Explore the most popular State Parks 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.

mountain biking
11 hours ago

Very nice trail with a lot of variations. It is technical if you are on a moutain bike like I was but surely a nice ling hike !
You have to make it to inspiration point !
The only negative point is the lack if map or indication on the trail.
I did not do the Switchback part of the trail.

It is not a long hike but if you are around Gloss Mountains, it is a must do ! Not much other opportunity to clim up in OK.
The way up is the only effort as the top is a flat stroll.
Nice views and landscape.

Beautiful oasis feel.

hiking
1 day ago

Early in the season, and some trees are just beginning to put out leaves. I enjoyed the trail, and I think I only went about half way because of time constraints. Pleasant walking, some wildflowers in bloom. Quiet and comfortable. Not too challenging, but fine for beginners or occasional hikers. There were two different benches to rest at if one cares to. I took pictures and walked altogether for about an hour.

This was a nice running trail! Had a little bit of everything

hiking
10 days ago

This was a pleasantly difficult trail. It was much more difficult than expected and we didn't plan accordingly for time while packing a 2-year-old along. Of note, the water crossings at Bee Creek are super confusing. Do not cross when you first hit Bee Creek! Go to the right as far as you can and you eventually have to cross the creek at that point. It was cold, my 18-year-old didn't listen when I told him there would be water crossings, so he ended up in ankle deep water barefoot on 5 occasions instead of the 3 that we really needed to cross. Overall, a great trip. I do agree with some that the views weren't all I expected, but it you are looking for a challenge, this is a great trip. I didn't see backpacking listed on this trail, but there was a nice little primitive site at Bee Creek. I think next time we may make it a 2 day trip and enjoy the area more instead of trying to hurry through to make it back before dark.

This is a nice trail. The only issue is there are really no markings. The sign at the trailhead says the trail is marked with red and white paint. This is not the case. It’s easy to start following the wrong trail at intersections. Make sure you have gps on.

beautiful at sunset

Journey to the top consists of steep stairs and a bit of a scramble over some rocks. Amazing views along the short hike atop The Mesa.

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike. The washed out bridge is almost done being replaced, so the northern loop should be easily accessible again soon. Did the southern ~9 mile section in clockwise direction in ~3.5 hours. Trail markings are not the best in some spots, particularly near the Bee Creek crossings. It had recently rained, so rocks on some of the steep bits were a bit slippery, and two smaller creeks and the larger Bee Creek involved wet crossings. All three of the Bee Creek crossings involved wading through 8-12 inches of clean fast-flowing water. Great views from the tops of the ridge lines, particularly in the more difficult southern half of the trail.

Fantastic trail!!!! Your surroundings are beautiful with several great views of the lakes. We spent 3 hours walking the trails with our dog. There was a little waterfall and rocks and trees and cactus. My only regret is we forgot the fishing poles. Maybe next time. Don’t go when it’s hot. We went on a cool day and ended up taking off our jackets. There are plenty of hills to climb and streams to walk. We had a wonderful time. Will definitely go again.

Best hike of the Wichitas.

Nice hike, easy to follow trail with abundance of markers and maps at crossroads. It's not the most spectacular hike in the refuge, though the well known, beautiful 40 foot canyon is part of it.

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

We do this trail with our dog and granddaughter weekly!

hiking
17 days ago

Nice local walk. Flat and well marked.

This trail was great. You don't need an actual trail once you get to the big bolders. It's incredibly fun to find your own way to the top. The same applies to to going back down the mountain. It's an amazing time, I've done it thrice and each time is completely different.

Great for biking/walking

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike... great view

Great Lake views. Was muddy yesterday but I don’t mind that.

lots of beautiful creeks in the area. great sturdy rock formations to hike on. plenty of room to explore without getting caught up in motor traffic.

hiking
20 days ago

We took off from piedmont stopping at Roman Nose and here on our way to Alabaster Caverns. It was a lot of fun. I wish it were longer. There are some very steep stairs at the beginning. Once you’re on top it’s beautiful views for miles. The area feels like New Mexico to me.

It only took my family, with a 7 and 4 year old, an hour to hike the whole thing. This includes posing for pictures.

If you’re passing through give this one a go.

Great trail! Took my boys ages 8, and 14. Had a wonderful time. Definitely will be back.

hiking
20 days ago

Mitch Park is part of a 320 acre city park. Within the area is a middle school, YMCA, Skate park, Basketball courts, Baseball fields, parks, and a disc golf course. The trails are well paved and the area is well maintained. A great family park in a fast developing area of Edmond.

20 days ago

great trail and great for kids! my 3 yr old daughter whooped butt on this trail!

An easy, well marked in and out in the Wood. Nothing specific about it. Can be done in mountain bike and trail running too.
FYI, the map shows a service road a bit further west of the trail.

As i was with my 2yo, we only hiked the West Part of the trail. The path had been cleared and it is wide and easy to follow.
Overall, it seems the park had some improvements done recently.

22 days ago

Great trail to keep you busy for a few hours...depending how fast you hike. I like to stop and take pictures and enjoy the views. We hiked 5 miles with total walk time a little over 2 hours. If you stop a lot along the way you can take up to 4-5 hours

I love this trail I have been hiking it to get my trail legs for a up coming thru hike of the Superior hiking trail in Minnesota

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