The Mt. Scott scenic drive, side roads,
pull-outs, picnic areas, and hiking trails close at sunset.

Over 40% of the refuge is open for recreation (Public Use Area) while the remainder is closed to protect the animals and their habitats from disturbance. We invite you to explore and enjoy the many wildlife-friendly recreation and education opportunities in the Public Use Area.

1Mt. Scott Service Road
5.8 milesEasy
2Jed Johnson Tower 0.5 milesEasy
3Burma Road8.0 milesEasy
4EE Center0.1 milesEasy (accessible)
5Quanah Parker Lake0.4 milesEasy
6Little Baldy Trail 0.8 mileModerate
7Osage Lake0.6 milesEasy
8Burford Lake 0.5 milesEasy
9The Narrows 0.8 miles Moderate
10Kite Trail 1.1 milesEasy
11Bison Trail
6.0 milesEasy
12Longhorn Trail 1.5 mileEasy
13Elk Trail 0.7 milesEasy
14Elk Mountain 1.1 milesDifficult
15Charons Garden
2.4 milesDifficult
16Crab Eyes Trail
1.0 milesEasy-Moderate
17LETRA Trail 1.0 milesEasy (accessible)
18Mt. Scott Nature Trail 1.5 milesEasy

Hiking limited to daylight hours.

Please read the FWS Trail Map Brochure for Refuge rules and regulations; and check the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge website or Facebook page for up-to-date information on closings and alerts.

A Word of Caution

  • Bison and longhorn are wild and may charge—don’t get too close.
  • Rattlesnakes and copperhead snakes make their homes here.
  • Poison ivy grows in shady and damp areas.
  • Ticks and chiggers are common residents.
  • Dehydration and heat stroke can happen quickly

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