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A very fun trail with a nice view of Tenkiller Lake.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Out and Back

806' 246 m

High

697' 212 m

Low

208' 63 m

Up

208' 63 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This is a fun trail that offers views of the lake and the opportunity for wildlife viewing.

Description

The trail starts off pretty flat as you leave the parking area, but then provides some mild climbing challenges as you go through the some of the valleys.

The trail splits close to the end of what I've mapped, but that section of trail is lost and not maintained. The trail ends at a road that you shouldn't hike along, so be prepared to treat the hike as an out-and-back.

The area is an oak forest and provides shelter to many species of birds including hawks and owls. I found it to be a very peaceful hike.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, raccoons, squirrels, and song birds.

History & Background

This area is at the heart of Cherokee Territory in the Cookson Hills. It is very rugged land and sadly where the Cherokee Tribe was forced from Georgia to hike the Trail of Tears and settle in the early 1800's.

Contacts

Shared By:

Andy Cramb

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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one of the steeper areas, this goes into a small valley with a bridge crossing and there's some uneven rocks on the climb out.
Dec 18, 2019 near Vian, OK
the overlook of the lake
Dec 18, 2019 near Vian, OK
The beginning of the trail is very simple
Dec 18, 2019 near Vian, OK
With the leaves off, you can see the lake from most of the trail
Dec 18, 2019 near Vian, OK
The mossy rock formations are very pretty here
Dec 18, 2019 near Vian, OK
very interesting terrain, I love hiking Oklahoma hills
Dec 18, 2019 near Vian, OK

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May 2, 2020
Joshua Wheeler
Nice trail. Minimal views of the lake during spring/summer.
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