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

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 164 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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1 month ago

We liked this trail. It was mowed and wide. We saw a deer. The overlooks are pretty in the spring. We continued on the Pine Ridge Trail instead of taking the road back. We drove to the preserve via Pumpkin Hollow road. It was washed out and not maintained as well as 685 Road. However, we were still able to drive our Toyota Corolla there. The roads are rocky not muddy. No cell phone service in the valleys. No dogs allowed.

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Tue Nov 06 2018

My wife and I went for a drive and a place for a nice fall hike. We came here. We had a really good time. We did the Pine Ridge Trail first, so we came in at the end of this trail and walked it backwards. Had a bit of a problem at one point, all the leaves falling probably caused the problem. After that very first section, we had no problems at all It was a great, fun, easy hike!

Sat Sep 16 2017

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

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Sun Feb 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.

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