A recreational-educational park that is accessible for hiking and picnicking from sunrise to sunset. Facilities include a restroom, pavilions, picnic areas, grills, public water supply, handicap trail to historical marker, and a hiking trail from base parking lot to the top of Cathedral Mountain and across the mesa to view the valley floor and Lone Peak Mountain. Points of interest include land geography, geological formations, Selenite gypsum, scenery and wildlife. This range is also known as the Glass Mountains.
Easy hike, stair steps are a little sketchy, it's a shame they fence off the best part at the top, but it's worth the stop if you need a break on your road trip! Really good for a day trip if you don't live too far away, which means like myself you live in the middle of mostly flat lands and barren trees.
Decent compact area of mesas, but relatively speaking there's not a lot to see here. View from the top can oversee the area for miles, but it's all views of flat farmland and oil fields. Still, if passing through the area, I'd recommend a quick stop.
Only takes about an hour to do the whole trail but there is so many amazing views from the top of the Mesa that you might want to plan for at least 2 hours if you are going to stop and take photos. the only thing I can say bad about is that I just wish the trail was longer But all and all If you go by fairview you would be crazy not to stop and Hike this trail.
I've hiked this trail multiple times. I really appreciate the diverse nature of the area. It is truly unique. Getting to the top of the Mesa is not easy, but once you get on top you can walk all around with ease. Be sure to watch out for snakes! My only regret is that this park is not larger....
Small park with only 1 out and back trail.
Pro's: 1) Not busy (only saw two other groups on the trail all afternoon). 2) Beautiful views to the East, South, and West. 3) Only ~2 hours from OKC.
Con's: 1) North end closed off by fence, not sure if that is the beginning of private property or for safety reasons. This blocked the best views to the North and of Lone Peak. 2) Only one trail to the top, one way up & down, no trails around the mountain.
There is huge potential for this small State Park, but is a decent 1/2 day trip from OKC.