Walking, jogging, hiking and biking can be great ways to discover all of Oklahoma’s diverse terrain, plus it benefits your physical and emotional health. So, get out and soak up some rays to get some much-needed vitamin D and possibly discover a few things along the way. Here are some of the best places to get moving in and near central Oklahoma.
BIKING, JOGGING AND WALKING
George M. Sutton Wilderness Park (Norman)
With nice trails available for biking, running or just walking the dog, Sutton Wilderness Park offers peaceful scenery including a lake, gazebo and wilderness trails.
Bert Cooper Trails (Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City)
Enjoy wide open views of Lake Hefner on this 10-mile journey perfect for biking, jogging or walking. For a longer ride, connect to the Hefner-Overholser Trail to explore both lakes on your journey.
Katy Trail (North Oklahoma City)
Start at Deep Fork Creek, near I-44 and Grand Boulevard and follow the roadway south along portions of abandoned railroad. This 6.3-mile trail is perfect for a day of biking, jogging or walking.
Oklahoma River Trails (Downtown, Oklahoma City)
This tree-lined, 13-mile trail provides a smooth, level pathway along the Oklahoma River with scenic views of the waterway, parks and wetland areas.
Clear Bay Trail System at Lake Thunderbird (Norman)
These trails, broken down into five loops, offer more than 900 feet of elevations in ascents and descents.
Lake McMurtry (Stillwater)
An easily accessible venue for moderate difficulty hiking, trail running or off-road biking, these trails are divided into four loops and are in good condition and well-marked, including distance markers.
Sportsman Lake (Seminole)
Grab a map and hike the five-mile loop through this beautiful, hilly, wooded country.
Roman Nose State Park (Watonga)
This one-of-a-kind Oklahoma hiking experience offers views of mesas, canyons and ice-cold natural springs with plenty of cacti along the way. This is a great trail for beginners.
In addition to these great spots for quick outings, Oklahoma boasts plenty of other beautiful must-see hiking trails when you have more than a day to get away.
Rough Horsetail Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park (Hinton)
Black Mesa Summit Trail at Black Mesa State Park (Kenton)
Turkey Mountain Yellow Trail at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness (Tulsa)
Creek Loop Trail at Osage Hills State Park (Pawhuska)
Narrow Trail at Wichita Mountains (Southwest Oklahoma)
Canyon Trail at Robbers Cave State Park (Wilburton)
Beaver Lodge Nature Trail at Beavers Bend State Park (Broken Bow)
Elk Mountain Trail at Wichita Mountains (Southwest Oklahoma)
Dripping Springs Trail at Natural Falls State Park (Colcord, Ok)