Greenleaf Lake Trail - TRAIL

Greenleaf Lake Trail - Trail, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Singletrack, with some rocky, technical sections; mostly intermediate riding. Out and back loop with 13 or 18 mile options. A beautiful environment to ride in

User Reviews (18)

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Tim   Weekend Warrior [Oct 14, 2012]

Rode this trail after reading the reviews and recommendations of other MTB riders and all I can say is it is by far the worst trail in the Oklahoma system. Lower end to Mary's Cove is ride able, but has zero flow and tons of debris and fallen trees. The upper section is nothing but rocks and roots, it is a hiking path.

Customer Service

I recommend you avoid this on a mountain bike, it stinks!

Similar Products Used: Turkey Mountain, Roman Nose, Lake Thunderbird....just about any trail is better than this.
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1
VALUE
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3
bsdc   Cross Country Rider [Jul 04, 2011]

This is a great intermediate ride. This is not for beginners. It's all narrow, twisty, overgrown singletrack with lots of rocks and roots.

Customer Service

From the Swinging Bridge, stay left on the Western most trail that runs along the lake to Mary's Cove and then come back the same way.

As others have noted, the trail continuing North from Mary's Cove and the Eastern trail back to the Swinging Bridge are rugged, steep and more overgrown. I recommend avoiding these trails unless you are into hike-a-bike.

Here's a map:

http://www.shopoklahoma.com/greenleaf_trails.htm

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
silver surfer   Weekend Warrior [Jun 10, 2009]

The FIRST half of this trail was very enjoyable - well maintained singletrack, water crossings, not too steep, and shady. Unfortunately, the second half - AFTER Mary's Cove was still littered with fallen limbs and overgrowth left over from the debris of the '08 ice storm. So, just as we were extended fully from our base, the path became nearly impassable. The unexpected delays caused us to run out of water & food way earlier than expected. We ended up 'bailing out' onto a military road and returned through Camp Gruber as darkness was falling.
We reported the adverse trail conditions to the Park Staff and she texted me that a crew went to work on the trail the following Monday, so it may be fine now. Call first! (I rated this trail VERY technically difficult but after renovations should rate only moderately difficult.)

Customer Service

First half to Mary's cove was great, but a bit too short by itself. Check with Park staff on the progress of trail renovations.

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3
VALUE
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3
tinstar   Cross Country Rider [Jan 13, 2009]

This is a rugged intermediate or above trail. Stay on the lower loop closest to the lake both ways. The upper loop isn't ridable. 9 miles out and back. The scenery is worth the effort, just make sure you and your bike are prepared.

Customer Service

Stay on the lower leg both ways.

Similar Products Used: Robbers Cave.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
rottensalad   Weekend Warrior [Jul 27, 2008]

This trail is NOT a mountainbike trail. It is however a good hiking trail. Myself and 3 buddies went to ride this 18 mile hiking trail thinking that it would be fun. There is so many rocks and overgrown weeds that you will find yourself never getting out of granny gear. When people say that there is epic hike a bike, they mean it. If you enjoy mountainbike do not waist your time with this one. You will regret it. However, if you like to push your bike around in the weeds this will be a great adventure.

Customer Service

Turn around and go home, this trail is not a mountbike trail.

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RATING
1
VALUE
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4
okie_calvin   Weekend Warrior [Jan 21, 2008]

I've ridden this trail about 10 times now and I consider it the best I've ridden. It is an adventure that is unlike any other trail in OK; you actually feel like your away from the rat race and it is definitely an epic undertaking. I've ridden it both counter and clockwise and I recommend counterclockwise. (Less pushing for me.) Most will wonder why an 18 mile trail takes 4-6 hours to ride but those that have ridden it know; it's 18 miles of technical trails with very little letup. Lots of ups and downs and some killer descents follow the epic hike-a-bikes. As of now I recommend you taking plenty of food and water and spirit 'cause it'll humble you. There are lots of downed trees from the early '07 ice storm and they ruin most of the fun downhill sections. There's sections where you'll dismount every 200 yards or so. Didn't ride the unimproved north loop this year and probably won't again until someone tells me that it's cleaned up; last time I rode it (2005) it was one tough hombre.

Riding season should only go from late October until mid-April due to bugs and trailside growth. But during the riding times I recommend it highly to anyone who wants to feel like they accomplished something after completion.

