This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In Oklahoma
Even though it’s winter in Oklahoma, we get plenty of gorgeous days that are perfect for hiking during this time of year. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places in the state to try out those new hiking boots, and we found the perfect little trail for a short, sweet hike to get you on your way.
Jed Johnson Tower Trail is a 1.1-mile trail, out-and-back, that is lightly trafficked in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and takes you along Lake Jed Johnson and out to the tower overlooking the lake.
It's a great hike for all ages and is considered an easy hiking trail.
It takes about an hour round-trip to enjoy the hike. There is a dirt path mixed with a little rocky terrain, but don't worry, it's not very difficult to navigate.
This short hike offers stunning views in every direction and is a great way to see the mountains of southern Oklahoma.
There is a 62-foot elevation gain that gives the hike a slight incline.
This scenic trail is perfect year-round, as every season offers something beautiful.
Past hikers rate this trail as a 4.5 out of 5 stars due to its stunning views and easy access.
It may be a short hike, but it will be a memorable one.
Doesn’t this hike look beautiful? If you’re looking to take Fido along, dogs are allowed on the trail but must be on a leash.
If you enjoy hikes that are under 5 miles, check out our list of great hiking trails
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