Sparrow Hawk Primitive Area Trail

MODERATE 76 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
547 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. You need an Oklahoma hunting license, fishing license, or wildlife passport to enter the trail.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful views. Would definitely go back.

hiking
9 days ago

I attend college in Tahlequah and use Sparrowhawk as my own little get away. The trail has awesome views with a sweet hammocking spot on the cliff. Make sure you have a hunting or fishing license.

hiking
18 days ago

28 days ago

1 month ago

Pretty views, but you need a hunting or fishing permit unless you're willing to duck the law (which is exactly what I do). Easy trail, you'll definitely see others while hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Loved it. Great hiking and great views!

3 months ago

great trail my phone showed 4.8 miles lots of rock and a little climb for a great view

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Be forwarned! You need an Oklahoma hunting license, fishing license, or wildlife passport to enter the trail. I know, because we had to pay a fine too the game warden upon exiting the trail. Great views though and a good moderately difficult hike.

3 months ago

Went with husband and 4 year old. It was long but beautiful at the top. It took us about 2 hours.

4 months ago

Nice elevation changes.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

The overlook was amazing, but after that there really isn't a lot to see. Also, the trail was easy to follow until you reached the part where it backs up to private residences.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Really pretty ! Big hills ! Loved it

hiking
6 months ago

7 months 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.

7 months ago

7 months ago