Hiking at Robbers Cave

Hiking Trails - Oklahoma State Parks ...

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Robbers Cave State Park is located a few miles north of Wilburton, Oklahoma in the Sans Bois
Mountains. It is one of our favorite places to
hike in Oklahoma, and has miles and miles of well marked,
well maintained hiking trails. This area of Oklahoma is heavily wooded, and has many caves, interesting
rock formations and scenic bluffs to enjoy.

We recently visited the park for a couple of days over the kids Spring break, and had the opportunity to
hike a couple of the trails. Here is some information on the
hiking trails that we explored that you might
find helpful.

Coon Creek Ridge Hiking Trail is about a two mile loop that has some moderate up and down slopes.
The trail is well marked with large red dots painted on trees along the hiking trail. The area is heavily
wooded with large rock formations, and on the far side of the loop it offers a scenic bluff that overlooks
Coon Creek. The trailhead is conveniently located next to the information office near the Old Circle and
Whispering Pines Campgrounds. Here are some pictures taken along the way. Enjoy!
Coon Creek trail
has moderate slopes
Map of Robbers Cave Nature Trail
Coon Creek Trail -
Scenic Overlook
Ramp to the start of the trail
Side view of Robbers Cave
Looking out  Robbers Cave
Enjoying the view
from Coon Creek Trail
Robbers Cave State Park
Coon Creek Trailhead
Robbers Cave Nature Trail
Robbers Cave
Exploring the back of
Robbers Cave
View from Robbers Cave
Hiking Robbers Cave
Coon Creek Hiking Trail
Robbers Cave Nature Trail is a favorite of many. This area is very rocky and has some fantastic views. In
addition to Robbers Cave, for which the park is named for, there are many other caves in this area. This
trail is only about 3/4 of a mile in length, but it interconnects with the Rough Canyon Trail and other hiking
trails in the area. There are caves located at the start of this trail, and it is handicap accessible up to the
start of the trail, so that visitors can get right up to the base of the rock formations, even if they don't plan
on hiking the trail.

The start of the hike is a very steep climb, but the trail is well maintained and has stairs made from natural
stone in some areas. After the short, initial, steep climb you have a tremendous view overlooking the area,
and you are now just a short distance from Robbers Cave. Here are some pictures taken along the hiking
trail in March of 2009.
Robbers Cave Hiking Trail
Cave near the start of the trail
Looking down after initial
steep climb
Robbers Cave in the
distance
Stairs carved into hiking trail
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Oklahoma has many other locations to hike and camp.  Turner Falls has trails that lead to a water fall
and a castle built into a hill.  In southwestern Oklahoma you can hike Mount Scott in the
Wichita Mountains
and see free roaming wildlife like buffalo, longhorns and prairie dogs.
The Holy City of the Wichitas, a
recreation of the city of Jerusalem in Biblical times, is built into the Wichita Mountain hillside.  
Lake Murray
gives you hiking and boating in one place.  A great summer family vacation destination.  

Enjoy your family vacation in Oklahoma!