Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy a hike at one of Oklahoma’s top hiking destinations. With an adventurous spirit, some bug spray and a map in hand, you are sure to enjoy your outdoor experience.
1.) Rough Horsetail Nature Trail- Red Rock Canyon State Park: Hinton, OK
This moderately easy ,short trail is only 0.6 miles long and winds the canyon's rim. Be sure to look for rappellers against the red canyon walls.
2.) Black Mesa Summit Trail- Black Mesa State Park: Kenton, OK
Located in the Panhandle and boasting the highest point in Oklahoma at 4,973 ft., Black Mesa is a 4.2 mile hike each way. Observe the different landscape that you will not find in other parts of the state.
3.) Turkey Mountain Yellow Trail- Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness-: Tulsa, OK
Tulsa's Urban Wilderness is a treasure to the city. It offers several hiking options for all levels. The yellow path is a 5 mile trail offering views of the Arkansas river and is rated as moderate.
4.) Creek Loop Trail-Osage Hills State Park: Pawhuska, OK
Set out on a 1.5 mile loop trail that takes you through heavy woods and rocky bluffs. Take a break at the scenic outlook and enjoy the calm surroundings.
5.) Narrows Trail- Wichita Mountains: S.W. Oklahoma
Lets say this one is more for the physically fit. The 2.5 mile hike might feel more like a climb. The view is worth the effort and hopping over boulders is quite an adventure.
6.) Canyon Trail- Robbers Cave State Park: Wilburton, OK
For those seeking a moderate trail, try this 2.9 mile loop that will swing you by Lost Lake and close to Cave Trail to visit the parks famous caves.
7.) Beaver Lodge Nature Trail- Beavers Bend State Park: Broken Bow, OK
This easy trek is 2 miles out and back and is great for most skill levels. The scenery is breathtaking and follows a river with several cascades. If you visit it in the fall, you get an extra bonus with all the colorful foliage.
8.) Elk Mountain Trail-Wichita Mountains: S.W. OK
Once you reach the summit, you will see why the 1.2 mile hike was worth it. Take in the spectacular view and enjoy walking the large boulder before heading back down. This trail is rated moderate due to some uneven terrain.
9.) Dripping Springs Trail-Natural Falls State Park: Colcord, Ok
The main attraction of this trail is the 77 ft. waterfall that this hidden back in it. The hike is 1.3 miles long and is a great outing for a family picnic.
10.) Roman Nose Trail-Roman Nose State Park: Watonga, OK
These diverse trails will take you on a 7 mile loop along some ice-cold natural springs and lots of cacti. Make sure you stop by Inspiration Point and enjoy the eye catching views.
Now go out and get adventurous and enjoy all Oklahoma has to offer. Post some pictures below of your favorite hiking spot.