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(This page created on 5-1-06) (This page last updated on 9-3-06)
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Trails with an "I" after them are on listed on the official Incog website.
What is Incog? From their website:
INCOG is a voluntary association of local governments serving Creek, Osage, Tulsa, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.
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65 current trails and parks listed as of 9/06.
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For a webpage of Oklahoma State Parks we have walked- http://walkaroundtown.com/state_parks_walking_trails.asp
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Tulsa  walking trails/areas, city parks and other Oklahoma walking areas.

This page is a personal journal of walking trails we have walked.
Trails with a number after them are our personal ranking (1=bad, 10=best) of the trail for use by walking with a dog(s).

 

36th St. Bikeway -                           (1)

A.B Jewell Reservoir                          (7)

Aquarium Trail (Jenks) (I)

Bixby River Walk Trail (see Riverwalk Trail Bixby)

Boeing Park                                     (7)

Broken Arrow - Main Street                (1)

Chandler Park                                  (8)

Cherry Creek Trail (I)                        (6)

Claremore Lake Trail - east side          (7)

Claremore Lake Trail - West side         (9)

Catoosa City Park and Sports Complex  (6)

Cowan Park                                     (3)

Creek Turnpike Trail (I) (varies from a (1) to a (8).

(1) 94th and Mingo - park at the Clark Elementary School
(2) 94th and Sheridan
(3) 95th and Yale - official parking lot.
(4) 95th and Harvard - no parking here
(5) 95th and Lewis
(6) 95th and Peoria
(7) Ends at 97th and Riverside at the Bixby "Riverwalk Trail" 

Crest Hospital to TCC (Tulsa Community College) (9)

Crow Creek Trail (I) - not ready of of 3/06

Darlington Park                                 (2)

Flanagan Way Trail                           (7)

Fry Ditch Creek (Bixby) (I)  - not ready as of 3/06

Graham Park                                   (7)

Haikey Creek                                   (8)  

Hawthorne Park                               (3)

Henthorne Park                                (4)

Hicks Park                                       (8)

Highland Park                                   (5)

Hunter Park                                     (10)

J.D. Metcalf Retention Area                 (9)

Jenks / Bixby Rail trail - Missouri Pacific RR (I)- not ready as of 3/06

Joe Creek Trail (I) (not ready as of 3/06)

Johnson Park                                    (5)

"John Zink trail"                                 (6)

KATY Trail - Sand Springs (I)               (2)

KATY Trail - Tulsa                              (5)

Keystone Hiking Trail                  (4) or (8)

Keystone State Park                         (4)

LaFortune Park                                (1)

Lake Yahola                                     (10)

Leake Park                                      (9)

Liberty Trail (I)                                (8)

McCullough Park                              (5)

Merit Corporate Park                        (6)

Midland Valley Trail (I)                      (1)

Midland Valley Trail Extension (I) not ready as of 4/06. 

Minshall Park                                   (8)

Mingo Trail (I)                                 (8)

(1) Pine to Apache
(2) Pine to Admiral
(3) Admiral to 11th
(4) 11th to 21st
(5) 21st to 31st
(6) 31st to 41st
(7) 41st to 51st
(8) 51st to 61st - not done yet

MK&T Trail (also called "Katy trail - Tulsa") (5)

Mohawk Park                                   (8)

Mohawk Park to downtown Owasso (I) - not ready as of 3/06

Newblock Park Trail (I)                       (4)

Norberg Park                                    (4)

O'Brien Park                                     (7)

Osage Trail (I)  (14 miles)                              

(1) OSU parking lot to Virgin              (7)
(2) Virgin to Apache                         (5)
(3) Apache to 36th street north         (5)
(4) 36th st. to 46th st north              (9)
(5) 46st to 56st st north (Turley)
(6) 56th to 66th                             (6)
(7) 66th to 76th                             (8)
(8) 76th to 86th                             (8)
(9) 86th to 96th (Sperry)                 (9)
(10) 96th to 106th                          (9)
(11) 106th to 136th                         (10)
(12) 136th to 146th (Skiatook)
(13) 146th to 156th (Hwy 20 and the end of the trail)

Owasso downtown to Mohawk Park (I) - (see Mohawk to Owasso above)

Owen Park                                      (7)

PSO trail                                        (8)

Ray Harral Nature Park                      (8)

Redbud Valley Nature Preserve

Reed Park                                       (7)

Riggs Jr. Park                                  (1)

River City Trail (Sand Springs) (I)       (8)

River Parks East Trail - 11th to 101st  (I)

River Parks East Trail Extension - 101st to 121st (I)

River Parks West Trail - 11th to I-44    (I)

River Parks West Trail -  I-44 to 71st  (1)

Riverwalk Trail (Bixby) (I)

Rockwell Park (now Boeing Park)           (8)

Rogers Point Park                               (7)

Sand Springs Lake at Lakeside              (8)

Sand Springs Trail (see River City Trail -Sand Springs)

Skelly By-Pass Neighborhood Trail (I)     (5)

Springdale Park                                   (1)

Storm retention area - 11th and Garnett  (8)

TCC (Tulsa Community College) to Crest Hospital (see "Crest Hospital to TCC" above)  (8)

Tisdale Expressway Trail (I)

Turkey Mountain Trails                        (8)

Woodward Park                                   (8)

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36th St Bikeway (not a walking trail. Bikes only)

What Incog says -

Location and Description: Begins at the Riverparks pedestrian bridge and extends east and north to Maple Park at East 16th St. The trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor and is adjacent to the Maple Ridge area and Lee Elementary School. The trail is approximately 1.49 miles long
Type: asphalt.
Parking Area: The nearest parking is at the 31st Street/Pedestrian Bridge trailhead.
Restrooms and Water Fountains: Restrooms and water fountains are also available at the Pedestrian Bridge.
Connections to Other Trails: RiverParks East Bank Trail


What we say:
 
Pros - none

Cons - Shares the 36th st. road. Not a walking trail. Bikes only

This page last updated - 1-6-06

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A.B Jewell Reservoir

Directions and parking - 21st and 193rd E. Ave (Tulsa county line). Several parking areas on 21st and 193rd.

Length of trail - 3 miles - one big circle around the reservoir.

Pros - The water is nice to be around. No obstructions like poles, fences, trees, etc.

Cons -Walking area is completely flat. No trees, no shade.

