I had the day off Monday so I went hiking at Lake Wister State Park. The 3-mile Lake Wister Hiking Trail in many respects is a great hike. (Six miles to the end and back.) It is at a beautiful location along Lake Wister. Elevation-wise, it is not a difficult hike either.
Unfortunately, the trail currently seems somewhat neglected. It is difficult to traverse a number of the areas because of overgrown brush. Also quite a few stretches of the trail are very low-lying and become impassible when there has been a lot of rain (or snow-melt as on Monday). And there is quite a bit of trash along the trail.
Lake Wister Hiking Trail Map
Fortunately, there are only a few of these difficult-to-get-through spots. By and large, it is a very enjoyable trail to hike.
I have posted here my gpx file and some photos I took.
You can download the official trail map pdf here.
Lake Wister Hiking Trail
|Location||Lake Wister State Park, LeFlore County, Oklahoma|
|Length/Type||6 miles, out and back (3 miles each way)|
|Difficulty||Mildly challenging (2 of 5)|
|Directions||Trail starts about 50 yards west of the Cabin Rental Office.|
|ATT Cell Coverage?||Yes|
|Official Info||(918) 655-7212; Website.|
|Date Hiked||March 22, 2010|