Eisenhower State Park

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Trails Information

Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake from many vantage points.

illustration of bald eagle in flight
Bald Eagle

Escape to a quiet destination among the coves of Lake Texoma. Choose one or more trails at Eisenhower State Park to experience an adventure by foot, bike or ATV.

Check at park headquarters for rules and trail closures.


All trails allow hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated

This list may not include all the trails in the park.

Trail Distance Time Difficulty Description
Armadillo Hill Trail 0.8 mi. 30 min. Moderate Markers 1 to 2: Discover geology and plants along this journey through woodland, lakeshore and prairie ecosystems. Pause at benches to watch for red-bellied woodpeckers, bobcats or coyotes.
Ike's Hike and Bike Trail 3.2 mi. 4 hrs. Easy to moderate Markers 3 to 14: This trail is very rugged for bicyclists between markers 3 and 4. Only adventurous hikers and bikers should try to traverse this daunting section.
Pee Wee Practice Area 0.5 mi. 1 hr. Easy Perfect for novice riders, this section of the Ironweed OHV Trail System is flat, easy, and near the entrance to the trail system. More advanced riders should yield to beginners and/or stick to the other trails.
Blackland Ramble OHV Trail 0.6 mi. 1 hr. to a full day Moderate This section of the Ironweed OHV Trail System provides great views from the prairie clearing. As the rocky areas near the trail hold many fossils, it’s important to stay on the trail.
Big Woods Canyon OHV Trail 0.7 mi. 1 hr. to a full day Moderate to challenging Travel through both Crosstimbers and Blackland Prairie on this segment of the Ironweed OHV Trail System. You’ll see large oaks growing in the lower ravines and small meadows of grasses and flowers higher up.
Timber Rattler Run OHV Trail 0.7 mi. 1 hr. to a full day Moderate to challenging Take it slow in this area of the Ironweed OHV Trail System and keep an eye out for the threatened timber rattlesnake. The most challenging aspect of this trail is a very steep and narrow stream crossing.
List of trails

Points of Interest

GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees.

Point Latitude Longitude Description
Buttonbush Scenic Point 33.8130°  -96.6035° Look out from this scenic vantage point to see evidence of the past in the fossils.
Five-star Red Oak 33.8187°  -96.6101° Red oak trees like these provide food and shelter for wildlife throughout the park.
Ammonite Crossing 33.8234° -96.6152° Take a short hike to this bridge near the lake. Sometimes the water recedes to reveal fossil beds below. Look around at the tall bluffs and you may spot spiral-shaped ammonite fossils fused into the surrounding limestone.
Lover's Leap 33.8303° -96.6193° Erosion is evident at this vast scenic view of the lake where the Washita and the Red rivers come together. Watch your step and stay safe.
List of points of interest

Staying Safe

  • Know your limits. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes.
  • Drink plenty of water. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity.
  • Tell others where you’ll be. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
  • Wear a helmet when biking. Check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash.
  • Potentially harmful plants and animals may live here. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails.
  • You may not be able to connect. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them.

Trail Etiquette

  • Trash your trash. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace.
  • Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick. Please do not feed them.
  • Use only your muscles. To protect park resources, off-highway vehicles are ONLY allowed on the designated OHV trails.
  • Take only memories and pictures. Disturbing or removing any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts is a violation of state law.
  • We need to know about your caches. Please check with park HQ before placing geocaches within the park.