Connects to - None

Other info -

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Aquarium Trail (Jenks) (I) 

What incog says -  http://www.incog.org/Transportation/Documents/TrailContacts.htm

Riverwalk Crossing market area to Creek Turnpike

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Boeing Park  

(old Rockwell Park) Part of Mingo Creek trail.

Nearest main intersection - Admiral and Mingo - then 1/4 mile southwest.

Directions and parking - 2 ways to get there:

(1) From Admiral - go south at the Vegas club, near Hank's Hamburgers, road is about 1/3 mile west of Mingo on Admiral. Go 2 blocks and turn left. Parking in old driveways or at the Boeing recreational center parking lot.

(2) From 11th street - go north at Eastwood Baptist church. Road is about 1/3 mile west of Mingo on 11th. Go 1 block and turn east. Park in large Eastwood Baptist parking area east of church.

Length of trail - 3/4 mile. The trail is called Flanagans Way Trail.

Pros - Runs along the flood canal. Few people or cars. Lots of trees. Great for dogs. Wide trail. Open area.

Cons - No water, trash cans, benches, restrooms. Short trail. Doesn't connect well to the 11th street trail.

Connects to - On the south side of the park - The J.D. Metcalf Flood Control area on 11th just east of Mingo or an asphalt bike trail south side also.

Other info - Chat (limestone screenings) trail. Used to be called Rockwell Park.

This page last updated - 1-6-06

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Broken Arrow - Main Street

Directions and parking - Park at 91st and Main Street. Can park at 71st in one of the business parking lots.

Length of trail - 2 miles, one way. From 91st to 71st (Kenosha).

Pros -Lots to look at. Nicely developed street.

Cons - No water.

Connects to - None

Other info -
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Catoosa City Park and Sports Complex -

Directions and parking - on Pine St. east of Hwy 66 about 1/4 mile.

Length of trail - large soccer fields only

Pros - 1 bathroom.

Cons - No shade or water.

Connects to - None

Other info - Entire area surrounded by trees and bushes. You could let your dog run free.

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Chandler Park -

Nearest main intersection - 21st street in west Tulsa.

Directions and parking - Park at the upper level next to the stairs that lead to the lower level. Walk the upper level first, then go downstairs and circle the lower lever (lower level not very interesting).

Length of trail - 2 -3 miles

Pros -Huge park. Cliffs for rock climbers. Ball fields.

Cons - None.

Connects to - none.

Other info -

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Cherry Creek Trail (I)

What Incog says:
West Tulsa from Elwood Ave. to I-244
Design
Negotiating easements – Anticipate awarding contract by 3rd quarter of 2006

 

Nearest main intersection - Elwood and 49th.

What we say:

Directions and parking - Take I-44 west to Elwood, turn north for 1 block. Park at either the convenience store (just south of the Cherry Hill mobile home park) or in the official parking area 2 blocks north of the convenience store. (there are 2 other trails that branch off from this parking lot). The trail starts behind the convenience store and runs west.

Length of trail - 1.5 miles one way. Crushed rock trail.
After 1 mile you are at 41st  (Reed Park is 2 blocks west of this point). First 3/4 mile is interesting. Tall cliffs, tree covered. Continue 1 mile further and the trail ends. From here you can take the huge industrial park back by going east until the road ends, the go south until the road ends. Then go east until the road ends (you will then be on Elwood that takes you back to the parking lot south).

Pros -curved trail so you cant' see around the bend. First 3/4 miles has tree covered tall cliffs.

Cons -No water, benches, trash cans.

Connects to - none

Other info - Parallels the Cherry Creek. This trail will be asphalted in the future.


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Claremore Lake Trail - east side

Directions and parking - Take HWY 66 to north part of Claremore to Blue Star Road, turn right (go east) about 1.6 miles,  where the sign says "Claremore Lake...", then go 2 blocks further east and turn left.

Length of trail - 1.5 miles one way. Not a trail but an undeveloped area along the lake.

Pros - Lots of undeveloped areas to walk down to the lake.

Cons - No water or anything.

Connects to - None.

Other info -

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Claremore Lake Trail - West side    

Directions and parking - Take HWY 66 to north part of Claremore to Blue Star Road, turn right (go east) about 1.6 miles, turn north (left) where the sign says "Claremore Lake... ". Park at the entrance in the official parking lot.

Length of trail - 1.5 miles- one way. At the end of the concrete sidewalk trail is a dead end sign (at the north side of the lake). Go down the dead end road for a real nature walk.

Pros -Very clean restroom although closed during the winter and early spring. Clean lake. Lots of duck, geese and some kind of ugly birds that look like a "goose/turkey" bird. No swimming or camping allowed. Fishing allowed. One water fountain at the entrance. Trail is a double wide concrete sidewalk.

Cons - Fishing and picnics brings out alot of people with dogs. Grass has stickers in it.

Connects to - none.

Other info - You walk on the west side of the lake mostly and alittle on the north side. About 1/2 mile from the start is a sign that says "no thru traffic". This leads to HWY 66 and a nice neighborhood. Take this on the way back to extend your walk. Boating is allowed but few do it.

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Cowan Park

21st and Garnett - then 3 blocks west and 3 blocks north. 2 tennis courts. Very small. Elementary school is part of the park on north side.

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Creek Turnpike Trail (I)

Abuts Creek Turnpike from Riverside Dr to Memorial Dr.
Many parking areas.

(1) 94th and Mingo - park at the Clark Elementary School
(2) 94th and Sheridan
(3) 95th and Yale - official parking lot.
(4) 95th and Harvard - no parking here
(5) 95th and Lewis
(6) 95th and Peoria
(7) Ends at 97th and Riverside at the Bixby "Riverwalk Trail"  Large parking lot at 91st and Riverside.

 

(1) Going west from 94th and Mingo to Memorial and 94th, this 1 mile section is very boring and noisy. You cannot even talk. No shade, water, trash cans, benches.

(2) From 94th and Sheridan parking area to 95th and Yale - (After 1/4 mile, there is a fork in the road. If you go right or back east, it takes you to the Creek Trail).
Lots of trees and bushes. Winding trail is nice. Lots of people on trail. Water fountain at 95th and Yale in front of the parking lot. Somewhat noisy trail. Very nice 1 mile section. Tall trees.

(3) From 95th and Yale to Harvard - very noisy. Cannot even talk. Some shade in the morning. Big homes on south side to see.

