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Bixhoma Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 187' 57 m
Descent: -190' -58 m
High: 762' 232 m
Low: 704' 215 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Excellent hiking trail that gives you the full tour around the hidden gem that is Bixhoma Lake.

J F

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Bixhoma Lake Hours 6am - 10pm. The road to the west end of this trail can be rough and has deep puddles. Low-clearance vehicles should park elsewhere around the lake.

Need to Know

Parking is available:
- near either ends of the trail
- by the boat ramp on the north side of the lake
- by the picnic shelter and dock on the north side of the lake

Description

This trail starts at the "road's end" on the East and West side of Bixhoma Lake and can be hikeed in either direction. Starting from the west side to the junction of the Bixhoma Bluff Trail, the trail is not really well-used/established yet and is not often marked. But it is easy enough to follow without the flags if you pay attention.

Starting from the east side, you follow an old doubletrack road for 0.5 miles until you get to the trail portion. From there, the trail is well-used and marked with either yellow or orange flags all the way until around the lake until you get to the junction with the Bixhoma Bluff Trail. There is a 20-30' wide creek crossing that you may have to wade across (ankle-calf height) if it has rained a lot recently or if it's hasn't rained in a while you may be able to connect up rocks to get across dry without taking your shoes off.

This trail is VERY rocky along some sections and has hidden roots/stumps that can easily trip you. So be careful! You can easily connect to the Bixhoma Bluff Trail/Ichabod Crane Trail on the west side along this trail to do a nice Low/High combo.
A total loop around the lake on this trail that includes the road walking is about 3.5mi (2.3mi trail hiking and 1.2mi easy and scenic walk along the road back around the lake).

Before you leave Bixhoma Lake, make sure you check out the short Bixhoma Falls Trail to Bixhoma Falls. It's definitely worth it!

Flora & Fauna

Ancient Post Oak Trees, deer, birds. Bass fishing is very popular at Bixhoma Lake.

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Land Manager: City of Bixby

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Oct 19, 2019
Dan Van Buskirk
The narrow trail was overgrown along many sections making it difficult to follow. More markings along the south end of the lake might help. 3.5mi — 8h 30m

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Viewpoint along Bixhoma Lake Trail
Apr 11, 2019 near Bixby, OK
Bixhoma Lake
Apr 11, 2019 near Bixby, OK
Bixhoma Lake/Dam from east end of Bixhoma Lake Trail
Apr 11, 2019 near Bixby, OK
Bixhoma Lake Trail doubletrack portion looking SE towards upper part of lake
Apr 11, 2019 near Bixby, OK
Bixhoma Lake
Apr 11, 2019 near Bixby, OK
Panorama from West End of Bixhoma Lake Trail
Apr 11, 2019 near Bixby, OK

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