Sandpiper Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Sandpiper Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, Oklahoma that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wildlife

"This accessible trail is on the north side of the refuge, just south of State Highway 11. It includes two footbridges and an observation deck with spotting scope for viewing shorebirds that abound during the spring and fall migrations. The trail takes visitors to the edge of the salt flats, and panels at the end of the trail provide information on bird identification, migration, and management. The trail also has an access road and a parking area." From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/salt_plains/visit/trails.html)

birding
4 months ago

Brief trail leads to an observation deck, where you can look out over the Great Salt Plains from the north. A great place to view terns and sandpipers, among other shorebirds passing through the region.