Explore the most popular trails in Lake Hefner Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this trail and there are multiple trail options nearby to make the trek longer or shorter depending on your goals. There is a playground, skate park, and game field in the interior north part of the loop and the lake views to the exterior, with a sight seeing scope at the northern-most point of the loop. Plenty of benches to rest or take in the view along the trail, and paper maps available at the front of the park. The trail is well maintained and moderately trafficked with cyclists, runners, and hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

only one water fountain the way i went... not even one at the park. bring lots of water.

hiking
2 months ago

We went biking here. It is a paved trail on the lake. For the most part there was any shade. The trail is paved and appears well maintained. We went at roughly 5pm on a weekday and it was not busy.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

I didnt walk this whole trail but people were skating, riding bikes, and walking it is very nice, no shade and the trail is about 9 miles long that goes around the lake.

running
3 months ago

This trail is great for roller skating! The north half is a bit bumpy, but very doable. The south half has such smooth trails and plenty of water fountains. Can't wait to skate it again!

Great trail for walking, running or biking! A new asphalt overlay was placed on the majority of the trail last month. Makes the ride nice and quiet. Several public water fountains on the east, south and west sides. You are on your own for water on the north side.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great paved trail. You get nice views of the lake. it is well maintained.

road biking
5 months ago

Nice trail, but needs some maintenance with cracks in concrete for road bikes. Mountain bikes will have no problem rolling over the uneven gaps. If you go on a windy day, the head wind facing south can be quite a challenge for the novice rider.

Decent for a walk during the day. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

My Favorite Running Trail by far!!

walking
9 months ago

Easy trail, a lot of birds, at least 3, all paved and if you bike watch out for the speed bumps.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful

running
10 months ago

I absolutely love coming here for sunrise.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Great place for walking, running, biking and roller blading. So heavily trafficked it feels safe. Only drawback is lack of lighting, making it very hard to do early morning runs.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

quite a bit of trash and heavily trafficked

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Great for biking/walking

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Best trail in central Oklahoma it makes you feel like your by the the sea side with a harbor filled with friendly people and good restaurants what they need to do is put hotels by the lake.

walking
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Running at the lake can be one of the best or worse places depending on the wind. If it’s remotely windy you will feel it all at the lake. I’ve ran around this lake 3-4 times a week for the last decade and it’s a nice place to exercise, sail, or go to a restaurant. I wish it had better restroom facilities, but if you really need better than a porta potty you can go to Louie’s or Lake Hefner Golf club. Lake Hefner connects to Overholser over by MacArthur and Britton and Nichols Hills on Grand on the east side of the lake.

walking
Monday, November 20, 2017

I love walking around the wall that surrounds most of the lake. I feel safe being out in the open and there are trash cans to discard poop bags.

on Bert Cooper Loop

walking
Friday, July 28, 2017

road biking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

great for biking in the mornings and evenings.

road biking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Awesome trail! Be warned of the wind, if it is windy. It can make your mileage feel twofold.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

flat good jogging trail

road biking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

great trail for biking except in some areas you have to watch out for cars.

running
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A great place to run or bike in OKC. Roughly 9.5 miles all the way around the lake.

road biking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Great loop for cycling.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

very nice place to enjoy a nice ride..wen done you can have a nice lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants over looking the lake..and on the north side of Lake at the bottom of dam...there's a walking and jogging trails and a 4 mile mountain biking trail... oh yeah at the restaurants they have bike racks so you can lock your bikes up as well..

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nice trail unless it's really windy

hiking
Friday, October 02, 2015

I travel to OKC for work pretty often and have never gotten the chance to check out the trail. Had an opportunity to stay for the weekend and Lake Hefner was top on my agenda. I was pleasantly surprised, it was a great trail, with a couple of surrounding parks to stop and take a break if you are doing the whole loop. Not a lot of cover/shade but luckily it was a great day. Then there was the Redman Triathlon going on, got a chance to cheer on some really great people.

walking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fun for family. The Stars and Stripes park is nice.

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