Lake Mcmurtry - Trail, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Lake Mcmurtry - Trail, Stillwater, Oklahoma

DESCRIPTION

Fun little trail for weekend riding. Lots of rocks to climb over. Tight turns in some places. Muddy in low spots. Watch for cows

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 01, 2014]
mtnbikeadam
Weekend Warrior

rode the orange trail for the first time, sweet 95% single track with tight turns quick down and up hills some with multiple turns mixed in. not super technical but plenty for the mid level guy like me. its been dry lately and theres some sand in spots toward the trail head. very well maintained trail, looks like they just trimmed it. talk to the guys at district bikes for current trail conditions.

Customer Service

its a loop follow the sings

Similar Products Used:

eagle view trail from osage cove in ponca city

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 28, 2013]
Gururyan
Weekend Warrior

$6 for a day pass, $40'ish for annual and you get 4 great trails of single track all averaging 7.5 miles. There are two on the east side of the lake, Yellow (NE) and Red (SE). On the west side of the lake are, Orange (NW) and Blue (SW). A helmet is required and there are no facilities once you are on the trails. I bike these trails several times a week, every week. I don't bump into other riders very often, rarely in fact. I do run into an occasional runner or two which often of an unleashed dog in tow. I have only had one dog problem and it was when I happened upon a mother with 3 small children...and one very protective, unleashed dog.

Customer Service

I'd say the east trails are by for the most popular, although I couldn't explain why. Maybe it's closest to town? I find the Red and Blue trails to be the easiest of the four. Red is definitely fun and there are plenty of "cheats" if you want to shorten your ride by clipping some of the many trail loops off. This trail is 100% directional single track. The Yellow trail has some technical, steep, rocky areas and overall just not that fun or interesting to me. I ride this one the least. It has the most pedestrians as well. This one is has several two-way sections so be careful of other riders.

On the west side, you have Blue and Orange, and this seems to be much less popular for bikers...good for me. Fishermen and hunters are seen more on this side of the lake. The Blue trail is ok, winds you around several deep creek beds and is mostly shaded which is nice. Nothing too technical here other than more two-way traffic trails than can prove hairy when dealing with other riders. The Orange trail is my favorite and usual ride. The whole trail is one direction with the exception for short section on the back, final loop. And...looks like I have exceeded my length.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 17, 2013]
Frank
Cross Country Rider

As mentioned by others, four loops. Rode them all and the roads between for the organized Chili Ride. Generally I would say that the trails are intermediate friendly. The southeast trail would be beginner friendly. Start with the southeast trail if you are unsure of your ability.
Lots of short, sometimes steep climbs but many right after a downhill so you can carry speed. Some rocks, but not a lot of them in general. Not a super fast trail if not familiar, mostly because of tight turns with loose soil in many turns. Trails are very twisty-turney so you will scrub off speed frequently.

Similar Products Used:

For rocks, Turkey Mountain or Keystone. For swoopy fast, Womble. If you like this trail system, you will like Leatherwood in Arkansas.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 05, 2010]
jtyler05si
Weekend Warrior

I have only rode the two trails on the east side.

The Southeast is definitely my favorite. It is very fast with a good amount of winding through the woods, fast straightaways, and mild to moderate technicals. There is one ~18 inch drop. It has always been very clean and mowed.

The Northeast is more difficult than the SE trail. There is more scenery than SE since it is closer to the water. There are also a lot more rocks, a few creek beds, and a couple drops (one of which is quite large). Very cool trail. Doesn't seem to be up-kept as well as SE.

Customer Service

The only route is the one ahead of you. It is well marked and easy to follow.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 09, 2010]
Qu!mby
Weekend Warrior

Rode the two east side trails and I have to say they were among the funnest trails I've ridden to date. Very well marked, well ridden and the park itself was nice. The Northeast trail was mostly fast hardpack with quite a lot of nice technical, rocky areas. Nothing too gnarly, but definitely some stuff out there to make you a little nervous. The Southeast trail was super fast, had more than a few drops and some really rooty and fast descents. Overall, the two that we rode were great and I can't wait to ride em again!

