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

I’ve walked the trail to the north and the SW service road and both are neat but otherwise boring. I mostly go walking off road into the refuge itself. Far more to see, some awesome trees to be found and the occasional deer, turkey, or pig can be seen. Overall not a bad spot, needs to be burned to clear out old dead tree litter and leaf build up and get more food for wildlife, but being so nestled in the city that’ll never happen. Waterway is popular with kayakers and paddle boarders.

Across the street from my neighborhood, I use the garden and nearby park for running and walking the dogs. The gardens are very popular with photographers and Pokémon Go players.

nature trips
1 month ago

Dogs and I come all the time to walk the bike trails and the paved trails. Occasionally we cross the street behind the fish hatchery and wander around over there in the tall grass, maybe chase a fee deer. Love this park with it being tight in town!

HOLY TICKS!!!!!!!!!!! This place is festering with ticks; I would not walk this trail by any means again. Found about twenty small ticks and two large ticks after hiking here

quite a bit of trash and heavily trafficked

Well maintained mountain biking trails!

mountain biking
1 month ago

I experienced that lost labyrinth feeling - very interesting

It was definitely a bike trail, not for hiking with dogs. I would go bake to do x-country or mountain biking. No water by the trails but a mile down the road you can find the lake. Watch out for the ticks, I found a couple.

Nice varied trail, mild elevation change but more than I would have expected from OK. Well shaded, beautiful green forest setting and packed sand trails. In 2 hours only saw 1 polite mountain biker, but did see a deer! Lots of back and forth trails. I used my GPS and don’t think I could have done it without. Overall, great trails for the area and worth the drive from Norman.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Bluff creek is a super convenient place to do a little single track riding. Terrain is pretty technical and twisty with quite a lot of roots that have been washed out.
The trail is around 4 miles and is a pretty decent workout. Takes around 25min to complete.
The local park surrounding it is amazing with paved running trails and a park for the kids. On Tuesday’s it’s pretty busy with a local kids mountain bike club meeting in the even nags Aron’s 6:30.
Over all it’s a safe and fantastic park to walk, ride, or bring your family for the afternoon.

We had a good time here and the trail was beautiful and maintained.

Dirt road with no elevation changes. Good shade from the trees though - better than some of the sun exposed paved biking paths.

very very pretty! i hiked the bike trail as soon as the sun came up. no one else was on it and it was lovely.

nature trips
2 months ago

One of the best if not the best place in Okc to hike and enjoy nature. The trails are well maintained and there is a nature center and clean bathrooms and a playground area and picnic pavilion.

First one of the year and couldn’t be happier with it.

Crazy amounts of ticks. My husband and I had 7 on us and found 2 in our car after so be careful. Trails were pretty flat and very in and out, but had some fun obstacles.

Nice place to run or bike on trail right in the middle of Okc

Farm road or never taken care of path. Had to chase away a turkey which was awesome.

But all and all wasn’t that good

Great for biking/walking

Love this trail and close to home!

Pretty awesome trails, a little hard to follow on which one your on, they need updated trail maps onsite

walking
4 months ago

A wonderful park in close proximity to the city for spending the day with your spouse. While not much spring scenery was in effect, the park was well maintained and heavily used.

Great for mountain bikers probably the best off-road biking and hiking trail

Best trail in central Oklahoma it makes you feel like your by the the sea side with a harbor filled with friendly people and good restaurants what they need to do is put hotels by the lake.

Will probably not go back again. Lots of litter...
I did not feel safe going this alone...

trail running
5 months ago

Nice trail. Tracked the bike loop on foot as 3.75 miles on my garmin.

The trail is not very visible at all and towards the end I mostly just walked the service round on the edge of the forest.

walking
7 months ago

Running at the lake can be one of the best or worse places depending on the wind. If it’s remotely windy you will feel it all at the lake. I’ve ran around this lake 3-4 times a week for the last decade and it’s a nice place to exercise, sail, or go to a restaurant. I wish it had better restroom facilities, but if you really need better than a porta potty you can go to Louie’s or Lake Hefner Golf club. Lake Hefner connects to Overholser over by MacArthur and Britton and Nichols Hills on Grand on the east side of the lake.

trail running
8 months ago

I wish there was a little more direction on which way to go so that I could get the full 4 miles in.

walking
8 months ago

I love walking around the wall that surrounds most of the lake. I feel safe being out in the open and there are trash cans to discard poop bags.

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