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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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Oklahoma "Ankle Express" Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great trail. The scenery was beautiful and the trail was intense for my fitness level. Normally, it is 19 miles, but we were only able to complete 10 miles because the trail was closed at at the swinging bridge because it was turkey hunting season. The 10 miles wore me out, so I was grateful :) The terrain varied from dirt, rocks, grass, and a paved highway. The trail varied from being flat, uphill, and downhill. There were views of the lake, wooden areas, greenery, flowers, and tall shaded trees. A great workout that left me sore for days! Highly recommend!

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Arcadia Lake Trail
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19 Completed 3 Reviews

I ride parts of this trail at least monthly and have so for over 5 years. The trail has improved significantly. Trail heads are pretty easy to find. Consider the trail easy which all levels of riders can enjoy. There are sandy areas. I prefer to ride arcadia when other tracks are to wet. You can start at multiple locations (corps project office, central state park, edmond park or spring creek park. There is a charge for park entrances and an honer box at the corps of engineer trail head. I have found the trails to be pretty well maintained with descent trail markers. Good cardio rides with pretty low traffic. Enjoy.

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Bluff Creek Trail
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19 Completed 3 Reviews

Great local trail to ride. Well maintained but tends to be muddy after rainfall. Give it a couple of days to dry and the trail is really enjoyable for all levels. Can be crowded. Easy access and good parking. Wish the trail was longer but the short distance from my home makes it a weekly ride.

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Charons Garden Trail
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

Hiked this on April 3rd. Trail well marked for the most part. It's not what you expect for Oklahoma , but neither is the rest of the Wichita Mountains. The views and exposed large granite rocks are awesome. It would be nice if the backcountry permits were a little easier to get. I was told they were booked but yet I saw not a single tent. Obviously I did not cover all 5000 acres though. The uneven terrain can make for a moderately strenuous hike. Be careful of getting rim rocked if you go off trail.

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Oklahoma "Ankle Express" Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail system, like Caleb who just reviewed it, I had planned to do just the south loop and ended up going a bit above and beyond. It was a beautiful day as the highs were only in the 60's The white blazes on the west side were very hard to find, so I ended up doing far more than I had planned. The views along the lake and streams were beautiful, and it was pretty vacant. I believe I only saw 5-6 hikers (one might have been the couple who just reviewed it) the entire day. Very few rest stops, but there is plenty of flat areas where you can stop and rest. Definitely take some bug spray. I used it on my ankles and legs, and noticed a few "friends" on another hiker, enough to see that I'm glad I had mine. I saw a few lizards, but didn't see any snakes, but I would still wear boots as there are a lot of low brush that you have to work through in places. I'll be back!

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Oklahoma "Ankle Express" Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

My wife and I went out on a beautiful 60 degree Saturday to try the South loop of the ankle express. We attempted it clockwise and ended up missing the crossover point so we ended up doing both north and south loops. We saw white blaze junction off for 2 trees at what I assume was the crossover point (Western side) but failed to see the remainder. So we just continued follow the blue blaze. On the Eastern side of the crossover point there was clearly marked white blaze and a sign marking the crossover. My thoughts are a sign might be down or some blaze has faded so if you only want to do the south loop, I suggest you go counterclock. In terms of trail quality the south loop sees substantially more foot traffic vs the north loop. You can easily follow the south loop without blaze. The north loop is certainly more rugged in comparison and had a lot of seasonal overgrowth and downed limbs but the blue markings were easy to follow. Don't wear shorts if you're planning on doing the northern loop. Lots of thorny plants and limbs to scratch you. I've seen a number of people talk of an abundance of ticks on the ankle express. We did the whole thing with 40% deet sprayed on at the beginning and never saw a single one when we got home. We probably went early enough in the season to avoid the problem. Also I think ticks would be more of an issue on the north loop vs the south loop. We saw several 1 tent campsites along the trail for those who want to make this a backpacking adventure. Between mile markers 5-6 and 10-11 if you do both loops clockwise. In closing this is a beautiful trail in the spring. Lots of flowers, redbuds in full bloom, and tons of butterflies. Unobstructed views of the lake are few. Expect only moderate changes of elevation. Be aware of recent weather, we crossed 9 ankle deep streams over the course of the day. Nothing dangerous but good to have water resistant shoes for.

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Alabaster Cave tour
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482 Completed 492 Reviews

Cave was simple but unique. Worth the trip. nice campgrounds. nice canyon trails for scenery. Poorly maintained

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Canyon campground
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482 Completed 492 Reviews

Great campsite, great hikes.

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Doris Campground
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482 Completed 492 Reviews

Campground very nice. Public showers worse I have come across in years.

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Cathedral Mountain Mesa Trail
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482 Completed 492 Reviews

Great views of the surrounding desert and mountains. Steep climb to the top of the mesa but nice walk and views once their.

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