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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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Narrows Trail to Boulder Mountain (Eagle Mountain) - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome hike! Being from Appalachia I'm not used to so much exposed granite rock. A friend and I went up to the (almost top) of Eagle Mountain and then down into the fjord to the rock that looks like a gigantic tree stump from far away. The trail disappears at parts so you just have to create your own. This hike sn't for the faint of heart! Lots of steep slopes. Watch out for cacti and snakes!

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North Anadarche Trail -Lake Murray State Park, OK
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Good trail for a quick ride when on a time crunch. It would be great if they would do a better job marking the trail. though there are quite a few fun obstacles.

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Bluff Creek Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Went for a ruck run today. Nice trail. Lots of signs of deer and other wildlife. I'd like to go back in the evening and check it out. The trees are nice in the hot Oklahoma sun, and enables you to have a great run without getting sunburnt or sunstroke. Being almost 4 miles, it's also a great trail if you do a lot of 5ks.

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Elk Mountain Trail
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92 Completed 18 Reviews

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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3 Completed 2 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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