Parallel Forest Loop is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Meers, Oklahoma that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length0.8 miElevation gain26 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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The Parallel Forest was built by the federal government as an experiment to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl. Over 20,000 red cedars were planted exactly 6 feet apart in every direction on over 16 acres.

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Neal Kirmer
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Walking

Love this little hike!

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Derek McMurtry
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Hiking

Difficult to stay on the trail without the downloaded map. Kid friendly!

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Hayden Harrison
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Hiking

Trails were confusing because they weren’t marked at all. Other than that, the trees were super cool!

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Suzy Delong
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Flor Lopez
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Hiking

A very short easy trail. Also easy to get disoriented as there are multiple foot paths off the main trail.

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Elaine Leblanc
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Jessica Sodeman
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Nature trips

we took our 2yo son and he loved every minute of the hike. the broke. trees and limbs all about were no problem made it even more of an adventure!

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Dagwood W
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Hiking

Interesting area, but the farther into the forest you hike, the more hanging or fallen branches one must maneuver. An ice storm a few months ago might be the reason it's currently so cluttered with limbs and debris. Spring is probably the best time to hike this area.

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Michael Barry
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Hiking

There is a variety of trails stemming from the original. The trail is okay, although you can take in most of the beauty it offers at the beginning of the trail and at the section that loops back.

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Catherine Casey Conley
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Jimmy Cook
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Lame

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P.j. Walker
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Summer Dawn
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Hiking

once you got by the big circular rock formation (looks like a giant firepit), the trail got sketchy and lost the trail. had to push past a bunch of fallen trees and thorns but eventually got back on trail. the little creek was neat. We had 3 kids with us and they loved the creek

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James Johnston
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Hiking

No Trail Head, just a small parking lot with a couple of paths into the woods. Once in the woods it gets creepy with the perfectly placed trees. The path isn't marked and people make there own path. We were concerned that without GPS we'd get lost. So we turned back. Might try it again with GPS and a downloaded map. Might bring orange ribbon to mark our path.

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Jessica Armstrong
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Hiking

I love the folklore that goes with this trail but it is not well marked and you can tell lots of people have veered off in areas from the original trail.

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April Crim
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Hiking

Lots of ways to get lost, but that doesn’t disappoint. Couldn’t find the way back as described. Main walkways were crowded and had lots of litter. Nice if you want to wander and it’s a hot sunny day. Lots of shade and birds!

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John Barnes
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Trail is unmarked and has many cattle trails that criss cross the trail. You can get lost really fast. Cell service will end 20 ft into the trail.

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MIKE MIKE MAY
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Hiking

I loved looking at the parallel and hiking o thebstream peaceful

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Mark Woodward
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Hiking

Easy trail and it's kind of interesting to see all the trees planted in rows. Too many worn paths made it confusing and distracting. I felt like I was meandering instead of hiking.

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Guy Crain
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Hiking

There is no signage along the road that marks the trail. There is just a small parking lot by some ever green trees. To be blunt, this was not nearly as cool as I thought it would be. There are multiple worn trails throughout the area, so it is not obvious that you are on the trail as shown on the All Trails map. We ended up walking a significantly longer distance as a result. Not sure I'd ever do this one again.

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Doug Neidholdt
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simple walk, would not do again

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Lex Dale
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Kara Dyer
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Hiking

A beautiful, easy place to wander and explore. This would be a good option if you have young children, being flat and mostly shady. The river is a lovely place to sit and observe.

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J.r. Graham
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Hiking

This trail was fantastic, it had so many twists and turns there was plenty to explore. There were also a lot of animal tracks as well as I could hear the elk whistling.

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Jamie Hafner
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Sarah Elizabeth
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Hiking

The trail disappears through the clearing and I’m pretty sure we followed behind a bison judging from the hoof prints in the mud. But fun and easy!

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Dominique Ramos
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Hiking

Been to the Wichita Mountains dozens of times & yesterday was the first time there! It is not marked at all, but its where the Cedar Plantations is on the map. Small parking lot in front of the forest with unmarked trail. Very creepy looking (especially at night with predators howling) with good exploring past the forest into the creek and beyond. Easy trail, flat but with some stumps and bulging tree roots.

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