(4) From 95th and Harvard to 95th and Lewis - ?

(5) From 95th and Lewis to 95th and Peoria - ?

(6) From 95th and Peoria to 97th and Riverside at the end at the Bixby "Riverwalk Trail" - This section is very nice. Take you between and apartment complex and an housing addition. 1 bathroom at 91st and Riverside. Large parking area at 91st and Riverside.
 

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Crest Hospital to TCC (Tulsa Community College) trail

Map

Nearest main intersection - Runs between 81st and 91st parallel to Hwy 169 on the west side.

Directions and parking - Park on the TCC campus on 81st 2 blocks west of Hwy 169 -(trail starts and end here).
You can park on the south end of the trail on 91st 1 block west of Hwy 169 at the Medical building.

Length of trail - 1 mile (2 miles round trip)

Pros - very beautiful, lots of curves and twists, 3 ponds, asphalt trail, clear and flat land on both sides of the trail so that your dog's leash doesn't get tangled around objects. No sticker grass, just good sod. Can use the water fountain and restrooms at the TCC student union right next to the trail.

Cons - None.

Connects to - On the south end at 91st it connects to the Creek Turnpike trail which takes you south to a wide open (and not noisy) mile area. and then to Grace Fellowship Church at which the noisy part of the Creek Turnpike trail begins and goes south.

Other info - On the south end on 91st you can go East on 91st (under Hwy 169- very noisy and lots of traffic) to the St. Francis Heart Hospital, add about another 1/2 mile to your walk. Very nice looking hospital.

This page last updated - 3-24-06

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Crow Creek Trail (I)

What Incog says: (as of 3/06)
River to Brookside (Peoria)
Conceptual design
Conceptual design underway, as part of City of Tulsa study efforts with Corps of Engineers in conjunction with ecosystem restoration project
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Darlington Park

Map

Nearest main intersection - 31st and South Yale - then 1/4 mile northeast

Directions and parking - On 29th between Yale and Sheridan. From 31st St., turn north on Darlington (at the light), go 1/4 mile and you are there.

Length of trail - no trail. Just a park.

Pros - Located in the middle of a 1970's housing addition that you can walk around. There is a sidewalk on Darlington.

Cons -No water or anything. Not good for dogs. Too small.

Connects to - None.

Other info -

This page last updated - 1-7-06

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Flanagans Way Trail - located inside Boeing park. About 3/4" mile long. Chat trail.

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Fry Ditch Creek (Bixby) (I)

What Incog says: (as of 3/06)
From Washington Irving Park (Memorial Dr.) to 111th St.
Conceptual design
Conceptual design complete, funding application pending

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Graham Park

Nearest main intersection - 61st and Lewis - then 2 blocks west and 1 block south.

Directions and parking - From 61st and Lewis, go west to Yorktown Ave (about 2 blocks) (which runs south between McClure Elementary school the the Green Brier apartments), turn south. Go 1 block. Large parking lot.

Length of trail - 1.5 miles one way. Ends at Riverside just south of the Creek Casino.  Chat trail only.

Pros - Mingo Creek to look at, has ducks and geese and running water in it. Trail winds and curves around.

Cons - The creek's concrete sides have collapsed in many places and looks ugly. No shade. Chat trail.

Connects to - Riverside, just south of the Creek Indian Casino.

Other info - Trail runs on the west side of Mingo Creek between the creek and a mile of apartments and condominiums. Graham Park has 6 nice tennis courts.

 

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Haikey Creek -

101st and Garnett. Large spread out area with alot of trees and a jogging trail.

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Hawthorne Park -

On Apache 1/4 mile West of Peoria. Next to Nathaniel Hawthorne School. Small park with no amentities. Next to the Osage trail.

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Henthorne Park - Peoria and 49th, then 1 block east. Small park. Interesting neighborhood - 1950's type. Small but well kept houses. A 10' concrete wall encloses a nearby housing addition. Nice Catholic school. Huge trees. Lots of barking dogs.

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Hicks Park -

Mingo and 33rd. Part of  "Mingo trail". Huge park with 8 tennis courts and huge parking lot. From here you can walk south down Mingo creek, one of our favorite walks. Asphalt trail. Ends at the retention pond on 21st street. If you cross the first bridge you come to (about 1/2 mile from Hicks), you can go east, takes you to an office complex, the Roy Clark Elementary school, Tulsa soccer club fields, and along the north side of Mingo creek on the undeveloped bank back to the Hicks park.

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Highland Park

Nearest main intersection - 36th and south Yale, then 1 block east.

Directions and parking - Has it's own parking lot.

Length of trail - Chat trail. 3/4 mile long circular trail..

Pros - Circles the park. Nice neighborhood to walk thru.

Cons -To small and not for dogs.

Connects to -

Other info -

This page last updated - 1-9-06

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Hunter Park

Nearest main intersection - 91st and Sheridan

Directions and parking - Go to 91st and Sheridan, then 4 blocks west.

Length of trail - 2-3 miles of many different intersecting walk areas.

Pros - Best walking park in Tulsa. Has a heavily wooded area (about 1/4 mile square) with trails through it (with 2 owls in it), 2 ponds - 1 with a large fountain and 3 wooden decks over the pond so you can feed the many geese and ducks, nice bathroom with a lock on the door you use, huge creek from one end to the other. Park is so large there are many small areas to walk to. Frisbee golf area. Large old trees throughout.

Cons - none

Connects to - Creek turnpike trail.

Other info -

 

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J.D. Metcalf Retention Area

Part of the Mingo Creek trail.

Nearest main intersection - 11th between Mingo and Memorial

Directions and parking - park 1 block south of 11th between Mingo and Memorial. Large parking area.

Length of trail - There are several trails here.

Pros -Large pond with ducks and geese. Leads to 3 different areas.

Cons - no water or amentites.

Connects to - Mingo Trail. Boeing Park on the south. Hicks park to the north.

Other info -

 

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Jenks / Bixby Rail trail - Missouri Pacific RR (I)

What Incog says - as of 3/06
Along west side of Arkansas River, from Oklahoma Aquarium (Jenks) to Memorial Dr. (Bixby)
Conceptual design
Conceptual design anticipated to be complete Fall 2006
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Joe Creek Trail (I)

What Incog says:
West side of Creek from River to Manion Park
Conceptual Design
Preliminary work and conceptual design complete. Scheduling public meeting Feb 2006
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Johnson Park -

91st and Garnett - northeast corner. Very small but pretty. Has a water fountain and pond, playground equipment, a bridge, parking area. Near a housing addition.  A warm up to the Liberty Park Trail.

