Elk Mountain Trail footbridge - Oklahoma
Posted by: Max and 99
N 34° 43.904 W 098° 43.412
14S E 525310 N 3843328
Quick Description: Footbridge located at the trailhead of the Elk Mountain Trail, heading into the Charon Gardens area of the Wichita Wildlife Refuge
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2012 6:24:14 PM
Waymark Code: WME2G9
The Elk Mountain trailhead bridge is the access from the Sunset Picnic Area to the Elk Mountain Trail and Charon Gardens area. A wide creek runs through this area, and two pedestrian bridges and a waterfall can be seen from the trailhead.
Elk Mountain trailhead is located close to parking, the Sunset picnic area, and restroom facilities. This is a very popular area of the Wichita Wildlife Refuge, and parking spots fill up fast. If no parking is available along the route to the trailhead, you can park just west of here at the Caddo Lake area and walk over.
Elk Mountain trail begins at a footbridge over Sunset Pool/Creek and the falls. There are many concrete steps to help visitors up this steep 1.14 mile trail that includes a 590 ft. change in elevation and some rough terrain.
The trailhead sign gives this additional information:
Entering Charon Gardens Recreation Area
Camping by permit only
For more information on the Elk Mountain trail and other hiking opportunities nearby stop at the WWR Visitor's Center to pick up a detailed map.
Trail Name: Elk Mountain Trail
Approximate Length of Bridge: 70
Obstacle: Sunset Pool/Creek
Trail Type: Earthen/Packed Dirt
Photos are encouraged, but not required.