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

Trail Maps and Regulations

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.

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.

Hiking limited to daylight hours.

Trail Information Distance Difficulty

1Jed Johnson Tower 0.5 milesEasy
2EE Center0.1 milesEasy (accessible)
3Quanah Parker Lake0.4 milesEasy
4Little Baldy Trail 0.8 mileModerate
5Osage Lake0.6 milesEasy
6Burford Lake 0.5 milesEasy
7The Narrows 0.8 miles Moderate
8Kite Trail 1.1 milesEasy
9Bison Trail
6.0 milesEasy
10Longhorn Trail 1.5 mileEasy
11Elk Trail 0.7 milesEasy
12LETRA Trail 1.0 milesEasy (accessible)

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