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"John Zink Trail" - unofficial trail

Directions and parking - Park at Apache and Garnett. Directions - take Hwy 169, exit at Pine, go east about 2 blocks to

Garnett. Turn left (north). Go 1 mile to Apache. Park anywhere on the side of the road.

Length of trail - 2 miles one way. Runs east down and directly on Apache between Garnett and 145th.

Pros - some businesses and country areas to see.

Cons - 2-3 salvage yards on this road (but are closed on the weekend).

Connects to - 2 other interesting areas.

Other info - This "trail" is Apache that runs in front of the John Zink business office. Walk this road on the weekend only.

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Katy Trail - Sand Springs (I)

Adams Rd to Hwy 97

Directions and parking - 2 parking areas.

(1) Take Hwy 64/51 to Gilcrease Drive exit, turn left, go 1 block and park at the detention center parking lot. If you walk 2 miles west, this take you to 49th W. and Hwy 51/64 near a Warehouse Market grocery store. This part of the trail takes you between back yards of a lower income housing area with chain link fences with alot of barking dogs and stickers in the grass that gets in the dogs paws. Not alot to see.

(2) Park at 49th W. Ave and Hwy 51/64 at the Warehouse Market parking lot. Trails goes west for 2 1/2 miles to 81st W. Ave. This part runs parallel to Charles Page Blvd 1 block north of Charles Page. Lots of stickers in the grass.

Length of trail - 6 miles?.

Pros -water fountain at 56th W. Ave. Asphalt trail.

Cons -lots of stickers in the grass and could not let the dogs off the trail. Noisy due to Hwy 51/64 just north of the trail and Charles Page Blvd to the south of the trail. Not much interesting things to see on the trail.

Connects to - we did not go any further west beyond 81st W. Ave. due to the stickers and nothing to see.

Other info -

 

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Katy Trail - Tulsa (I)

Downtown Tulsa to Adams Rd
(Sand Springs)

Nearest main intersection - Gilcrease Drive exit off HWY 51/64 - then 2 blocks southeast.

Directions and parking - Take I-244 to HWY 51/64 west (to Sand Springs). Exit on Gilcrease Drive (there is a Quiktrip there). Turn left, go 1 block, turn left and park at the detention center, across the street East from Port City Metal services.

Length of trail - about 1 1/2 miles one way (3 miles total) and ends at the Day Center facility around Denver.

Pros - Tree and brush lined on both sides.

Cons - Isolated. Very noisy from the HWY 51/64 traffic that runs parallel about 50 ft to the north. At the very east end, are 3 bridges where alot of homeless people live. Most of the homes along the trail are neglected and old. No water, benches.

Other info - asphalt trail. Used to be a railroad track. Also called MK&T Trail.

This page last updated 1/06.



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Keystone Hiking Trail - official name is "Keystone State Park Mountain Bicycling and Hiking Trail".

Marilyn gave this a "8" but I give it a "4".

Nearest main intersection - Just east of the entrance to Keystone Lake from HWY 51/64.

Directions and parking - Take I-244 to Hwy 51/64 or Sand Springs exit, take the next exit (hwy 151) past Prue Road. 4 blocks before you get to the Keystone Lake entrance, turn left (east) on Old Hwy 51. Go 1/2 block, turn right into the trails gravel parking lot.

Length of trail - 4 trails in the one small area. All in a loop. (1) beginner (2) intermediate (3) advanced (4) expert. Longest uninterrupted loop is 5 miles which consists of some of these trails combined. All trails together are 8 miles.

Pros - Marilyn liked the heavily wooded trail, very isolated area.

Cons - Kelly did not like the heavily wooded trail. You cannot see very far in front. No water, benches or anything. Just nature.

Connects to - None.

Other info - created in 2002. Well marked trail. Trail is bordered on the north side by an active railroad line. Bordered on the west and north by Hwy 151.

To get a map of the trail: click on: http://www.okearthbike.com/ - and click on "trail maps" (top right). Then scroll down to "Keystone" (Mannford)

 

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Keystone State Park -

small walking trail 1 mile long - one way. Take I-244 to HWY 51/64 or Sand Springs exit. Then exit Hwy 151 (next exit after Prue Road). Turn right into the park, go 1/2 mile to the marina area, "country something" exit. You can walk around the huge asphalt parking area also.

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LaFortune Park -

51st and Yale. Not a dog area. Too many people.

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Lake Yahola

Directions and parking - 5223 E 41st St N. , Tulsa, OK. Take I-244 to Hwy 11 and exit on Harvard. Go north 1 mile until Harvard ends at 41st and then turn east (turning left or west takes you to the Lake View housing area which is a long dead end road). Go 1/4 mile. There are 3 parking areas for the lake. One is next to the golf course on the east side.

Phone: 918-425-6871

Length of trail - 3 miles around the top of the lake

Pros - All nature, no made-made structures around the lake. Lots of large trees about 100' from the trail that mostly surround the trail, 3 ponds on the east side, very quiet on the east side of the lake. No grass stickers.

Cons -no trees (on the trail), water, benches. I-75 is on the east side of the lake and is a little noisy. Small flies on the north and east side are a little bothersome. The flies stick to the dogs and clothes and hair but they didn't stick to our skin.

Connects to - None

Other info - trails runs around the top of the lake. Also called Mohawk Water Treatment area. The Mohawk Municipal Golf Course is on the east side of the lake. Popular meeting area for the Tulsa and Oklahoma bird clubs.

http://www.shopoklahoma.org/oklakes/yahola.htm - for a map

 

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Leake Park

Nearest main intersection - 71st and Memorial - Then 2 blocks West, then 1 block south.

Directions and parking - Behind Armini's Gallery. Turn south from 71st on the road that runs just west of Armini's and east of the old Tulsa Junior College. Has a large parking area.

Length of trail - 1 mile - one way.

Pros -Wide concrete sidewalk winds throughout the park, around the pond with the large fountain, around small hills and trees. Very beautiful park. Has a city bathroom made of concrete and a port-a-potty. Tennis court with 2 courts. Large parking area. You can walk around the Christian Chapel to increase the walk.

