Martin Nature Park

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Martin Nature Park is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

Lots of deer are out for the rut. Come early, stay quiet, and you'll see some nice sized ones without much trouble.

hiking
2 months ago

As always, another great hike at Martin Park.

hiking
2 months ago

If you look at it for what it is: a nature trail in a city, then it’s pretty nice. Not challenging, clean trails, trash bins and maps randomly along the way and pretty well marked trails. You can almost forget you are in the city on the farthest back trail. However, plenty of “stay on trail” signs around so adventuring is discouraged.

hiking
4 months ago

A lovely walk in the woods. Mild up and down. No crowds except in the turtle stream - lots of big bubba's.

hiking
4 months ago

My 4 year old and I love visiting! We always see wildlife, and we always find a new trail to meander down. Lots of shade is a welcome relief!

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent easy hiking trails and small waterfalls in the middle of an otherwise urban setting. Made up of mostly hard packed dirt and gravel, with wooden bridges and steps along the way, this trail system offers a beautiful escape from city life. If you hike this in the summer, you will almost most certainly see very nonchalant white-tailed deer and a variety of turtles and birds. There are stops along the way that lead to lovely views of the river. Playground equipment is also provided on-site for little ones. A great opportunity for those who live in Oklahoma City and want to “get away” without traveling too far.

hiking
5 months ago

Have found a new favorite trail in the Oklahoma City area. I love the shade provided by the trees which helps keep the heat down. Can’t wait to come back near sundown to hopefully see some of the wildlife.

hiking
6 months ago

Great Trail and various options. Definitely work using GPS or all trails app to make sure you hit all the trails.

6 months ago

Nice shades trail with beautiful views!

hiking
6 months ago

If you are steady on your feet and have good knees you can enjoy nature whilst keeping cool under the shade. Beautiful views!

hiking
6 months ago

Fun nature escape in the middle of the city.

6 months ago

perfect, peaceful can't wait to go back

hiking
7 months ago

Love this trail! If it was up to me I would name it turtle trails park. There are turtles everywhere and lots of shaded trails.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is great! It’s a beautiful trail in the city. They take good care of it and you’ll definitely see wildlife. It’s a great easy trail to get your kids out on a hike.

This trail makes for a great couple hour adventure in nature. You'll see turtles (tons of them), fish, birds, snakes, deer, and other animals while walking around. There is also a nice little creek that you can get to the shore of and relax on the shore.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy family friendly trail. Can get pretty busy on nice weather days.

9 months ago

The first time I went to Martin Nature Park was on my OCCC Digital Photography class field trip last May (2018). I and my classmate had a BLAST!!! It seemed, as I was looking at my photos on the computer in the OCCC Photography lab, that Martin Nature Park had a extraordinary effect upon my photography. . . like the Midas touch. Every single one of those photos looked Amazing! I couldn't believe it! I went back again last summer to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life on the back side of the park. . . It's the most pristine place I've ever been to in Oklahoma...

11 months ago

Nature Center small, but nice. Staff was great! Great trails A, B, C.

11 months ago

Great trail. Tip: Go around 5:30pm. Thats when management starts feedingtime and you will see a bunch of deer.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hiking experience within metro OKC.

walking
11 months ago

Really great trail with local wildlife and some scenic views of OKC red dirt rocks.

walking
Mon Aug 20 2018

It was a great trail to bring my almost 2 year old. She loved exploring and enjoyed seeing all of the turtles in the lake.

walking
Wed May 16 2018

A beautiful, scenic nature park with very safe trails, a great small lake and a nearby creek with rapids. Of course, it has many city ordinances limiting the fun you can have (no dogs, no wadding or fishing in water, no grills or fires, no getting off the trail and several others). However, there is a nice nature center with indoor restrooms when it’s open and port-a-potties at the trail head. Great for birders, easy for children or handicapped and nice escape for the city although you can hear the heavy traffic nearby. We will definitely go back again!

walking
Sat Mar 24 2018

Nice you will see a lot of nature including deer squirrels foxes geese ducks possums and snapping alligator turtles.

walking
Thu Mar 22 2018

Absolutely amazing nature park for the kiddos.

Thu Nov 30 2017

love this trail. out a little south see a lot of deer. great experience with kids as well.

walking
Fri Oct 20 2017

it was nice..... saw little kids on their field trip .. some construction going on with visitor center... Will have to come once they finish to see the all the trails

hiking
Mon Sep 25 2017

Took the kids (7 & 9) and had a great time. Well marked trails. Saw a bunch of wildlife: birds, deer, squirrels, fish, fox, several types of turtles, ducks. Well travelled and a little too many people. But great for a quick outdoor adventure when you can't get out of the city.

hiking
Sun Aug 27 2017

Great short trail options when you can't get out of the metro area. I hiked the main trail (Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Trail) and the connected Trail B loop with my son. We'll come back soon to do the Trail C loop. This is very easy hiking. We ran across deer and so many turtles, we lost count. Really enjoyed the Trail B loop because it ran right along Spring Creek. There was also an elevated observation deck where the main trail and Trail B meet. Our hike was just over a mile long. If you add the Trail C loop I believe you can get close to 2 miles all together for this trail system. The park also includes the Meadow Trail that is listed separately on AllTrails which you can connect to for a total of about 2.5 miles. *There's signs at the entrance that state no dogs allowed.

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