Rogers Conservation Education Reserve

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Rogers State University Nature Reserve

Rogers Conservation Education Reserve is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Claremore, Oklahoma that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching


partially paved

wild flowers


The Conservation Education Reserve is a 120-acre facility of undeveloped wilderness adjoining the University Center at Tulsa/Rogers University campus. It provides teachers and students with an opportunity to observe many different habitats and to participate in a variety of outdoor field experiences. The reserve includes the following: backyard habitat area (waterfall, composting demonstration area, butterfly garden), miles of hard- and soft-surfaced trails, a pond with dock, a wetlands boardwalk, two mini-environment ecosystem study labs, and a prairie reclamation site. Individual teachers seeking ideas for their own outdoor classrooms and environmental education in general are encouraged to visit. The trails are open to the public and can be walked in short loops or long 3+ mile hikes.

Conservation area very lightly traveled with native grasses, lots of shade, and local wildlife. Need a better map to really follow all the trails.

Fun little trail. Kids liked it.

1 month ago

Nice well kept trails. Great for family and pet friendly! Easily can spend most of the day there!

3 months ago

Good place for a day hike with the family. The scenery was decent and the trails are pretty well managed.

3 months ago

Great little nature trail. Dog and kid friendly.

This a great trail!!! We went a little off course a few times as it was our first trip and wanted to see more. I took my six year old son and he had a great time. We saw lots of wildlife as well.

off trail
8 months ago

Sat Mar 16 2019

Me and my dad we love this place so much. It is very fun! You get to see a lot of deer if you are quite. I love this place so much.

Thu Sep 27 2018

3+ miles of trails through woods and wetlands. This was a great find!

Sat Mar 31 2018

Great place, only saw a fraction of the trails.

Sun Jan 28 2018

Simple trail, Loved that I could take my dogs!

Thu Nov 23 2017

Saw a really cool huge bird (stork?) and a family of deer on our short hike of the wetland trail. Cool little gem! Will be back.

Sat Nov 11 2017

Great area for hiking, just wish trails were marked better.

Wed Oct 25 2017

Great for little ones. Have seen deer on multiple occasions. Located at RSU it can be pretty busy.

Mon Sep 11 2017

Amazing how this is right in my backyard !

Sun May 21 2017

Mon Mar 13 2017

Great place to take the kids! Mainly flat and half the trails are paved. Liked it a lot! Lots of little bridges. Saw a deer and a lot of deer tracks.

Sun Jan 01 2017

We liked that there were different types of trails available. Some were paved (a bit rough in a few areas, but we didn't mind) and then others that were dirt. We prefer dirt/rock trails, so it was nice. We also liked the bridge that went across the pond. The trails are well maintained and it's easy to tell which way you need to go.

mountain biking
Sat Sep 17 2016

This place does NOT allow any bikes!

Sun Jul 10 2016

North part of the trail, that goes by the ball field is closed. Lots of smaller trails that can be combined.

Sat Mar 12 2016

A lot of the trails are paved so this is an excellent place to hike. Unless you actually like lot's of mud, then go to Mohawk Park. :-)

Sat Mar 21 2015

Went walking there about a week or so ago. Did not see any animals. It is a good place to walk as there are small inclines to add to the excitement. Nice ponds to enjoy as well. I cannot wait till the turtles and frogs come out.

Sun Feb 03 2013

Great trail to take the family to.

Wed Mar 14 2012

I've been there several times all four seasons are beautiful we "my family" always see deer and have a great time. We pack lunches and have a blast sight seeing and looping the multiple trails most of this trail is paved only one loop called the butterfly loop isn't paved. We excpecally like that one though a few bridges and creek crossings all in all a very easy trail with lots to see!!

Thu Dec 29 2011

Great easy trail with tons of wildlife. Good place to take the kids for some outdoor time. Went in December and it was cool, but very nice in the valley. Plenty of wildlife tracks to show the kids and the bird feeders near the Aqua Lab (?) were very active. Got to see some very pretty cardinals and plenty of other birds.

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