Sparrow Hawk Primitive Area Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews

Sparrow Hawk Primitive Area Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tahlequah, Oklahoma that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Sparrowhawk trail is beloved by thousands of college students and river rats who visit the Illinois River near Tahlaquah, Oklahoma. It sports some of the most beautiful views in northeastern Oklahoma. There are several adjoining trails off of the main one.

hiking
2 days ago

15 days ago

nice trail for me since i am out of shape. i tried to do the entire loop but got confused in the area where it reached the private homes.

there is not much to see after you pass the scenic view about a mile in.

all of the hikers were local people and very affable and fun to visit with.

17 days ago

30 days ago

1 month ago

Absolutely loved this trail!

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for my daughters 1st hike

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

We just drove out to find a sign that said we need a hunting or fishing license just to enter the area?? What? Drove to where the directions bring you...

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The views of the Illinois River are gorgeous! The trail is steep in parts, but it's not too bad, and certainly worth it.

The trail degrades a bit after the overlook only in that the area has been opened up to mountain bikers and isn't one, clear trail, but several (really, so many!) little loopy trails that meander about and double back on themselves. It's a bit frustrating, but shouldn't keep you from visiting if you're in the area.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Loved this trail...was work getting to the top but totally worth the work~ view was beautiful.

6 months ago

one of my favorite trails in Oklahoma

backpacking
6 months ago

Need help--
Hiked this trail Sat. Could not find the two rock outcroppings shown in the pictures. We found "look out point" but couldn't find the others. Where did we miss this.
We are planning on going back. If you can offer some help please let me know.
The trails are beautiful.
If you can offer some help I'd appreciate it.
stevewjohns@outlook.com