Explore Hundreds Of Acres Of Unparalleled Views Of Mountains On The Scenic Jed Johnson Tower Hike In Oklahoma
We are fortunate to have so many beautiful places to go hiking in the Sooner State. One of our favorite areas to explore is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma. With over 25 trails to choose from, there is something for all skill levels. One, in particular, the Jed Johnson Tower Trail, is an easy trail that will lead you past a beautiful lake, epic mountains, and an old stone tower. Check it out below:
There are thousands of acres to explore in the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Not all are accessible by hiking, so it's more like hundreds of acres you can enjoy by foot. This beautiful area is home to over two dozen hiking trails, making it one of the most popular areas in the state for hiking.
Some people hike multiple smalls trails, while others set out on the more advanced, longer hikes. One of our favorite shorter hikes is along the Jed Johnson Tower Trail.
This short hike is only 1.4-miles out and back and is rated as easy. It's a great one to explore if you bring the kids along.
Along the way there are pleasant views of Jed Johnson Lake with epic mountain views in all directions.
It only takes about 30 minutes but there are many places along the way to stop and explore. Who else could just soak up this beauty all day long?
Dogs are allowed on the trail if they are on a leash. Good tennis shoes for everyone in the family are highly recommended, as you will encounter small stones along the dirt path.
Once you reach the tower, the views really open up and you can see for miles and miles. It's truly a beautiful hike year-round.
Doesn’t this look like a gorgeous hike? For more information, be sure to visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
If you’re looking for a trail a bit more challenging in the Wichita Mountains,
click here to read about the Narrows Trail.
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Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Refuge Headquarters Road, Indiahoma, OK 73552, USA