Customer Service

Counter clockwise

Similar Products Used: Turkey, Keystone, McMurtry, Camp Horizon, NuDraper (SS only)
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andy Dyke   Cross Country Rider [Sep 21, 2007]

I took this trail for the second time since I've been riding. The first time I went alone with my two dogs back in November 2006. I went in August 11, 2007 with a buddy this time. We started about 8:30 in the morning and I started with a flat after we crossed the highway bridge. It got very warm, very fast. By 9:00 the heat was upon us, and we were sweating profusely. We both took with us what we thought was plenty of water, 70oz camelbacks and a water bottle apiece on our bike. We also took plenty of power bars, gu, and beef jerky. I took the same route as I did previously to the south loop after crossing the suspension bridge. We encountered several overgrown areas but all in all most of the trail wasn't too bad. This place obviously looked a lot different since I had been there in the fall time. This place will challenge you in every shape and form. Be plenty prepared to eat up 8 hours if you do the whole thing. We turned back around after a very steep descent and a creek crossing, followed by long looking trek of "hike-a-bike" section. I still have hiked that section, and will do so next time, to complete the north-end loop. But trust me, it looks very discouraging especially with how hot it was, even under a leafy canopy most of the way. We ended turning around and going back the way we came back to the bridge and out. With a mile left to go we both ran out of water and had to make it back to the park very thirsty. We only covered about 10 miles and got back at 1:20; so we had spent almost 5 hours on the trial. We immersed ourselves in the lake and cooled off and then went to a friend in Webber Falls for a bar-b-que and beer. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday!

Customer Service

Next time I go I may do the same southern route, except next time I'm going to take the state park road that intersects the trail and take it back to the suspension bridge. I should of realized that road takes you back to the bridge, but confirmed the road goes there with the park ranger at Greenleaf. Also you can use that road as a short cut to get you on the North loop. Look for it after you cross a creek on the road and be looking to your left if you came from the south loop to spot the trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
ssinglesspeed   Cross Country Rider [Apr 19, 2006]

Greenleaf has two loops, north(primitive), and south. The south loop is pretty well ridable by everyone, but will be tiring for newer riders. The north loop is much more difficult, with lots of hike a bike. Myself, a friend , and my 11 year old son, all singlespeeding, did both loops, taking a little over 8 hours. At a total of about 18 miles, this is a tough trail. Allow plenty of time, carry a lot of water, energy bars, and tubes and patches. While the trail is well marked, the north loop is much less traveled, and the path is not always clear, especially with the leaves down in fall.

Customer Service

Do the whole thing, starting out by the parking lot.

Similar Products Used: lake mcmurtry, turkey mtn., keystone.
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
dauwalt   Weekend Warrior [Jul 24, 2005]

Very technical, well-marked singletrack through Cherokee WMA. Rode from the Park to the South Loop and shortcut back to the swinging bridge on a WMA road because of 20+ horseflys and 104F heat. Not too (?) overgrown for Okla. in July though. First section to swinging bridge is very techical. There is some rolling single track on South Loop. Bring lots of water, food and time to ride. I will do all 18 miles someday in the fall, winter, or spring - probably an EPIC ride. Trail may be closed during hunting seasons or due to Camp Gruber military maneuvers. The State Park is great. You can even rent a mtn bike there.

Customer Service

South Loop

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Charles   Racer [Oct 30, 2003]

This trail is awesome! It is technically challenging, fitness challenging, has beautiful scenery and is primitive like a hiking trail. It feels very remote even though it is only 1 hr from Tulsa. It doesn't receive much traffic so it doesn't have a well defined trail tread in many areas. However, in the last 2 years someone has added a lot more blue dot trail markers so you don't ever get lost. Someone has also added mile markers with GPS coordinates in the last couple of years. It feels like a real mountain bike adventure instead of just another ride in a well groomed, heavily travelled park. This trail is 18 miles long. But, it feels and rides longer because its technical with a moderate amount of climbing. Allow plenty of time, take plenty of water, powerbars, tools and consider it an Epic. Depending on rider skill and fitness level, it'll take anywhere from 3.5 to 6 hrs to complete the full course. There's only a couple of short hike-a-bike sections that would require trials type riding skills. The rest is rideable yet technically challenging. This is not a trail for beginners or whiners! IMO This is Oklahoma's best and one of the best anywhere!

Customer Service

After crossing the swinging bridge, go left and ride the loop clockwise. This trail probably gets overgrown during spring and summer. So, I'd avoid it during the May-September growing season.

Similar Products Used: Ouachita Trail in Arkansas, Turkey Mtn in Tulsa, Womble Trail in Arkansas for a fast less technical trail-hiway, Camp Horizon near Ark City, KS
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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