Narrows Trail to Boulder Mountain

#1 of 9 trails in Wichita Mountains Nwr
Narrows Trail to Boulder Mountain is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Indiahoma, OK that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.0 miles 383 feet Loop
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This trail takes hikers to the top of Eagle Mountain (nickname Boulder Mountain) This hike begins on the narrows trail and then cuts off on a rock scramble to the top of Eagle Mountain. The overall gain is not very much but large rocks that must be navigated up or around are not for the faint of heart.

Kristopher Muroi
7 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

amazing hike, good bouldering, bo set trail, but still easy to navigate, overall good time, the river is the best part

Bendee Zuck
29 days ago

10 Completed0 Reviews

Rachael Reed
1 month ago

6 Completed3 Reviews

Super pretty. Lots of unstable rocks at first and it is kind of hard to know where the actual trail is. We basically made our own then followed the river down. Will be going back this summer!

Rusty Kirchner
1 month ago

87 Completed0 Reviews

Surprisingly fun hike. Good views and interesting rock formations. Parking lots fill quickly so start early.

wade spencer
1 month ago

15 Completed5 Reviews

This is a really great trail to get to the narrows climbing area where many ppl rock climb in the refuge. The trail is rather rocky but nothing crazy for a regular hiker. The views are amazing and provides alot of shady spots on hot sunny days with alot of water to cool off in if you need to splash some one yourself. But there is no swimming anywhere on the refuge. There is also a great lil trail to the north of the river fork that takes you north for a nice place to eat lunch and escape the other hikers.

You can also start at the group camp site. just walk to the back of the site to find the trail most ppl start at this point.

Brittney Ragland
2 months ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Josh Crocker
2 months ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

It was great. Don't wait til the dam to cross the river, there are lots of better opportunities if you're watching. Also, you're likely to encounter a buffalo or two so keep an eye out. They're usually pretty docile.

Adam Greiner
3 months ago

18 Completed7 Reviews

Had no idea there was no trail just straight up Boulder climbing. Spectacular

wade spencer
1 year ago

15 Completed5 Reviews

alot of fun but no real trail to use. you can either go up the narrows trail and then cut up hill or if you park near the end of the road by the picnic area there is a low water crossing on a closed road that will lead you around the west/ south west side of eagle mountain. But overall is a great hike to the top we climbed all the way up to the highest point was so beautiful. i wouldnt bring a dog with you. we did but had to carry him several times even thou he was a large lab, just a tough climb but very worth it. would do it in jan and feb to not have to watch out for snakes.

Helen Holstein
1 year ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome hike! Being from Appalachia I'm not used to so much exposed granite rock. A friend and I went up to the (almost top) of Eagle Mountain and then down into the fjord to the rock that looks like a gigantic tree stump from far away. The trail disappears at parts so you just have to create your own. This hike sn't for the faint of heart! Lots of steep slopes. Watch out for cacti and snakes!

Julie Whitley
2 years ago

9 Completed2 Reviews

Gorgeous scenery! Wouldn't recommend for someone that's not used to hiking and climbing, some areas are difficult. Don't go alone and keep your eyes open for rattlesnakes. There's a high population in the area and I've personally come within inches of being bit by one. Not a whole lot of foot traffic so is a nice quiet escape. Still one of my favorite trails!

Jess Easley
2 years ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This was difficult I would not recommend this if you are not a physically fit person. We highly enjoyed it because it was challenging to us, but we only did it after being prepared for the journey. We were exploring, hiking, and rock climbing for around 8 hours. Awesome!

Andres Padilla
2 years ago

15 Completed1 Reviews

some of the most beautiful scenery in the word is on this trail. i am a very experienced hiker and this one is one of my favorites. definitely very difficult for anyone just starting to get into hiking

Andrew Johnson
3 years ago

0 Completed1 Reviews

Great views. Wonderful park roaming livestock. Well marked trails many more trails to chose from. If your planning a trip bring a fishing pole and your holding boots. I will defiantly be going back.

Derek Muegge
4 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Be cautious as the "trail" can drop you down on some ledges and you can get yourself stuck on the edge of a cliff. Lots of fun tho and watch out for rattle snakes

Eric Liddick
4 years ago

13 Completed6 Reviews

Pretty fun climb. No real trail. It's about finding your way to the top in a way that suits your fitness. Great views and fun times. Starting to see snakes, so be careful. We saw a broadbanded copperhead on our way back to the car.

Tyler Harding
4 years ago

56 Completed62 Reviews

Me and my son Tayler hiked this for his 10th birthday and it turned into an incredible adventure. We started our hike early in the afternoon on a nice April day. We started at the Narrows Trail trail head but immediatly headed off-road towards eagle mountain in the distance. After passing through some trees we reached the bottom and began our ascent. This is more of a light climb than a hike and takes planning to navigate around the many very large rocks and boulders. it is INCREDIBLY fun to climb. I've heard that the nickname for this mountain is boulder mountain due to its unique characteristics. It was a challenge for my son at age ten but he stuck with it and we made it to the top. Great pictures, great time and incredible memories. This is not a well-known trail and so there seems to be little foot-traffic which is a plus in my book.