Kaw Lake - TRAIL

Kaw Lake - Trail, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Very Technical areas, short demanding climbs and decents, 30% single track, 30% double track, fast draining firm soil, with lots of large rocky areas. Something for every rider.

User Reviews (4)

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mtnbikeadam   Weekend Warrior [May 25, 2014]

two of the previous reviews are talking about eagle view trail. two trail heads one at osage cove(best place to start) before the campground and one at burbank landing(currently unmaintained boat launch with lots of parking). absolutely a great trail, 9 miles from osage cove to burbank landing with overlooking views of kaw lake you will see eagles as your riding. mixture of forest, bluffs and meadows with fast draining soil. lots of alternate routes that tie back to the main trail. short steep rocky climbs and descents, fast rolling meadows.

Customer Service

it has been neglected for the past few years but a group of locals has been putting in a ton of hours clearing branches and overgrowth. currently 4+miles of the nine mile trail are cleared with more trail being cleared every week. start from osage cove and keep left at the forks. checkout ponca city mountain bike society on facebook for current trail conditions

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Collier   [Nov 05, 1999]

I rode this trail as part of the Oklahoma Tour De Dirt. It was my first foray into true mountainbiking. Great trail. Very technical in spots (even in retrospect now that I am somewhat more experienced). Also has nice singletrack through high meadows. This trail can get very slick if wet. Watch out for some dangerous downhill sections - especially in the first real turn (it was my first really good spill!)

Customer Service

From Ponca City, take lake road east to Burbank Landing. Ask - its tough to find.

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Jeff Williams   [Nov 24, 1999]

Raced here as part of Oklahoma State Series. This trail was really fun, lots of singletrack. With some short but difficult climbs and descents. Some tricky rocky sections, and some fast buff singletrack in the trees. Appears that it's a high maintenance trail that can get overgrown in the summer. Not much traffic at all except leading up to annual race.

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4
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Jim Scott   [Apr 08, 2000]

I was expecting a hard ride on short, steep climbs like the road here in the Ponca City area. I wasn't let down. Not only were the hills steep, but there were some parts that were VERY technical.

This area was filled with sand, rocks, and branches. There was also a lot of 4 wheeler tracks and Motorcycle tracks, even though we only saw one group of 3 people riding 4 wheelers and no one on bicycles. As you can expect, there were ruts all over the place from motorized riders riding rain or shine. The downhills were very technical. If you like rocks, you will be in luck, as there were many to be found. If you liked sand, you would find that in abundance, also. There were numerous washout areas and many places that could be traversed only on foot.

The View...WOW. Kaw Lake is beautiful and the beach around the lake is easily accessible.

All in All, I loved it. The only other trail I have to compare it to is Palos in Illinois. This trail is far more technical and hilly. Expect some bumps and bruises, that way if you walk away unscathed, you can be proud of yourself.

ps I would love to see the race course!

Customer Service

Kaw City Highway past Kaw lake then first parking area on left.

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