Cons - no water. Only 1 mile long.

Connects to - none

Other info -

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Liberty Trail (I)

What incog says:
Liberty Trail (aka B.A. South Loop)
South Broken Arrow running along Creek Turnpike from Garnett Rd to NSU campus
Phase 1: complete
Phase 2 & 3: Design Complete
Phase 1: Open
Phase 2 & 3: Anticipate awarding contract by February 2006; begin construction Spring 2006

Abuts Creek Turnpike from Garnett
Rd to New Orleans St. (101st St)

Directions and parking - 3 parking areas.
(1) Starts at 145th and around 121st in south Broken Arrow. Large parking lot here.
(2) 101st just east of Garnett.
(3) 94th and Garnett (small parking lot - holds 15 cars - 1 block east of Grace Fellowship church.
(4) trail ends at 91st and Mingo, near the South Crest Hospital

Length of trail - 5 miles one way.

Pros - 2 drinking fountains. 6 ponds in between 94th and Garnett and 101st parking areas. Trail area that runs from 94th and Garnett west to Memorial is beautiful and not noisy.

Cons -Very noisy trail from 94th and Garnett to 129th parking lot.

Connects to - Creek Turnpike trail at Memorial.

Other info - Parallels Creek Turnpike. If you park at 94th and Garnett and go west to 129th, this is 3.1 miles one way.

From 94th and Garnett parking lot, (across from Grace Fellowship Church), going west, will take you by South Crest Hospital and TCC campus. (2 miles to TCC). No facilities on this leg. From 94th and Garnett to 91st and Mingo (before the Southcrest Hospital begins), this one mile section is a "dirty trail" due to the dirt that gets washed down on the asphalt trail from the high banks surrounding the trail. Beautiful part of the trail. Wide open areas.


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McCullough Park

Directions and parking - 24th and South Garnett, then 2 blocks east. Has it's own parking lot.

Length of trail - 1/2 mile chat trail around a small water detention pond.

Pros - Backyards and apartments and a Christ View church to look at. Large trees.

Cons - Park is small but nice. No water.

Connects to - None

Other info - Near Walt Disney elementary school and west of Disney Family Center.

 

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Merit Corporate Park (private property - no walking, no trespassing signs)

Directions and parking - On 41st between 129th and Garnett on south side.

Length of trail - Just large open grassy area with buildings.

Cons - Not much to see. Private property - you cannot walk here. For employees only.

Connects to - None

Other info - This is where the Gatesway hot air balloon festival used to be once a year.

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Midland Valley Trail (I)

Pedestrian bridge to Maple Park at 15th St. Runs mostly down 36th St from Hudson and 41st (Hudson is between Sheridan and Yale) to Riverside. Shared facility on the street itself. For bikers only. 
 

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Midland Valley Trail Extension

What Incog says:
Extends from Maple Park at 15th St. along east leg of IDL to 3rd St. bikeway
Design
Conceptual alignment; design plan underway –anticipate construction in 2006. However, still waiting for ODOT’s response regarding use of ROW, which could delay project to 2007.

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What Vision 2025 says:

http://www.vision2025.info/project.php?project=midlandvalleydowntowntrailextension;category=midlandvalleydowntowntrailextension

Project: Midland Valley Downtown Trail Extension
Status: Design contract is being processed by the City of Tulsa.
Maximum Allocation: $1Million

Project Description: :
A multi-use trail connection will be built linking downtown Tulsa and the East Village with Cherry Street and the Arkansas River and adjacent neighborhoods.


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Minshall Park -

1 block south of 71st between Sheridan and Yale (behind Eagle Point apartments).
Very beautiful park. 2 ponds. Large parking lot. Water fountain. Wooden bridge. Medium sized park.

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Mingo Trail (I)

What Incog says: (as of 3/06)
Creek Turnpike (at Memorial Dr.) to Mohawk Park
Overall Conceptual Design complete;
Phased Construction (Contract Awarded to Crossland Heavy Construction)
11th St. to 41st St. complete;
Funded: 11th St. to Mingo Rd, 41st St. to 81st St.
Creek Turnpike to 81st St. complete. Trail will close 2-4 weeks (May/June 2006) for construction of sound wall b/t Memorial & Mingo. Also, trail bridge over Haikey Creek will be advertised in March 2006 and expect construction by summer 2006.
Creek Turnpike (at Memorial Dr.) to Mohawk Park
(Some segments not yet open.)

What we say.

(1) Pine to Apache

 

(2) Pine to Admiral

Parking - park 100' south of Pine Street, between Garnett and Mingo (about 3 blocks east of Mingo) on the south side on an asphalt service road just east of Ameristar and just west of the Wolfpoint Industrial Park.

Length of trail: 1 mile one way. Trail runs on the east side of the creek. After 3/4 mile, you can walk across (west) the Mingo creek (rocks are slippery and you can get wet), go south 1 block, cross back east, and walk down the concrete spillway to the old Walmart (just south of I-244) to Admiral.

Pros: no homes, no dogs, no traffic. Nice view of a raw Mingo creek (without any "improvements" to the Creek added for flood control). Lots of birds.

Cons: no water, no shade.

Other info: Near Admiral there is the Mingo RV Park. Did not realize how large it is. You get a good view of it.

(3) From Admiral to 11th, trail runs on west side of creek, runs 3 blocks west of Mingo Road.

Directions and parking - Park at Boeing Park (old Rockwell Park) (see "Boeing Park" above).

Length of trail - 1 mile section

Pros - Lots of large trees and wide open areas. One of our favorites.

Cons - No water.

Connects to - Nothing to the north. On south end, connects to J.D. Metcalf stormwater retention area and Mingo Trail.

Other info - Ends on the south end at Eastwood Baptist Church. Have to walk on 11th street some to get to the Mingo trail.

(4) From 11th to 21st, trail runs on west side of creek, runs 3 blocks west of Mingo Road.

Directions and parking - Park at the J.D. Metcalf Stormwater retention area (see "J.D.Metcalf... " ) at 11th between MIngo and Memorial.

Length of trail - 1 mile

Pros - Best part of Mingo Trail. J.D. Metcalf ... area has large pond with lots of ducks and geese and plenty of walking areas on the east side of the Mingo creek on crushed rock trail and undeveloped area.

Cons -No water.

