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Lake Fredrick

Average Rating:    (2.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

The trail goes around the lake with some excursions out into what seems to be the middle of nowhere. There are some technical areas, but most beginners should be able to handle them. Cactus and thorns are abundant so slime your tubes and bring some tweezers.
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Latitude
34.509951580711096
Longitude
-98.887939453125
Trail Directions
From Route 62 at Snyder take 183 South to Manitou then turn left on 5C. About 5 miles out of town you'll see the sign for the park. The trail starts off the North Shore road (1st left when you enter the park).
Trail Length
16 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Manitou
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rsbaker63 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Last year I rode this trail once or twice a month. Haven't been out there in a while so I went this weekend (12-11-04). On this weekend I went to the north end only to find it has been fenced and gated. The north end is on private property, so I respect the landowners gates, but I sure hate to not have the option of a bail out / shuttle ride.
The trails are very overgrown, hard to find in many places now. Also some of the trails on the western edge are becoming very eroded and will need some TLC.

Recommended Route:
I did prefer to start at the down wind side (north or south) and ride into the wind and have a tail wind on the way back. With the private side closed now you will need to start at the park side (south) and head north.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Great Plains State Park (Snyder) - the main bike trail around the campsites and park. Also there is some state lands on the north end of the lake that has some two track easier for beginers.

Mount Scott Firebreak Trail (Wichita Mtns. National Wildlife Refuge) - Fire break around refuge boundary, 6 mile one way.



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Review Date
August 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: yumanbing ,  Weekend Warrior , from Altus, OK

Summary:
The condition of this trail is deteriorating. I rode it last fall and got most of the way around the lake before the trail faded too much to follow. This time I started on the south side of the lake and got only three or four miles before losing the trail. Went back and tried the north side with the same results. Apparently there isn't enough activity to keep it clear enough to see. Needs more riders.

Recommended Route:
Doesn't matter - just start and go as far as you can.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tom Steed



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Review Date
March 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bill , from Altus, ok

Summary:
I rode this the day before the race just to check it out. (didn't race cuz I'm a puss) You get a little bit of everything. Singletrack through grass, then up and down wash-out areas, then zig-zags through what little trees there were. The trails were pretty well marked. Some of it was on a jeep road also. It was about 13 miles long and my lungs were killing me. Not much shade and bring water. The facilities are nice with bathrooms and warm showers right by the parking area in with the campers. I'm a beginner, really, and I dug it. If you were really technical, you might get bored. Although, there was an expert section that I didn't go on. The endurance workout it great.

Recommended Route:
easy to get to, lots of signs



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Review Date
May 28, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Chuck Miller , from Boise, ID

Summary:
For people living in Southwestern Oklahoma it's one of the closer local trails. It's a good place for a beginer to put up some off road miles and live to tell about it. The trail still needs some work, because it just seems to die out at one point on the far side of the lake.

Recommended Route:
It's another trail around a lake, so you've only got two choices.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lake Tom Steed



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Review Date
April 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: James(Jm) Howery , from Fort Silly

Summary:
I thought this was going to be an OK ride, I wasnt looking for big hills or anything. This ride turned out to be a huge dissapointment. It is flat, the trail is LONG, and boring. There is not much excitment in the 16 miles of strait and winding trail. This totally different from any other trails in the area, like the ones in the Wichitah Mountains. I cant even reccomend this trail to a beginner, since it doesnt offer any short technial places to improve and get better on. There is also no shade for 99% of the ride, it is all exposed.

Recommended Route:
Well, since the whole thing stinks pretty evenly, it really doesnt matter. In fact, there are trails going off in different directions in places, and the signs labeled "B" and "E" dont help at all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trails at Snyder



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