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Martha Songbird Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Fort Sill, Oklahoma that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wildlife

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A short nature hike dedicated to "Martha" the last known passenger pigeon. On this short hike on Fort Sill, you can learn to identify some of the local plant life. Along the way you can view signs for the local trees and some of the plant life. Also along the way there are a few educational signs that provide you with background information on how a forest works. How the insects, animals, and plants co-exist to feed one another. This was not the sight of the last passenger pigeon but it was dedicated in her honor. The trail is only accessible to military personnel and there families. Below is a short description of Martha that last passenger pigeon. On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in the Cincinnati Zoo. Her body was frozen into a block of ice and sent to the Smithsonian Institution, where it was skinned and mounted. Martha was named after Martha Washington and is in the museum's archived collection which is not currently on display. A memorial statue of Martha stands on the grounds of the Cincinnati Zoo. This is a great hike any time of the year for the whole family. It provides a great way to learn about nature and how to identify the local trees.

There is a single port-o-potty across from the nature park in the outfield of the baseball field. There is no water on the trail but the commissary is located one block away.

Use caution as the entire trail contains poison ivy.

Fort Sill is a 'closed' post. In order to gain access you must show a valid military photo Identification Card. If you are driving into Fort Sill you must show proof of your current driver's license, state vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. You must register your vehicle on post as soon as possible after you sign in. From East I-44, take exit 41 toward Ft. Sill/Key Gate. Turn right onto Sheridan Road and then turn left onto Boundary Road, stay on Boundary Road for .5 miles, next take the 1st left onto Corral Road for .5 miles, finally turn right onto Randolph Road and travel .6 miles. When traveling down Randolph Road you will see parking on your left. When making your way down to the trail you will not see any signs but it is the only nature trail in the area. You can also continue on Randolph Road until you see a baseball field. There is parking in front of the field and across the street you will see the wooden sign for the nature hike.

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Milan Hevr
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Hiking

Nice small basic trail. Keep quiet and you’ll hear songbirds and sometimes see deer.

Avery Currie
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Bird Watching

Very, very simple trail. Would be great to introduce kids to basic wildlife. Not much to look at otherwise.

Abby House
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I mean it’s better than nothing, but I only use it because it’s so close to my house. The gravel path is not well maintained, the route is very basic in terms of layout and it looks like nobody empties the trash cans anymore.

Patty Patterson
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Trails are just okay. The bridges have been removed. Beware of ticks and poison ivy.

George Smith
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Walking

Not to bad...just needs some TLC.

Bethany R.
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Walking

Kiley and I took Ron on this trail today not bad not great, the weeds are grown up in most places but the trail is easy to make out. At the fat end of the entrance is a park which was nice for Kiley.

michelle hulton
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Joe Roberts
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christine orioki
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Kim Starnes
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Kevin Clark
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Colin Hennessee
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Melanie B.
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Will Sun
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Brandon Giles
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