Connects to - Mingo trail and another beautiful storm retention area that is very noisy due to I-44 traffic.

Other info -

(5) From 21st to 31st,  Not to much to see. Trail runs behind a housing addition with chain link fences.

(6) From 31st to 41st - a very nice area here. Includes Hicks Park (see "Hick Park" )at 33rd and Mingo. One of the best areas on the trail.
You can take around 38th to the east and walk around an office complex, soccer fields, Roy Clark Elementary School.

 (7) From 41st to 51st - very nice area. Trail runs on the west side of Mingo Creek. Mostly residential surrounded. Trail runs from the bottom of the creek to a nice storm retention area with a large pond. Trail runs into a housing addition from about 1/4 mile.

(8) From 51st to 61st - not done yet.
 

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MK&T Trail (also called Katy Trail  Tulsa)

Nearest main intersection - Gilcrease Drive exit off HWY 51/64 - then 2 blocks southeast.

Directions and parking - Take I-244 to HWY 51/64 west (to Sand Springs). Exit on Gilcrease Drive (there is a Quiktrip there). Turn left, go 1 block, turn left and park at the detention center, across the street East from Port City Metal services.

Length of trail - about 1 1/2 miles one way (3 miles total) and ends at the Day Center facility around Denver.

Pros - Tree and brush lined on both sides.

Cons - Isolated. Very noisy from the HWY 51/64 traffic that runs parallel about 50 ft to the north. At the very east end, are 3 bridges where alot of homeless people live. Most of the homes along the trail are neglected and old. No water, benches.

Other info - asphalt trail. Used to be a railroad track.

This page last updated 1/06.

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Mohawk Park -

Take Hwy 11 to Sheridan, turn north. 1st go to Oxley Nature Center. Park outside the entrance and walk to parking lot of the Oxley Nature Centre ( about 1 mile).

Sherry Lake is at the north end of the park at Memorial and 46th st. North.

Also park 600' west of the large 1932 shelter. The water park is interesting.

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Mohawk Park to downtown Owasso (I)

What Incog says:
Mohawk Park to downtown Owasso
Conceptual design; funded
Conceptual design complete; design anticipated 2006; anticipate construction 2007
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Newblock Park Trail (I)

Hwy 75 extend northwest along drainage channel (Charles Page Blvd) to KATY Trail

Directions and parking - Starts at 11st street and Riverside and go north to Newblock Park.
Small parking area on Riverside 1 block south of 11th street.

Or, take I-44 west to HWY 75, go north to the Broken Arrow Expressway exit, then exit at 13th and Delaware?. Turn right, go 3-4 blocks until the road ends, turn left to Riverside then turn right.

Can park at the beginning of the MK&t trail - Take I-244 to HWY 51/64 west (to Sand Springs). Exit on Gilcrease Drive (there is a Quiktrip there). Turn left, go 1 block, turn left and park at the detention center, across the street East from Port City Metal services.  Then walk south/east.

Length of trail - 2-3 miles?
Trail starts by takeing you over the railroad tracks on a large winding pedestrian bridge. Nice view of the Arkansas River looking south (with the ugly refineries behind the river). Then by a women's and children's correctional facility. Along a concrete waterway.

Pros -Nice view of Arkansas River. Pedestrian railroad bridge is nice. Newblock park is nice. After Newblock park, nothing is interesting.

Cons -No shade. Mostly city streets and buildings. Not very interesting.

Connects to - MK&T Trail and Riverside drive trail (or River Parks East trail).

Other info - Parallels Charles Page Blvd. If you walk to Gilcrease Drive (starting from 11th and Riverside), you can go south to Charles Page Blvd. and walk back to Newblock Park.
 

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Norberg Park -

34th and Garnett - east side of Garnett. Very nice but small. Jogging trail runs around park - about 1/2 mile trail. Lots of big trees. A large creek runs east/west on the north side of the park. 2 tennis courts.. Large parking lot. Basket ball court. No water. Crushed rock trail.

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O'Brien Park -

6149 N. Lewis. Well manicured park. Very big. 3 restrooms. Walking trail around park. Football field. 3 baseball fields. 3 covered picnic areas of wood and brick - very nice. No area to walk outside of the park.2-4 tennis courts. Plenty of parking areas..

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Osage Trail (I) (14 miles)

What Incog says:
Rail-trail from 56th St. North through Sperry to Skiatook
Contract Awarded (Horizon Construction)
Design complete. Construction underway from Tulsa to Skiatook. Skiatook to Birch Lake (Barnsdall) unfunded

OSU-Tulsa to Hwy 20. Trail runs parallel to Peoria on the West side about 1/4 mile from Peoria.

 

What Vision 2025 websites says:

http://www.vision2025.info/category.php?category=osagetrail

Summary Update
With construction of the Trail crossing at 66th Street North now complete, the Trail is essentially complete from approximately 61st Street to Highway 20 in Skiatook. The overall required project completion date has been extended to April 3, 2006 to allow for additional work at the detention pond at 56th Street North (a “4 to Fix” the County project).

Background:
Vision 2025 funds will construct a multiuse trail along what was previously known as the Osage Railroad in Tulsa and Osage Counties, providing opportunities for transportation, recreation and exercise. The trail will be a scenic and safe connection for trail users traveling north from the existing trail (OSU-Tulsa campus to 56th Street North) to highway 20 in central Skiatook with recreational and fitness opportunities along the way.

Presently, there is no connection between downtown Tulsa and destinations to the north, other than by automobile. Once the Osage Prairie Trail is complete, this project will connect and serve several important facilities; seven schools (Cherokee Elementary, Greely Elementary, Sperry Public Schools, Newman Middle, Skiatook High, Marrs Elementary, and Central Elementary), three parks (Vining Park, Taylor County Park and Zink Park), and one airport (Skiatook Airport). All of these facilities are located within one mile of the trail. To assure user safety and comfort, the trail amenities planned for the Osage Prairie Trail include fencing, bollards, hand rails, benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, bike racks, signage, drinking fountains, equestrian facilities and parking.




 

What we say.

(1) From OSU parking lot to Virgin

Directions and parking - Can park at the OSU campus on the north end. To get there, take I-244 and exit at Cincinnati (just north of downtown Tulsa). Turn right, then take the next right into the campus.
Trail starts at the parking lot at the north end.

