Category - East Oklahoma

Posts in East Oklahoma including including Robbers Cave State Park, Cedar Lake, and Winding Stair Mountain (Ouachita Forest). Also see East Oklahoma Trails Page.

Lake Tenkiller: Buzzard Roost Trail Fall Pics

Buzzard Roost Trail, Lake Tenkiller
At the southeast part of the loop, not long after the creek crossing.

The Buzzard Roost Nature Trail at Lake Tenkiller (northwest Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) is a pretty 1-mile loop on Cato Creek.

Although there are no blazes, it is not hard to follow the trail. It has some pretty views, especially along the creek.

My full profile of the trail is in this post. These are more photos I took on that hike (November 19, 2016).

Buzzard Roost Trail, Lake Tenkiller
Buzzard Roost Nature Trail, Lake Tenkiller

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Lake Tenkiller: Buzzard Roost Nature Trail – 1 mi

Buzzard Roost Trail, Lake Tenkiller
On the east side of the trail, near the south end. Cato Creek is off to the right. (Panoramic.)

Buzzard Roost Nature Trail is a scenic 1-mile loop trail along Cato Creek by Lake Tenkiller in northwest Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. It’s a Corps of Engineers public use area, near Cato Creek Landing.

There is a little climbing on the trail, but it is not difficult.

The trail heads generally southwest along a stretch of the creek.

About halfway down the west side of the loop, the trail makes a short detour to the west where it crosses a side stream ravine.

Buzzard Roost Trail, Lake Tenkiller
The wooden and stone bridge that crosses the stream about midway through the west side of the loop.

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Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Pics

Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park
Rough Canyon Trail at the south end of the loop, next to Fouche Maline

The Rough Canyon Trail is a cool 2.9-mile loop at Robbers Cave State Park. It has lots of interesting rocks and rock formations, varied terrain, and in wetter times, beautiful views of the Rough Canyon stream.

The trailhead is adjacent to the Robbers Cave Nature Trail, the small trail that goes by the actual Robbers Cave rock formations.

See this post for the full profile of the Rough Canyon Trail with pics from my April 2, 2016 hike.

These are some additional photos from that hike.

Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park
Rough Canyon Trail. Rocky stretch on the east side between Lost Lake and the service road crossing.

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Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail – 3 mi

Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park
Lost Lake where the Rough Canyon Trail runs next to it, Robbers Cave State Park (panoramic shot).

The Rough Canyon Trail is one of the most popular trails at Robbers Cave State Park (near Wilburton, Latimer County, Oklahoma). It’s a scenic 2.9-mile loop that starts about 100 feet from the Robbers Cave Nature Trail (the cave area).

Among the trail’s highlights are the Rough Canyon (a creek valley) and Lost Lake areas.

This is moderately challenging trail with about 500 feet of cumulative elevation gain. The elevation change is only about 250 feet though.

Quite a bit of the trail is rocky. While lots of rocks can make walking a bit tougher, they also add beauty and character.

Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park
The Rough Canyon stream near the Rough Canyon Trail

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