD AND BEGS TO BE RIDDEN FAST. LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE LAKE. I CAN'T WAIT TO RIDE THIS TRAIL AGAIN, DEFINITELY WORTH THE DRIVE.

Customer Service

THE TRAIL IS EASIEST AND FASTEST IF YOU GO TO THE RIGHT AT THE SIGN. BOTH DIRECTIONS ARE A LOT OF FUN.

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4
VALUE
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2
[Jul 20, 2006]
beer weasel
Weekend Warrior

I live 20 minutes from this trail and usually ride it about three times a week. Very rocky, bring an extra tube.One rock garden in particular has bit several of my tires. Never crowded, I've only ever seen two other people on the trail. MANY ticks in the summers! Great views of the lake and you can ride down to it and jump in to cool off. The state is supposed to add another 10 mile loop this winter(06). Should make for a really nice ride.

Customer Service


You can go either way. Going left at the sign if easier with one small climb and more downhill, right at the sign more uphill. Both fun. Going both ways make for a nice ride.

Similar Products Used:

other trails around talihina

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3
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3
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