Oklahoma Hiking, Nature June 27, 2019
by Ashley Enjoy Miles And Miles Of Trails In This Beautiful Wilderness Area In Oklahoma
Tulsa, the second largest city in the state, is home to a beautiful, urban wilderness area filled with miles and miles of walking and riding trails. It offers easy access with trails for every skill level and the best part is – it’s close in proximity to Downtown.
Overlooking the Arkansas River in Tulsa is Turkey Mountain - home to miles and miles of some of the best hiking in Tulsa. It's a recreational haven for active lifestyles and the perfect place to go to enjoy nature near the city.
There are over 300 acres of thick rugged trees that provide a great amount of shade, which makes it a popular spot during the summer.
All the trails are clearly marked and you'll find maps and directions at the trailhead near the parking lot.
There are nine trails in the wilderness area, most of which are rugged and non-paved. For a relatively easy hike, try out the Blue Trail - a 1.5-mile looped trail that passes by a lake and goes into the heart of Turkey Mountain.
Turkey Mountain Wilderness Area is part of the River Parks Trails that runs along the Arkansas River, so you can extend your trip even further if you like to jog or bike on pavement. These trails run along the east side of the Arkansas River.
Another cool feature visitors can enjoy is the hammock setups. There are lots of places to hang the hammock in Turkey Mountain or you can find a slackline area at 56th and Riverside.
This little oasis in the heart of the city is truly a spectacular place for biking and hiking. You can visit seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
6850 South Elwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74132
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these great trails that are all under 3 miles in the Sooner State.
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