Length of trail - 1 mile section. First 1/2 mile takes you to  Pine St. There are 2 water fountains within this 1/2 mile stretch. Next 1/2 mile takes you to Virgin

Pros - Very nice mix of old and new buildings and trail development. Lots to see.

Cons -None

Other info -

(2) From Virgin to Apache

Directions and parking - Park at 26th St. north (official parking lot) (26th St north is 1/4 mile north of Apache).or park on Apache, near the Fomac building (there are 2 areas to park at on Apache)

Length of trail - 1 mile section. Runs on top of an old railroad.

Pros -Lots of space on each side of the asphalt trail. Lots of small trees, bushes, grassy areas.

Cons - Low income housing areas on the west side of the trail.

Other info -

(3) From Apache to 36th street north

Directions and parking - Park at 26th St. north (official parking lot) (26th St north is 1/4 mile north of Apache).or park on Apache, near the Fomac building (there are 2 areas to park at on Apache)

Length of trail - 1 mile section.

Pros - wide open area with alot of small trees and bushes.

Cons -Low income housing areas on the west side of the trail.

Other info -

(4) From 36th street north to 46th st. north

Directions and parking - parking area is on Apache near Fomac. There are 2 areas to park just west of the trail.
Official parking lot is on 26th st. north - 1/4 mile north of Apache. Not sure where to park on 36th st.

Length of trail - 1 mile section.

Pros - Nice part of the trail. Great railroad bridge. No housing areas. Just wide open country spaces.

Cons -None

(5) From 46th st. north to 56th st north

 

(6) From 56th st to 66th street.

Directions and parking - Take HWY 75 north and exit on 66th and go West to  Peoria, turn south to 56th..
On 56th St. - park in the church parking lot, 1 block east.
On 63rd St - park behind the grocery store (excellent parking area) east of the trail.

Length of trail - 1 mile

Pros -Last 1/2 mile is all nature trail. No barking dogs, homes. Tree lined. First 1/2 mile starting at 56th St is barking dogs and low income homes.

Cons - No water.

Other info - Turley starts at 56th St. and goes to 74th St.

(7) From 66th St to 76th St.

Directions and parking - Take HWY 75 north and exit on 66th and go West to 3 blocks west of Peoria.
On 66th St, good parking area on undeveloped area just east of trail.

Length of trail - 1 mile

Pros -All nature trail. Tree lined.

Cons - no water

Other info -

(8) 76th St to 86th St

Directions and parking - Take HWY 75 north and exit at 66th and go West to Peoria, then north to 76th.
No parking on 76th St. Can park 1 car only next to the trail on the dirt, however.

Length of trail - 1 mile

Pros -Water fountain on 76th. Tree lined. Few houses.

Cons - None

Other info -

(This info last updated on 4-21-06)

(9) 86th to 96th (Sperry is at 96th)

Directions and parking - no parking on 86th street. Official parking on 96th.

Length of trail - 1 mile

Pros -all nature. One of the best 1 mile sections. Water and the Sperry Library at 96th and the Sperry Cafe.

Cons -No water on 86th st. Lots of barking dogs at 96th.

Other info -

(10) 96th to 106th (Sperry is at 96th)

Directions and parking - Official parking area on 96th at the Gazebo. Directions - take

I-244 to Hwy 11 to Hwy 75 and go north. Go to 96th and turn left (West). When you come to the fork (hwy 11 to the right and a

road going straight, go straight).

Length of trail - 1 mile.

Pros -96th has water, Sperry Library, etc. Very country 1 mile section. Very nice.

Cons - Lots of barking dogs at 96th.

Other info - from 96th to 146th (5 miles) there are no facilities. Just trail.

(11) 106th to 136th - 3 mile leg.

No parking on 106th or 126th. Can park at 133rd and 136th but only on the side of the road.

Directions - take I-244 to Hwy 11 to Hwy 75 and go north. Can either: (1) Go to 96th and turn left (West). Go to hwy 11 which goes north to 136th and turn left. or, from Hwy 75, take the

Pros - most beautiful part of the trail. All woods, tall trees, no dogs, no back of homes, no salvage yards.

Cons - no water or benches

(12) 136th to 146th (146th is Hwy 20). This is the end of the trail in Skiatook. (Can't remember if 146th or 156th is Hwy 20).

Directions and parking - large official parking lot at 146th (Hwy 20). Take Hwy 75 to Hwy 20 and turn left (west). Takes

you thru downtown Skiatook.

Cons: no water. No water at the HWY 20 parking lot either!.

(13) 146th to 156th (Hwy 20 and the end of the trail). (Can't remember if 146th or 156th is Hwy 20)

Parking - Park at 156th (Hwy 20) which is a nice parking area.

Trail info: If you park on the Hwy 20 parking lot and go south until you come to the 2 bridges, you will have gone 2 1/2 miles one way (which is what we did).  Nice park of the trail.

Cons: no water the entire 2 1/2 miles!. No water at the HWY 20 parking lot either!.

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Owen Park -

Northwest of downtown Tulsa. Has a large fountain with lots of ducks and geese. Bring bread. There is a Citgo convenience store about 1 mile west you can walk to thru the neighborhood but alot of barking dogs.

Directions - take I244 to HWY 51/64, take the ? exit and go north 2 blocks.

Pros: Large trees and alot of trees. Beautiful older park, Has a large fountain with a sitting area where you can feed the ducks.

Cons: Somewhat small area. If you walk thru the neighborhood, alot of barking dogs. Economically depressed area.

 

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PSO Trail -

Part of the River Parks West trail.,
Park at 45th and Elwood ( or 41st and Elwood at the soccer fields) or 21st and Elwood.
Great trail for dogs. Little traffic, great scenery and trees. Runs in front of PSO plant on west side of the Arkansas River. Make in 1998. Great view of the river. Only about 1 mile long. Winding asphalt trail.

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Ray Harral Nature Park
 

Nearest main intersection - In Broken Arrow - 121st and Elm, then 1/2 mile East.

Directions and parking - South of Spring Creek Elementary school. Has it's own parking area.

Length of trail - 2-3 miles total.

Pros - Lots of trees, plants, pond. Well laid out. Clean.

Cons - No water, trash cans.

Other info - Park is about 1/3 mile long and 1/3 mile wide. Surrounded on the south - east- west sides by housing additions. North area is the school fields that are very open and large that you can walk around also. Half the trail is asphalt. Created in 2002. Maintained by the City of Broken Arrow.

