Oklahoma Hiking, Nature November 07, 2016
12 Delightful Walking Trails In Oklahoma You’ll Want To Discover
Thousands of miles of trails exist across Oklahoma, ranging from easy to strenuous, that are great for walking. We searched out the easy, enjoyable ones and put together a list of some of the best in the state. Here are 12 delightful walking trails in Oklahoma you’ll want to discover.
1. Bert Cooper Trail, Oklahoma City
This beautiful flat trail is 9.1 miles long and circles Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. The stunning views of the lake, sailboats and charming lighthouse on the eastern portion make this trail a favorite of Oklahomans.
2. Creek Turnpike Trail, Tulsa
The Creek Turnpike Trail in Tulsa runs parallel to the Creek Turnpike for about 4 miles from Riverside Dr. to Memorial Dr. The trail connects several parks, neighborhoods, and shopping centers and is mostly flat with a few challenging sections.
3. Claremore Lake Trail, Claremore
The short 1.1-mile trail runs along the western side of Claremore Lake. You can access the lake from the trail or take a lovely, leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenic views.
4. Bricktown Canal Trail, Oklahoma City
The 1-mile trail (2 miles roundtrip) that meanders around the Bricktown Canal is an enjoyable trail that takes you by the shopping district of Bricktown. The trail is pedestrian only...so keep those bikes at home.
5. Centennial Trail, Muskogee
Centennial Trail in Muskogee runs 7.5 miles through city parks, forested areas, open spaces and urban backyards. The trail can be hilly in places, so plan accordingly. The best place to access the trail is at the Love–Hatbox Sports Complex on 34th Street.
6. Old Frisco Trail, Poteau - Wister
This 6.5-mile trail is a rail-trail that runs from south Poteau to Wister. The trail is a combination of dirt, gravel and grass and is a beautiful, relaxing trail to enjoy a walk or run.
7. Oklahoma River Trails, Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma River Trails is a flat, asphalt pathway that extends 13 miles through downtown OKC and along the Oklahoma River. The scenic views are gorgeous and the tree-lined trail offers shaded spots along the way.
8. Liberty Trail, Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow's Liberty Trail is 9.5 miles long and runs between New Orleans Street and Northeastern State University. The trail runs alongside the Broken Arrow toll road, with green pastures on the other side. Some portions of the trail include hills, but for the most part, the trail is flat.
9. Pathfinder Parkway, Bartlesville
The 8.9-mile Pathfinder Parkway Trail in Bartlesville follows the Caney River and Turkey Creek. The breathtaking scenery through several parks and bridges make this trail a top walking trail in the state.
10. Lake Overholser East Trail, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City's oldest reservoir, Lake Overholser, is home to a beautiful trail that wraps around the lake. The Eastern Trail is 2.5 miles long and provides easy access to the lake with stunning views of the surrounding area.
11. Railroad Pass Trail, Enid
This easily accessible trail runs 3.4 miles long through the quaint town of Enid. The trail is a 10-ft. wide concrete slab that is great for walking or biking.
12. Riverparks East Bank Trail, Tulsa
One of Tulsa's most popular trail systems is the Riverparks Trail that runs along the Arkansas River. The trail system contains an Eastern and Western portion...both of which are delightful. The East Banks Trail is 10.4 miles long and runs from E. 101st St. to Southwest Blvd. Please note: a portion of the trail is temporarily closed from 27th St. to 35th St.
traillink.com for more information and directions to the walking trails.
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