There are two trails on each side of the lake, each with a slightly different character. The SE trail serves as the race course for the annual Lake McMurtry Madness mountain bike race, sponsored by the Red Dirt Pedalers.
How to get there:
West Side: Take 6th street (HW 51) West out of town approximately 5 miles to Redlands road. Chickasaw Communications has a building on the NW corner of Redlands and HW 51, back from the road. Turn right (North) on Redlands road and follow it for 3 miles until you can only go left or right. Go left. Follow the road for about a half mile and take a right when you see the sign for the entrance to Lake McMurtry. Follow the winding road to a three way intersection and take a right. Follow this road for a few hundred feet to a four way stop. The NW trailhead is on the SW corner of the four way stop. The SW trailhead is on the SE corner of the four way stop.