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Bison Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (12)

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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Point to Point

1,688' 514 m

High

1,492' 455 m

Low

257' 78 m

Up

252' 77 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

An amazing 5.25 mile loop that presents several different terrains with some technical ascents and descents. Mile 0-1 is a mostly flat dirt trail. Miles 1-4 include some great vistas but also presents some challenges so remain focused! There are lots of small rocks to navigate in this section. The trail can become a little difficult to locate around mile 3 next to the first dam. Just head towards the small lake, and you'll reconnect if you strayed.

As you make the curve at mile 3 through some trees and brush, you are likely to encounter herds of bison and longhorn cattle. Make sure to stick to the trail, and you'll be fine. The final mile is a mostly covered section that runs along French Lake. You'll be able to pick up the pace a bit as the trail is pretty flat and rock free.

Please note - there is very little shade along this trail. Please plan accordingly (water, sunscreen, etc).

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  4.5 from 12 votes

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The Bison Trail offers some incredible wildflower meadows in the spring.
May 29, 2017 near Cache, OK
A dam/water crossing from the Kite Trail to the Bison Trail Loop.
May 29, 2017 near Cache, OK
The Bison Trail is quite beautiful in the spring wildflower bloom.
May 29, 2017 near Cache, OK
View of the dam
Apr 27, 2019 near Cache, OK
Nearing Lost Lake on the Kite Trail alt.
Oct 22, 2017 near Cache, OK
The Bison Trail offers beautiful places to look out over West Cache Creek.
May 29, 2017 near Cache, OK

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Jun 5, 2020
Rachel Romanczukiewicz
4.7mi — 2h 25m
May 31, 2020
Frank Meyer
5.3mi — 5h 00m
Apr 28, 2020
Isa Paez
Aug 3, 2019
M Richardson
Good hike but no signs/maps/symbols to direct you to where the trail starts or along the trail. Limited shade and no water on the trail 6.1mi — 6h 30m
Feb 24, 2019
Brie Farmer
5.3mi
Jan 13, 2019
Luke Oechsner
Sep 18, 2018
Brent Blevins
Nice hike, beautiful terrain 6mi — 2h 30m
Jun 8, 2018
Carl Loebert