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Lake View Lodge Mountain Bicycle & Hiking Trail

Average Rating:    (3.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Newly created in May 2005. There are 3 loops of wide and fast singletrack (could be termed doubletrack because of width). Longest loop is <7 miles, shortest a little over a mile. Smooth and fast. Can catch air on trail in some sections. Not too much for climbs. Novice to intermediate riding level. Also crosses or junctions with Indian Nation Trail. Scenic views of Broken Bow Reservoir. Hiking trail too. Camping nearby. No fees.
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Latitude
34.174356880414514
Longitude
-94.72537100315094
Trail Directions
HWY 259 to Stephens Gap Rd (E1966) in Hochatown to Beavers Bend State Park. Follow to Lakeview Lodge Rd (D1963). Trailhead is on west side of parking lot. Alternatively, you can access the trail by getting on the Indian Nations Trail at the RV camping area and going north in the trail for about 0.5 miles. Visit: http://www.okearthbike.com/imba-dude.html.
Trail Length
6.5 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hochatown / Broken Bow
Country
USA
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Review Date
September 27, 2017

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Elwood64 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fun trail. Not a “destination” ride, but if you’re in the area and fishing and camping it’s worthwhile. Intersections are a little confusing. I only got about 6 miles out of this, and I did loop one once, then loop 3, then went back and did 2. Wide open trail, lots of spots to sail down. Well maintained.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Indian Nation Trail intersects this. I’ll explore it next time. The “supposed” trailhead for INT was at the dam. The trail there was unridable and almost unhikable. Next time I’ll start at the lodge and backtrack.



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Review Date
February 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Joseph Batson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The description is kind of misleading, it is single track and the trail has alot of quartz rocks, there is one long hill that has a few switch backs, once to the top you have a choice of going across the road and back onto the trail or take the road. I took the road, it is downhill with a few turns and the road is covered with slate. I went past the right hand turn back onto the trail and stayed on the road. The road is very fast and there are some steep declines. Once back on the trail (after the exciting ride down the hill you have to push back up it) there are some small ravines to go through and a few hills nothing too bad. You will come up on the lake and the trail goes right beside it. I did this trail in August 2012, very fun and challenging with the heat.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise from starting point



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Review Date
July 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jeff ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode the trail today, and it was quite a bit of fun, until I got about 3 miles into it. After hiking over about 7 trees, I gave up on the "intermediate" trail and turned back.

Overall, though, had the trees been cleared, it would have been a great ride! Fun whoops, decent downhills, and a couple of pretty good climbs. I was honestly surprised at the downed trees, as the trail looks well maintained. But, the trees were pretty dry, so they've probably been down for some time.

This is not a destination trail, but given all the beautiful landscape, lodging, and the lake, if you're coming down for a vacation anyway, bring the bike, it's well worth it. If anyone is looking at this post and helps maintain the trails, the trail is in serious need of a chainsaw.



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Review Date
August 14, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rayburn30 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode this trail 8-6-09. Great trail for beginners. I took my daughter and she was able to make most of the hills. Shes still working on being in the right gear for climbing. The first loop is very short (0.4 mi) but fun ridden fast. The second loop does get a little harder and there are more rocks but a begginer can still make it. the third loop started to get to the intermediate level with its hill climbs. We did not finish the third loop as my daughter ran out of gas. The tral is plenty wide and packed, it is a dirt rock mix and gives plenty of traction. There are also plenty of views of the lake on the first two loops. If your lucky you might see white tail deer as well.

Overall its a great trail for beginners. loop 1 & 2
Fun for intermediates. Loop 1, 2 & 3 (fast)
Experts may find it boaring with no real challenges or big air.

look for ticks after ride in summer. I found two small ones on me.
Fun ride if your in the area.



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Review Date
November 15, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: bikingbarber ,  Racer

Summary:
THIS IS A GREAT TRAIL. A LOT OF THOUGHT WAS PUT INTO THE LAY OUT. THE BUILDERS LEVELED THE GROUND AND GAVE PLENTY OF WIDTH TO THE TRAIL. THE TERRAIN IS MILD AND BEGS TO BE RIDDEN FAST. LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE LAKE. I CAN'T WAIT TO RIDE THIS TRAIL AGAIN, DEFINITELY WORTH THE DRIVE.

Recommended Route:
THE TRAIL IS EASIEST AND FASTEST IF YOU GO TO THE RIGHT AT THE SIGN. BOTH DIRECTIONS ARE A LOT OF FUN.



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