Running or Walking - All fun
We suggest Danner brand hiking boots. Get the GoreTex waterproof with 8" tops. Excellent for stream crossings (there are many) without getting your feet wet. In your backpack, carry a flashlight, whistle, compass, bug spray, sunscreen, bandaids, drinking water, snacks, rainjacket and a camera.
The Beaver Lodge Trail is one of the nicest parallel to the Mountain Fork River, covered with shady tree canopy with two bridge crossings. Fun for kids. One mile out and back. This is a particularly fun trail to hike at night. Full moon nights are best.
Many other trails in Beavers Bend Park up to the connecting David Boren trail of 12.5 miles (one way). David Boren Hiking Trail (DBHT) - 12 mile one-way, marked with white spots on trails. Well defined and is mostly 1 person width. There are four sections to the trail where you can park and start hiking. The Skyline Trail (6 miles) is a nice section of forestry and you go up and down and up and down and up and down. It's a scenic trail and good conditioning for elevation training. It's a good park to take the family to as there are many activities.
Also see the Ouachita National Forest and Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas for more trails, back packing and hiking.
From Pine Meadow Cabins, you can run directly out your cabin across the road through several gravel road developments for scenic exercise. It’s about 6.2 from the cabins to the Broken Bow Lake and back on the Carson Creek Road. Book Online
2nd weekend in April - Dogwood Days 5km run. Downtown Idabel OK. USATF Certified course. Idabel Chamber of Commerce 580-286-3305.
3rd weekend in June - Owa-Chito Larry Thompson Memorial 5km run. USATF certified course is hilly and scenic. Arguably, the toughest 5km in the state Oklahoma. Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce 580-584-3393.
3rd weekend in July - Valliant Watermelon Festival 5km crawl. Downtown Valliant, OK. Valliant Chamber of Commerce 580-933-5050.
1st Friday & Saturday in October - Honobia Bigfoot Festival in the Kiamichi Mountains. 5km on Saturday. Talihina Chamber of Commerce 918-567-3434.