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Bison Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.3 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 257' 78 m
Descent: -252' -77 m
High: 1,688' 514 m
Low: 1,492' 455 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by D Dan

This is Oklahoma??

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Minimal shade so plan accordingly.

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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Jan 22, 2019
Todd Hines
ran close to sunset, it was very hard to see running into the sun, so bring a hat. You'll have to dodge alot of rocks and watch very closely the tr… 6.4mi

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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
The Bison Trail overlooks the Forty Foot Hole on West Cache Creek.
May 29, 2017 near Cache, OK
West Cache Creek is quite beautiful from the Bison Trail.
May 29, 2017 near Cache, OK
Up the creek
Apr 27, 2019 near Cache, OK

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