Customer Service

Follow the arrows. The routes are well marked with arrows showing you which direction to ride.

Similar Products Used:

Turkey Mountain, Keystone, NW Arkansas (Leatherwood, Slaughterpen, Hobbs)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 24, 2009]
OSU MTB
Weekend Warrior

Good set of trails. From most difficult to easiest:

Northeast trail: fast for the first 2 and last 2 miles, there is a 2 mile loop in between that is very technical and rocky. The loop is hard, the rest is not.

Southeast: The race track. Very fun. The last two miles are a blast, very fast and windy through the woods. Good workout on this one.

Northwest: A long ride, outstanding scenery and the most versatile riding; a little bit of everything. Probably my favorite of the four.

Southwest: A fun trail. Pretty fast and nothing too extreme (except one washout is near impossible). Beginner riders should start here. Overall this is easiest; both as far as technicality and exhausting.

All trails ride along the lake as some point and have exceptional views. Bring bug spray in the summer.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 30, 2008]
BoomingSooner
Weekend Warrior

Rode the Orange trail (the Northwest one) and it was very nicely marked (actually exceptionally marked). But the map sucked bad. They told me the trail was 7.1 miles and I got to 4.75 and felt like I was very far from the end. I called the Trail Head and they couldn't help me at all even though I was standing in front of the 4.75 mile marker.
Anyway, the trail is great, just be ready to get off your bike unless you are a rock expert! Both uphills and down, some very rocky ascents that I'm not sure anyone buy real experts could make. But it was in a very cool place.

They told me this trail was the most difficult of all the 4 trails, but the most scenic.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 27, 2005]
virtualperson
Cross Country Rider

This is a really fun trail system. There are 4 different trailheads (two on the east side of the lake, two on the west). These trails are pretty smooth for the most part, although there are some rocky climbs and descents. The climbs are the swooping kind that go along the sides of small ravines, so they are quite exhilarating, but there's not a whole lot of prolonged climbing. This trail can be challenging in parts, but mostly it is just fun to explore along the banks of senic lake Mcmurty. This trail system with 4 decently long loops is a true gem. I envy the Stillwater riders because of the variety and coolness of their trail system. If you live anywhere near this thing you should make a trek out here, you won't be sorry.

Customer Service

The east side trails are smoother and more well worn/traveled, while the west side trails give a more isolated and exploratory feeling. I rode the SouthEast and the NorthWest trails. They had a simmilar feel to me, although I preferred the Northwest trail because it felt a lot remote and quiet. The trails are well marked. I didn't see any other riders while I was on the west trail (on a sunday morning). The lake is cool and clean feeling if you don't mind getting muddy feet, there are plenty of isolated little spots to jump in on the west side. The only downside with the west is that you will be riding through quite a bit more tall grass that looks like tick and chigger haven, however I put 8 miles on my odo without getting any bites (but I'd watch out in early summer).

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I'm not from the area, Turkey Mountain is ok. I like Mcmurty better though.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 16, 2005]
Anthony87
Weekend Warrior

I Only Rode the NE Trial 6.2 miles long really nice scenery felt as though i was some where else far away. Fairly bumpy, steep declines and inclines. Note: I am a begginer so my perception may be different from others you really have to go and find out for yourself. It is worth it if your on I-35 and passing by in the area. It is 5 dollars to ride but it is worth it. Like always try to carpool. This was my first real trail and it was nice but very challenging.

Customer Service

Highway 51 off i-35 turn on sign for the lake then head straight and other signs will lead you there. If coming through the north i reccomend you save 30 min and study and backroads map.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 21, 2005]
mdecher
Weekend Warrior

Awesome trail on the SW side, the trail just W of the ranger station, some good technical stuff with some excellent drop-in due to erosion, lots of tree roots and mostly single track stuff, lots of short steep uphills with big smooth rocks, can be a little tricky coming out of some of the creek beds, get wet down in the bottom then you gotta pedal up in a granny gear up big smooth rocks, can cause some traction issues

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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