Let’s debunk the myth that Oklahoma is just flat prairie land in the middle of the country. Well, the middle of the country part holds true, but the flat part is a myth. Oklahoma has many mountains and hills across the state that range from rugged rock to lush green trees. They may not be as big and glamorous as others in the country, but these mountains in Oklahoma still boast natural beauty and diverse topography. Here are 10 mountains in the Sooner State that will take your breath away:

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What are the best hikes with a view in Oklahoma?

Some of the best hikes with a view in Oklahoma include the following:

  • The Gloss Mountains are some of the most beautiful mountains in the state, and there’s one hike within the Gloss Mountain State Park that will take you right to the rim of Cathedral Mountain, offering stunning panoramic views. The hike is just over a mile, with some moderately challenging parts along the way.
  • For a longer hike, consider the 2.3-mile Elk Mountain Trail. This trail is slightly more difficult, but you’ll be rewarded with some incredible views once you reach the summit. 

 

Does Oklahoma have any natural wonders?

Yes, Oklahoma has natural wonders. While it’s not the highest point in Oklahoma, that honor goes to Black Mesa, Cavanal Hill is a quirky little landmark that we think fits the bill for being a natural wonder. Located in Poteau, Cavanal Hill is known as the “world’s highest hill.” Clocking in at 1,999 feet, it’s one foot shy of being able to be classified as a mountain. The road to reach the summit is a scenic drive that’ll take about 30-40 minutes, and once you reach the top you’ll have an extraordinary view of the Poteau River Valley below. 

Which state parks should I visit in Oklahoma?

One of the most unique state parks in Oklahoma, Black Mesa State Park is an absolute must-see when visiting Oklahoma. Located along the tri-state border with Colorado and New Mexico, the park’s remote location makes it an ideal spot for stargazing in Oklahoma. Since the nearest town is almost 40 miles away, you won’t encounter any light pollution, making it one of the best dark sky spots in the entire country!