Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Oklahoma with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun little trail with Oklahoma trivia along the way!

on Elk Mountain Trail

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

A popular trail with great views on the way and at the top. It's pretty rocky the whole way.

Go early in the morning to see deer. The trails goes over nice rolling hills and cuts through the forest of trees along the Spring Creek creek bed. Quiet, wooded and relaxing.

I use this trail for running/walking not ever for hiking. Many people come here to walk their dogs. The use is similar to the Lake Hefner walking/cycling trails.

backpacking
5 days ago

This trail is my testbed for new gear or when I’m trying to change my pack up a bit. It’s longer than what the app states here’s. The trail is more like 11miles. There are a lot of water sources along the trail so no need to carry more than a liter at a time unless you are actively looking for a good campsite. It has some pretty steep climbs but it’s not as difficult as people make it out to be. The steep climbs are not long. Anyone in avg condition should have no trouble completing the trail in a day if you start early. Don’t expect to complete it if you get an afternoon start.

There are black bears out there, however they should be the least of your worry. Ticks are more of a threat than the bears. Good food practice will keep rodents away from your campsite. Raccoons will steal your stuff lol. I keep all my food, wrappers, and anything with a scent in a hung bear bag downwind from camp.

I recommend this trail for backpacking weekend overnighters. Most people you see on the trail are day hiking the area near the park that overlooks the river. Once you get passed this part you don’t see a lot of people

Out and back trail.

Went out about a mile and a half then came back. Good trail. Not a single person out there on a weekday morning. No noise pollution. Can hear birds chirping. Very well marked. There’s a cool detour that goes down and up a gulley that reconnects with the trail. Some neat water views. Look forward to exploring these trails some more.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this trail today, it was a decent trail. It could be better marked. I also found out this is no longer a State Park.

Nature Center small, but nice. Staff was great! Great trails A, B, C.

hiking
6 days ago

Probably the best hike we did on our trip in terms of challenge and views. It’s definitely not easy though; I would rate it as moderate. Quite a few inclines and steep areas that get your breath short and heart rate up. There are lots of pretty views of the lake, streams and mini waterfalls throughout the hike. Took us about 3 hours to do the whole thing with stops for breaks and pictures.

hiking
6 days ago

Did loop 2 for a quick last hike before we headed back home. Even though Loop 2 is listed as “intermediate” on the info board, I would call it an easy hike. No steep inclines or anything that would make you need to take a break. Took us about 40 minutes to do the loop.

hiking
7 days ago

Easy, well-marked Trail. We hiked it leisurely in about an hour. Lots to look at like brooks, rocks, etc.

Trail was wet after a good bit of rain. But pretty. A few spots were challenging uphill, but overall pretty moderate. Trail is well marked, but must pay close attention or you will be off the trail before you know it.

Very nice trail.

Very nice trail.

Very nice trail but we did Not cross the bridge on the highway because it's Very dangerous. There's No walkway or room for pedestrians.
I would recommend driving across and parking on other side.

Terrible for trail running. Seems like it was just built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.

walked this in January, no bugs! besides the short walk across the bridge being pretty dangerous as there is no bicycle lane, especially with a dog, the trail was great! well marked, we had a blast

Over all pretty good trail but definitely would label moderate and not easy. There were many fallen trees and logs on the path and there was a very steep incline or decline, depending on which way you were going. Also at the beginning of the trail there is a split and you can go right or left, go left. The markers are for going that way (we went right, which also had us going down instead of up on the steep part, definitely made it more difficult). Also the map isn’t really accurate. There is a whole section that’s missing that connects the end of the left section to the middle of the right to make it a loop instead of an in and out. Besides that, nice trail with diverse views.

It’s a short trail but if you find yourself at Bixoma I’d recommend hiking this mini loop.

We hike this trail this past weekend. It was after a few days of rain and our last hike of the day. Since it had been raining, we did have to cross the creek. It was a little challenging since the water was running pretty good but we made it.There wasn’t enough daylight left to do the whole hike. Plus the lady at the camp office told us not to go the whole way because part of it would be flooded. I will say that this hike was one of the most challenging I have ever done. I absolutely loved it, however it does require climbing the trail is a little hard to follow at times. You may discover muscles you never knew you had. Be sure that you look for the waterhole as you’re climbing up the mountain. It was running really good when we were there.I’m thinking that we didn’t go far enough to see the open part of the bluff. The view at the place where we had to stop was still a bit obstructed by the trees. I was a bit disappointed however, I do plan to go back and do the whole trail on another day. After an all day hike at the park, I will say that completing this trail was definitely a feeling of success! I definitely will be back!

This was such a cool trail! We went last weekend, and the weather was beautiful! Taking the CCC part of the trail makes it a bit of a challenge but adds to the excitement. I love the history of this area. It was a good climb. I loved looking at all the rock formations. There were lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Definitely one of the better hikes. I’m not sure that I would want to go there in the summer for fear of snakes just because of all the rocks. That directions given by all trails is a little off. If you get confused stop at the cabin office and they will give you excellent directions.I do agree that the park map is a bit confusing, but the lady at the office did a great job explaining and drew it all out for us. I recommend doing the rough canyon trail when you finish this one. We went right after a rain so there was lots of creek/stream crossings, but so much fun!!

I loved it

13 days ago

Easy to access, well-tended trails smack in the middle of town. Great for a quick jaunt through the trees!

hiking
13 days ago

Easy trail for a beginner. Well marked. Does get pretty wet after a rain.

Did this one this morning with my dog .Great terrains and changing views !!Awesome hike!!

States easy. I say moderate.
Enjoyed this trail and it's just down the road.

hiking
14 days ago

Such a fun hike with lots a little challenges and incredible views! Our 9 year old loved it.

hiking
14 days ago

The trail isn’t marked very well and it’s incredibly easy to get lost. We did 4 miles and could never find the way out and ended up having to turn around and go back another 4 miles to get out. We ran into a group of boys who were lost also and they ended up finding a smaller cliff area that was only about a 10 to 15ft jump to the ground and just jumped off lol. Some better trail markers and this would have been amazing.

Great hike! Definitely a moderate hike, because you need to do a lot of climbing. Very fun, and so rewarding. I do recommend!

14 days ago

BEST TRAIL EVER! Loved this experience. It was pretty easy and holy crap the views were amazing!

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