Oklahoma City, OK: Wichita Mountain Bison Trail

In 5.5 miles, you'll walk cliff edges, skirt two lakes, trace two creeks, and pass photo-worthy overlooks of the Wichita Mountains.
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In 5.5 miles, you'll walk cliff edges, skirt two lakes, trace two creeks, and pass photo-worthy overlooks of the Wichita Mountains.

Mapped by Carl Kinney

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.9

Waypoints

WMT001

Location: 34.7215881347656, -98.7034301757812

Hike SE on Longhorn Trail, directly across metal footbridge leading away from parking area

WMT002

Location: 34.7201118469238, -98.7019729614258

Straight @ 3-way. Trail passes woods then a big meadow on R

WMT003

Location: 34.7156791687012, -98.6980972290039

Trail passes a tear-shaped pond

WMT004

Location: 34.7139511108398, -98.6982574462891

Straight @ 3-way, hiking SE into Dog Run Hollow; pass jagged boulders ahead

WMT005

Location: 34.709098815918, -98.6907424926758

Cross footbridge; ahead, is a large rocky outcrop (stop for quick rest)

WMT006

Location: 34.7039108276367, -98.6873168945312

Trail skirts rim of the gorge and leads to the most scenic spot on the hike: postcard views of the Wichita Mtns.

WMT007

Location: 34.7053413391113, -98.6832733154297

More scenic views; from here, head N along the cliff edge to Lost Lake

WMT008

Location: 34.7123908996582, -98.6797790527344

Straight @ 3-way toward rock dam; trail levels out

WMT009

Location: 34.7186584472656, -98.6806182861328

More views of nearby mountains

WMT010

Location: 34.7200317382812, -98.6881713867188

Trail cuts through a stand of trees

WMT011

Location: 34.7224388122559, -98.6934127807617

Straight @ 3-way

WMT012

Location: 34.7233200073242, -98.6988830566406

Expansive views across rippling blues of French Lake. Ahead continue straight @ 3-way, and close loop @ parking lot