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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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Elk Mountain Trail
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I ran this relatively easy trail about a week back, and would not recommend it for such. Even through a it was an easy out and back and I had a good pair of trail running shoes I managed to bruise my left heal due to the uneven and hard to judge shitfts in the trail on the way down. However, it was a beautiful foggy day that gave me only a few view of the surrounding Witchita Mountains areas and some great misty shots. Also it was way better marked than when I was here over the 2013 holiday with a lot of the "short cuts" now having little rock walls to keep one on the real trail.

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Turkey Mountain Red Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great setup of trails. All levels of biking, hiking and running.

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lake view lodge trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The trailhead is just north of the lodge parking lot. There are three loops. The first loop is 0.4 miles long, Loop 2 is 1.75 miles, loop 3 is 4 miles, according to the large map at the trailhead. The loops are connected so you can select how far you want to hike as you hike. The trail and loops are well marked, especially if you follow the directions and take the loops clockwise. I would classify the portion of the trail (loops 1 & 2) we hiked as relatively easy with hills. The terrain is rocky so some of the trail surface is a little rocky and slightly uneven. Lots of trees so it is well shaded. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trail. We hiked during the middle of the week and encountered no other hikers or bikes.

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Sparrowhawk Primitive Area Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great little trail. The description says that it's a loop, but it is pretty much a down and back trail. There are signs posted that say you must have either a hunting license, fishing license or a wildlife conservation passport to be out there. Before I went I read an article in the Tahlequah Daily Press that confirmed this. The fine is $206. The trail was clearly marked until you get to the end at the village. I couldn't find the tiny loop so I just turned around and went back the same way. The views were spectacular. The terrain goes up and down like a roller coaster. I loved it.

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Cave Trail
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12 Completed 11 Reviews

Pretty short and easy. Nice view at the top.

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Lake McMurty Trails
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

I rode the east side orange and blue trails in a day and was completely exhausted. Overall they are pretty enjoyable, but not a lot of technical areas for biking. The orange trail was confusing on the way back and needs to be better marked. My biggest issue was the tall grass (shoulder high in some areas), so be prepared for ticks. Overall the trails feel they are designed as a good middle ground for hiking and biking. I look forward to doing the west side later, and I hear it's better for mountain biking. One of the employees mentioned they are working on getting them all connected eventually.

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Bluff Creek Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

We love this place and go weekly. Literally can't say anything bad about it, it's a blast. If you're trying to get someone into mountain biking, this is the perfect place to take them as well.

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Clear Bay Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Would be my choice biking location IF they maintained it. I love the variety, downhills, technical areas and elevation change of the course. Unfortunately it seems like its gone downhill since 2011. The BLN seems more concerned with road than mountain biking. There are a lot of sandy spots, but I didn't have too much issue with that. My biggest issue was the very high grass in some areas and the amount of ticks and bites we got. I only had issue with downed trees in one area, which was an optional route anyway. I got harassed by deer flies a couple times. You just have to get some good speed downhill and you can get away from them. The nearby grill that's accessible via trail is a nice break. We will be returning (with bug repellant) to complete the gold loop.

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Chickasaw NRA- Buffalo & Antelope Springs Trail
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23 Completed 22 Reviews

Went here a few years ago and took my son, this adventure is what prompted my interest in getting outdoors more and running more trails. We had a ton of fun and saw some great animals!

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Beaver Lodge Nature Trail
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23 Completed 22 Reviews

This trail is labelled as "easy". My concept of easy would be that I can take my grandmother on a hike on the nature trail (she uses a cane). However this wasn't the case. Evidently the park personnel opend the dam a few years back which washed out bridges that were essential to being able to use the full trail (you are supposed to cross the river) Well, it wasn't advised on the map that you couldn't pass the trail. This resulted in a very interesting hike alongside the river and steep bank that was actually really nice, yet relatively challenging for someone who isn't prepared because they had the impression that they were on a Nature Trail graded as Easy.

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