Attractions May 03, 2018
This Small Town In Oklahoma Is A True Hiker’s Paradise
Sulphur, Oklahoma, is home to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area — a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Although the town is small, it’s chock-full of things to do. It’s situated in the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains and features miles and miles of beautiful hiking trails. Grab your hiking boots and take a trek on one of these stunning trails in south-central Oklahoma.
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The Chickasaw National Recreation Area has been described as an oasis in the Oklahoma prairie. It's not only full of hiking opportunities, but it boasts natural beauty and mineral springs that attract visitors from all over the country.
One of three trails you'll want to explore is Bromide Hill Trail — a 2.4-mile moderately trafficked out and back trail.
It features a river along the path and is rated as moderate. There's a good amount of shade on this trail during summer, so it's the perfect hike during the hotter months.
And you'll pass over a gorgeous 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps architecture bridge.
Another fantastic trail that's just a bit shorter than Bromide Hill is the Buffalo and Antelope Trail.
This hike is a 2-mile moderately trafficked loop trail that features a lovely forest setting and is good for all skill levels.
There's a gorgeous waterfall along this trail, so plan a little extra time to stop and enjoy its beauty.
Visit year-round and enjoy the different views as the seasons change.
Most of the trail is gravel and is about 6 feet wide. It's a great option for all skill levels.
The longest trail in Chickasaw is the Bison Pasture Trail — a 3.2-mile lightly trafficked loop trail that is rated as moderate.
The trail can be hiked separately or combined with the Bromide Trail for an even longer hike.
There are several viewpoints along the way where you'll most likely see buffalo.
No matter which trail you choose, you're guaranteed to have amazing views in one of the most beautiful places in Oklahoma.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area:
901 W. 1st St.
Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086
For more information on the natural springs in Chickasaw National Recreation Area,