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Elephant Rock

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Actually there are two trails: One exits the trailhead to the west and crosses the Elephant Rock access road less than 1/4 mile after the trailhead. It lies almost entirely north of the trail head. It was built recently and is maintained by local MTB enthusiasts. They must be really advance riders. I consider myself intermediate and I carried my bike much of the trail. This is a GREAT trail for advanced riders. Lots of vertical, really technical stuff. The second trail would be for novice to intermediate riders. It exits the parking area to the by several trail to the south and south-east. Thais trail lies south of the parking area. I think it was built many years ago. It goes from the Lodge area to Elephant Rock Campground area. I liked this trail lots. Both trails are almost totally wooded. The soil is sandy, so the trails would probably be O.K. after a rain, At least the south one would be. The North one may be too vertical to ride with much moisture.
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Latitude
34.111520302799306
Longitude
-97.10643768310547
Trail Directions
From Ardmore, go south on Interstate 35 about 7 miles, exit and go east towards Lake Murray Lodge. At US 77s, go north. Exit right at Elephant Rock Campgound. Parking Lot and Trail head is to right (south) of gate house.
Trail Length
North - about 4 miles; South - About 2 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ardmore
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Review Date
October 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jjballew ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail rocks! This is my new favorite trail in Oklahoma. I am shocked that I just rode it for the first time. I have heard several riders describe it as a very technical trail. "Very Technical" is a relative term. This trail certainly has some technical elements but it is very rideable. New riders should be prepared to walk portions of it. Most of the trail has excellent fast flow, interrupted by a few rock gardens similar to Greenleaf or Turkey. The trail is long enough to make it a single day epic or a weekend destination. The park facilities are nice. There is a fantastic pizza place in Ardmore for post-ride libations. I would like to personally thank everyone who has been building this trail. Your hard work is apparent and appreciated.



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Review Date
April 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Philopolis ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
38 total miles of singletrack. The big loop is 26 miles, follow orange arrows. New skijump trail is twelve miles out and back, follow black arrows south from ranger station. The race loop is marked with blue arrows. Please dont cut trail, move rocks or obstacles. If you can't ride it walk it. Most of the trail is technical, rocky, and advanced. The easier sections are anadarchie and buckhorn. Map will be done soon.

Recommended Route:
Park at the ranger station if new, although locals generally park at pecan grove.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Clearbay/ crosstimbers



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Review Date
February 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Guito ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trail is 29 miles long, with three more added in a couple of weeks. Start at the new ranger station heading north and follow orange arrows indicating big loop. New stuff is south of ranger station, just north of marina road. New trail marked with orange flagging tape at this time. Trail not for beginners, unless willing to walk a lot. Technical and rocky terrain for the most part, with regulars averaging eight mph or less.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
clearbay



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Review Date
October 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ZakS_2010 ,  Weekend Warrior

Recommended Route:
I start riding from Pecan Grove, which is where the trail head it located, its located just a few minutes from the turn onto US77s from HW 70 and there is a 5, 7, and 9 mile trails. They are all very challenging, and well maintained.
I try to ride here about twice a week, because I only live a few minutes away.



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Review Date
April 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sportsaddict99 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I started at the pay station at Elephant Rock and rode south. It is a fun section with a great bridge and a few technical sections. The south section wasn't very long so I headed north on the trail back across the elephant rock road. Right after starting down the trail you get a good amount of speed. It is fairly fast trail with a good amount of rocks. It's not marked too well but that didn't present a problem because you're either right up against the lake or the road so you probably won't get lost. Overall, a fun trail with lots of miles to be explored.

Recommended Route:
Start at the Elephant Rock pay station, head north and explore.



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