Bixhoma Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 187' 57 m
Descent: -190' -58 m
High: 762' 232 m
Low: 704' 215 m
GradeAvg 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
- 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
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!
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Land Manager: City of Bixby