Savanna Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Savanna Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scraper, Oklahoma that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles
164 feet

kid friendly



nature trips


wild flowers


no dogs

One of three trails in the JT Nickel Preserve, the Savanna trail begins near the visitor's center, by a small pond. It goes steeply uphill for a short time, offering an overlook. The trail continues down, through a wooded area, to a dirt road. One can walk the road back to the visitor's center, or continue on to the Pine Ridge trail, making a larger loop.

10 months ago

It was ok be better in winter woods to thick to see off of hills

Sunday, February 26, 2017

This trail is easy to follow, and not terribly strenuous. The preserve offers brochures at the trailheads if you'd like the "self-guided tour" option. The view from the overlook is not super-impressive, though it might be nicer on a sunny day in the Spring or Summer. There are clearly lots of wildflowers along this trail in the Summer, and we did see plenty of birds and a couple of deer.

I wouldn't recommend this as a "destination" hike, but the Preserve is nice, and, paired with the other trails, this could offer a wonderful experience. If you are in the area (perhaps to visit Bathtub Rock Falls), it's worth checking out.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017