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Turkey Mountain Yellow Trail

Tulsa, OK

Turkey Mountain Yellow Trail is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Tulsa, Oklahoma that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Draper Lake Mountain Bike Park
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

Trail is completely destroyed in parts due to the heavy rains. All the water washed away big chunks of all loops.

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Clear Bay Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Roman Nose State Park Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Very diverse trails, with beautiful scenery. My only complaint is that the trails are very poorly marked, there are very few signs, and the ones that are there are slightly confusing. Would like to see them marked similarly too Draper Bike Trails or Clear Bay Trails. Otherwise this is a beautiful park with tons to see.

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Skyline trail, Beavers Bend
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very challenging! We packed in 3 miles then set up our camp. Beautiful streams and views. The trail itself was extremely challenging with packs on and it was not properly marked. Half the time we didn't know if we were on the right trail or not and the map they gave us was useless. All in all it was a great adventure. We will be back!

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Alabaster Cave tour
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497 Completed 525 Reviews

Unique cave, not spectacular. Would do again to camp in the cave. An Option by reservation.

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Oklahoma River
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Horse Thief Spring Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

We did this hike in late April a day after some heavy rains hit the area. You pay $3 to park by Cedar Lake and you have a little permit form you fill out and hang from your rearview mirror. We did the route clockwise from Cedar Lake and I would suggest the same since it saves 95% of water crossings until your last few miles. Elevation gains were modest with some decent switchbacks as you near the springs. It looks like foot traffic is decent enough to have established a pretty easy to follow path.

The blazing can be confusing at times because although much of trail is combined yellow blaze (equestrian trail) and white blaze (hiking), for long stretches only the yellow will be displayed on trees making you think you missed a junction. If by chance you end up missing a yellow white junction, its not a huge deal because they both end relatively close to each other near Cedar Lake. We had several hikers tell us to never leave the white blaze. I'd caution against that advice. To see the springs you break off the white blaze and do a 1.2 mile stretch on blue blaze which connects you back to white and yellow blaze that will complete the loop.

It looks like recent storms have washed out a few short sections of the trail and we saw a number of recently downed trees. Nothing technically difficult to get around or go over. Be sure to wear pants and deet. Lots of poison ivy and oak out there right now that is growing all over the trail. We each used 45% deet and came home with some ticks.

Trail certainly gets kudos for seclusion. We only saw 2 hikers on a very pretty Saturday. No real good spots for vistas. Wildflowers in abundance. Nice variety of foliage. Abundant variety of birds. A few nice established campsites.

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Lake McMurty Trails
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

We love it out here at Lake McMurtry! Great trails, great people, and lots to do. We usually stick to hiking the trails here. Just completed The Orange Trail today. Despite the noise from the nearby gun range we spotted a rabbit, and a deer deep into the hike. Wasn't fast enough to get photos of them though. Was a great hike, and will hit The Blue Trail soon. We've done the Yellow and Red Trails over on the east side previously. Those are great trails too!

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Lake McMurty Trails
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a fun quick excursion an hour or so away from OKC. I'd classify it as a day trip location for people who are new to hiking. The camping is pretty typical, and OSU students frequent the location making it less than quiet. There is a solid primitive campsite with fantastic tree coverage, great access to the river, grassy knolls, and plenty of space for a (very) large group.

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Turkey Mountain Yellow Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's beautiful right now on the trails, and I enjoy the scenery. However, I struggle with the trail markings. They are confusing on the yellow and pink trails.

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