Oklahoma - Lake McMurtry Red Trail (Bring Your Friends And Family)
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About the Event
Length: 7.6 mi Estimated Time: Hiking 4 hr / Biking 1.5 hr Type : Single Track Trail Head Location: Keep left at park stop sign, follow signage for pavilion/red trail *google map link
One of the most used trails at Lake McMurtry the (SE) Red Trail is a favorite among mountain bikers and trail runners. The Trail is a multiple loop arrangement, allowing users to loop back to the traihead without backtracking. The Southeast Trail is connected to the West Side Blue Trail via the Green Trail. The Red Trail has three distinct sections. The first section includes a number of short climbs and gully crossings providing fun and interesting terrain on foot and bike at any speed. It can be technically demanding at bike racing effort. The second section runs along and across dry creeks and gullies, typically just out of sight of the edge of the lake. The trail then opens up with long straights, sweeping turns, and small bumps across open fields. It winds under oak canopies and traverses the occasional series of gully crossings.The third section is a series of steep gully crossings, switchback ascents, interrupted by short straight transition sections. The final mile is a roller coaster of short climbs and descents, dramatically opening into a straight section across an open field and back to the trail head. Much of the trail is far from roads, the water’s edge, and other heavily used parts of the lake property. The result is quick and easy access to peace and quiet and a feeling of isolation. Visitors enjoy constant interest with changes of scenery and fun trail features. The trail path itself provides cyclists with the opportunity to improve both high and low speed bike handling. Most challenges are easily navigated by novice level riders by simply reducing speed. Runners and cyclists enjoy wide, sweeping curves and transitions with few technical challenges to interrupt flow or momentum. Runners find themselves challenged in the beginning and end sections to smoothly transition through the quick successions of short ascents and descents.
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