Cathedral Mountain Mesa Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairview, Oklahoma that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Cathedral Mountain Mesa Trail runs from the parking lot to the top of Cathedral Mountain and across the mesa, offering a spectacular view of the valley floor and Lone Peak Mountain. The Gloss Mountains, sometimes called the Glass Mountains, have a high Selenite content that mimics a shiny glass exterior. Though there are no lodging or campsites located in Gloss Mountains State Park.
The trails and stairs are a bit overgrown with grass, but the views are fantastic! Takes about an hour to explore everything in the park.
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.
Such a change of scenery from our home are on southern Oklahoma! The top part of the stairway was a little tough for our 4 year old but he made it.. the hollow sounds at the top were too cool
This is a relatively easy hike, but I give it five stars for it's views. The mesas span for miles, and it's well worth the stop if you're planning on hiking other trails in the area (Roman Nose State Park, for instance).
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.
Did this hike right after a rain in late July. The weather was great and views were amazing. Some parts of the climb have wood planks that were a little slick from being wet. It is well worth the climb.
loved this hike.
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....
Worth the drive, there are a few other interesting areas other than the trail. a few small ponds to fish, scenic drive, sod house. Time it with a event in Fairview and make a whole day of it
I thought it was worth the trip from Oklahoma City. Several other stops nearby that I was able to fill a day with.
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.