Bluff Creek Trail

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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This is another place I chased the OEFers on their single-speed bikes. Again, I prefer gears, but riding with these people makes me sure I will build a single-speed bike one of these days. There’s no reason someone in reasonable physical condition cannot enjoy riding here without any shifting. It actually makes for a nice rhythm, I’m told—you just sail along and focus on the approaches to the steep parts. There’s something to be said for simplicity. Simplicity of machine and of trail design. You spend your time here winding around and through the creek, hopping tree roots, and leaning the bike through the turns. It’s a moderate trail, not too hard, but certainly no piece of cake. On one of the creek crossings it took me three attempts to succeed in climbing the exit. And I had to hit a couple of trees—it just didn’t seem like I was doing this place up right if I didn’t get a little blood outside of my body. Boys and girls, this is a fun trail. A trail to be explored and mastered, so go for your best time. Just don’t do the brainless brake-lock skidding that the average moron loves. This trail is very durable if it’s not abused. Don’t ride like an idiot, and we will all enjoy the trail here for many years to come. And don’t ride here if the trail is wet.
Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma

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Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma

by Chuck Cypert (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is another place I chased the OEFers on their single-speed bikes. Again, I prefer gears, but riding with these people makes me sure I will build a single-speed bike one of these days. There’s no reason someone in reasonable physical condition cannot enjoy riding here without any shifting. It actually makes for a nice rhythm, I’m told—you just sail along and focus on the approaches to the steep parts. There’s something to be said for simplicity. Simplicity of machine and of trail design. You spend your time here winding around and through the creek, hopping tree roots, and leaning the bike through the turns. It’s a moderate trail, not too hard, but certainly no piece of cake.

On one of the creek crossings it took me three attempts to succeed in climbing the exit. And I had to hit a couple of trees—it just didn’t seem like I was doing this place up right if I didn’t get a little blood outside of my body. Boys and girls, this is a fun trail. A trail to be explored and mastered, so go for your best time. Just don’t do the brainless brake-lock skidding that the average moron loves. This trail is very durable if it’s not abused. Don’t ride like an idiot, and we will all enjoy the trail here for many years to come. And don’t ride here if the trail is wet.

©  Chuck Cypert/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Oklahoma City
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round, except after rain
Local Contacts: Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department
Driving Directions: Directions to Bluff Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/5/2018
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1/13/2011
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Fun trail, heavily used but slightly technical. All of it can be ridden with at least a little skill.


11/11/2009
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Great beginner-intermediate trail with tight turns, switchbacks, a lot of exposed roots, a couple of difficult climbs, bridges, and a few fast downhills. Well-maintained and tamed a bit since the new updates in '09 and perfect for those who live in the Oklahoma City metro area. It's probably the most used (and abused) trail in Oklahoma. Great for building skills if you're just starting because of the variety in the trail design...just take it slow and avoid the marked "caution" areas. For more advanced riders, it's a great 30 minute ride. Do NOT ride within 48 hours of rain...save your bike and the trail! This is my first and still favorite trail. I'm able to ride around nearby Lake Hefner on the 9 mile stretch of asphalt cycling and then follow the 1 mile bike path on the north side of the lake to Bluff Creek for a great 4 mile single track. Between Lake Hefner and Bluff Creek trails, I can get a huge variety of riding in just over an hour!


8/1/2002
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This trail is fun because if it slightly technical, might even be hard for beginners to stay on bike. Stay off it if you cant do technical biking


10/27/2000
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has some portions of trail that are fun but the open fields re treacherous with big eroded ruts- ok for a change but since erwin park in mckinney is not very far away and lots more challenging- this trail should be known as step-sister grove.



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May 2018