12 Miles of Hell - TRAIL

12 Miles of Hell - Trail, Lawton/Ft Sill, Oklahoma

Technical, rocky, fire roads, single track, steep tractionless climbs, steep dangerous descents.

User Reviews (17)

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pat shanks   Cross Country Rider [Apr 11, 2010]

awesome trail. super long, took me over 2 hours to do the course. you gotta be vigilant in looking for the orange arrows. i missed a few and had to turn around. i don't know how often this gets ridden. some super technical descents on the back half. After the first mile or two, i thought i might be disappointed when it was just dirt roads and double track. then the single track was great. this trail has tough hills and loose, loose rocks. ride it if you can!

Customer Service

It takes over 20 minutes and 12 miles to get to the LETRA trail from the front gate. Park next to the RV park and ride to the other side of the lake and up the hill, that first hill will get your heart rate going.

Similar Products Used: tried Tom Steed and thought that was great too.
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5
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5
Robert   Cross Country Rider [Aug 16, 2007]

Lots of great drops and tough climbs. Loose rock, boulders, cactus and strong winds. Very technical. Not for beginners!!! My cell phone (Cingular) didn't have signal out there so ride with a buddy.

Customer Service

My trail was marked for of the 12 Miles of Hell race. I don't know how it is otherwise.

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5
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5
dauwalt   Weekend Warrior [Mar 26, 2005]

Best trail I've ridden. All conditions network of single and double track. There's everything from tank and jeep roads/double track, to wooded single track, to rocky single track. Much topography that will get your heart rate up-way up! Climbs in the Wichita Mtns will test you. Some very technical parts. Great scenery. Quite a few miles of trail; I've only ridden 13-14 during the race. I will definately revisit, and hopefully re-race.

Customer Service

Start at LETRA on Fort Sill Military Base, Lawton, OK. There is an unmarked trailhead near the tent camping section on the west end of the lake.

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5
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5
Clay McMahill   [Dec 30, 1998]

It's a fabulous 17 miles tour once a year in Feb. Last year was brutal with rain and about 40 degrees at the start. Very muddy. I go every year, the ride is fantastic, with al;ot of treacherous downs, and good climbs. The cannon styart of about 1000 riders ils something else. I would rate ilt one of my top events to get to.

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4
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CHRIS   [Jan 31, 1999]

My review is over the "12 MILES OF HELL".
Last year this was my first race and you could tell
it be the shape I was in. I've ridden several different
trails around Oklahoma City and 12 MOH has the best
of them all! If you like: climbs, descents, technical
you should go. It cost $19 but you get a great shirt
with it. Oh and by the way 12 MOH is just its name it's
really 17 miles. I loved every minute of it from the
start when it was freezing and I wanted to just go
inside some place warm, when I crossed the steams filled from the previous night and mornings rain, to
the loose, rocky paths we rode, to the many times
I had to just stop and let my legs uncramp, but
the best was when I crossed the finish line!!!
Just to know that I could push myself to completion.
It made it all worth it. Oh yeah and after the race
started the only time I was still cold were the
streams. Hey but I got my certificate of completion!
That says it all to me. A couple of my buddies and
I have decided to keep going back. We loved it and
want more. It's a great way to start off your year.
At this point in my life I give it a 4.75 rating.
Yeah that's pretty high but what can I say I love
the place.

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5
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Jm   [Feb 07, 1999]

Yeah, the name is very descriptive. It IS hell, and it is not 12 miles, it is 17 miles(part of the "hell" factor I think). I did the preride a month before, it was "hell" also. There is so much climbing that your muscles get all cramped up. Also, the wind is the real killer on the course, if it is real windy it is many times harder(your always facing into it). Other than that it is great, really technical and a big challenge to complete, and of course you get a cool t-shirt.

Customer Service

HELL

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4
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Larry   [Feb 16, 1999]

12 MoH is as good as it gets for technical riding in the state, period. Loose rocky climbs and hair-raising descents keep you on your toes and your hands on the bars! The single-tracks interspersed between the hills are fast and tight. Plenty of small creek-crossings are thrown in as well throughout the trail system.
This area is the site of the annual event which bears the name "12 Miles of Hell". Over a thousand participants per year is the norm. Most are are repeat offenders! They just keep coming back for more!
This area demands good bike handling skills and endurance and is not, in my opinion, for the beginner rider. A fair amount of guts or a small amount of brains doesn't hurt either!
Check out the shop in Lawton, Mud Sweat & Gears, they'll put you on the path to damnation!

Customer Service

Start at LETRA (Lake Elmore Thomas Recreation Area) and head west up fire-road climb. The trail system is complex so a clear loop isn't always defined unless you ride soon after the event.

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4
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Eric Iversen   [Mar 17, 1999]

Make sure you call Uncle Sam if you want to ride on Ft. Sill. They'll let you ride, you just have to tell them you are there. With that said, Ft. Sill has a lot of steep ups and steep downs that can be technical. No real long climbs or desents. Overall it was fairly enjoyable. Caution riding during the summer -- I rode in September and there is no shade --

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3
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joe gozdieski   [Feb 24, 2000]

the event rocked! however, if you are an above average rider and in good shape, be sure you are near the front at the beginning of the race or you will spend the first 30 minutes passing all the rif raf.
for the feb 2000 race, the weather was beautiful and the course was in great shape. if you want to be competitive do the preride in order to pick your lines for race day. the kevinator is an extremely steep and technical section, just make sure you have a buddy to carry you out if you want to give it a try. thanks god for my marzocchi z2 atom bomb.
anyway, great trail, lots of fun and different types of riding. no impossible climbs or descents, just a ton of fun.

Customer Service

hit the kevinator

Similar Products Used: http://www.ionet.net/~mjl/
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5
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mike   [Sep 19, 2000]

The new number to call for info or maps is 580-510-9224

Customer Service

12 Miles of Hell

Similar Products Used: Mt Scott Jeep trail.
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5
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