Sparrow Hawk Primitive Area Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Sparrow Hawk Primitive Area Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tahlequah, Oklahoma that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.8 miles 656 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Sparrowhawk trail is beloved by thousands of college students and river rats who visit the Illinois River near Tahlaquah, Oklahoma. It sports some of the most beautiful views in northeastern Oklahoma. There are several adjoining trails off of the main one.

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hiking
2 months ago

Loved this trail...was work getting to the top but totally worth the work~ view was beautiful.

3 months ago

one of my favorite trails in Oklahoma

backpacking
3 months ago

Need help--
Hiked this trail Sat. Could not find the two rock outcroppings shown in the pictures. We found "look out point" but couldn't find the others. Where did we miss this.
We are planning on going back. If you can offer some help please let me know.
The trails are beautiful.
If you can offer some help I'd appreciate it.
stevewjohns@outlook.com

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Trail had some amazing bluff views. I would definitely do this one again!

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

I just did the Appalachian Trail from Springer 720 miles to troutdale and if you are planning on doing the Appalachian Trail this would be a great Training ground has a lot of ups and down hills you'll find on the Appalachian Trail put equipment and 4 day food and 2 liter of water in the pack that you plan on taking I recommend about 30 pounds and do it about three times will be about equal first days on the Appalachian Trail

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful scenery and good cardio workout with several up and down sections. Dog friendly. Should not hike during deer season as hunters can be plentiful.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Very beautiful views at the top of the trail. It has some good hills to climb. Now that you have to have a hunting or fishing license I haven't been back, even though I have a fishing license. It probably shouldn't be on the list cause If you didn't know this the authorities will write you a ticket.

hiking
1 year ago

beautiful place to hike. that first half mile is tough, very uphill. really cool bluffs and river scenery.

hiking
1 year ago

You need a permit to hike here! But the views were pretty awesome!

hiking
1 year ago