Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking because of the heat. There’s an ancient forest in northeastern Oklahoma that offers three hiking trails, lots and lots of shade, and beautiful scenery for an epic hiking experience. The trails are only open on select days, so you’ll want to plan your trip accordingly – but it’s definitely worth a visit to this enchanting nature spot.

Address: 160 Ancient Forest Drive, Sand Springs, OK, 74063.

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If you’re looking for more shaded hiking areas, there’s a heavily canopied forest in southern Oklahoma that’s full of lush, green scenery. Click here to read all about it.

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