This page last updated 1/06.

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Redbud Valley Nature Preserve

Nearest main intersection - On 161st E. Ave between 46th St. North and 26th St. North.

Address: 16150 Redbud Drive, Catoosa.

PH: 918-669-6460

Hours: Wed - Sun. - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. During daylight saving time the park stays open until 7:00 PM on Thursdays only.

Directions and parking - 2 ways to get here.

(1) From Pine and 161st, go north about 1 mile.

(2) From 46th St north (Hwy 266) and 193rd E. Ave (County line or also Hwy 167), go South about 1/2 mile to the Redbud Valley housing addition entrance and turn West, go 1/4 mile and turn right at the big gate. Go about 3 miles.

Length of trail - There are 2 trails here. The one inside the Preserve and the road - 161st (about 5 miles) that leads to the preserve. The 5 mile road is an asphalt road that cars drive on. However, there is only a few homes along the road and the traffic is light.

Pros - The 5 mile road is very windy and hilly with lots of trees, grass, brushes, etc.

Cons - You are on a regular road with cars.

Connects to - None.

Other info -

 

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Reed Park -

41st and West Union. Old but beautiful park with lots of huge trees and squirrels. Clinton Jr. High school nearby. Nearby neighborhood is low income with alot of barking dogs.

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Riggs Jr. Park -

101st between Memorial and Sheridan on north side. No parking. Older park. No facilities. Residential type park only.

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River City Trail (Sand Springs)

(starts at the "River City Park" in Sand Springs) (I)

North of Arkansas River from Wekiwa Rd to Hwy 97. At Hwy 51/64 and 129th W. Ave., then 3 lefts to entrance.
Huge multi-purpose area. BMX area, round up club, soccer fields, run long the Arkansas River. Asphalt trail. Alot of things to look out while walking. Excellent trail.
 

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River Parks East Trail (I)

East side of Arkansas River (11th St to 101st St)

(1) Park at 91st and Riverside - large parking lot.

Going north to 81st, ending at Creek Nation Casino section only. Very boring section. A bald eagle habitat. Cannot see the river for 1 3/4 miles. Riverside drive is very noisy and alot of bikes and people. Bad area to walk dogs. Little shade.

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River Parks East Trail Extension (I)

What Incog says - as of 3/06
Along east side of Arkansas River, from 101st St to 121st St
Conceptual design
Conceptual design anticipated to be complete Fall 2006
 

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River Parks West Trail - 11th to I-44(I)

West side of Arkansas River (11th St to I-44). Great trail. Not to busy. Beautiful trees and scenery. Lots of parking areas on Elwood. Includes the PSO trail.

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River Parks West Trail - I-44 to 71st


West side of Arkansas River (I-44 to 71st St.)
Design Complete
Negotiating easements w/ RR – anticipate awarding contract in mid 2006, construction late 2006
 

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Riverwalk Trail (Bixby) (I) -

Part of the Riverwalk Crossing outdoor mall area on the west side of the Arkansas River on 97th. Pedestrian bridge nearby. The beginning of the Creek Turnpike trail is here. Trail mostly undeveloped.

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Rogers Point Park - (Catoosa)

Directions and parking - in North Catoosa on Hwy 66 just north of the Verdigris Bridge on the east side. Large parking area.

Length of trail - 2 miles? Can walk to the west side of Hwy 66 by going under the Hwy 66 bridge to the old RT truck plaza.

Pros -Can walk down to the Verdigris River. There is one very pretty place, down at the river, at the east - northeast part of the park.

Cons - No bathrooms, water. Little shade.

Connects to - NOne

Other info - used mostly as a boat launch area. Has 12 picnic tables, 6 of which have covers on the upper area and 6 without covers on the lower area. A small rodeo area with bleachers.

 

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Sand Springs Lake (at Lakeside).

Directions and parking - Take HWY 51/64 to 81st W. Ave, turn right (north) ,go to first left (to the park road).

Length of trail -1 mile

Pros - Beautiful man-made lake. Well maintained. Surrounded by an expensive housing area.

Cons - No water or convenience stores.

Connects to - a dirt trail that goes East for about 1/2 mile.

Other info -

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Sand Springs Trail - at River City Park (see River City Trail -Sand Springs)

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Skelly By-Pass Neighborhood Trail (I)

What incog says:  http://www.incog.org/Transportation/Documents/TrailContacts.htm

Location and Description:   This trail was constructed in conjunction with the sound barrier along the Skelly By-pass and primarily used by the neighborhood. The trail begins at Yale Ave. and extends east along Fulton St. paralleling I-44 to 42nd St. The trail is approximately 1.0 miles long.
Type:   asphalt.
Parking Areas:   none.
Restrooms and Water Fountains:   none.
Connections to Other Trails: Future connections to the On-Street Bikeway System

Location: Yale Ave. to Fulton St., paralleling I-44 to 42nd St.

What we say:

Map

Nearest main intersection - Runs between Yale and Sheridan parallel to I-44 on north side.

Directions and parking - 2 places to park.

(1) On Yale just north of I-44 (around 45th ?) turn east and park on the grass.
(2) On 41st, halfway between Yale and Sheridan, park at the Petsmart. Trail starts behind Petsmart.

Length of trail - 1 mile   

Pros - Nice neighborhood on north side.

Cons -Only 1 mile long. Somewhat noisy from the I-44 traffic.

Connects to - A bike trail about 1/3 mile north of 41st down a busy Hudson road.

Other info -

This page last updated - 1-9-06

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Springdale Park -On  Admiral between Lewis and Harvard on the north side.

No walking areas. Small park.

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Storm retention area - 14th & Garnett (then 3 blocks south and then 2 blocks east). This area has no name.

Directions and parking - From Garnett go east on about 14th st (don't remember the street name). The street is about 2 blocks south of the Braums and Quiktrip and Warehouse Market on Garnett. Park at the large abandoned church parking lot.

Length of trail - 1 mile loop. However, if you walk east 2 blocks from the east end of the area (down the "mobile home park" road ), you can add another mile by walking the East Central High School trail (that is on the south side of East Central). The trail circles East Central and is part of East Central.

Pros - Mostly quiet area. Fair amount of trees and bushes. Very nice area.

Cons - When you get to the north end of the area, you can see and hear cars and trucks from I-244 or I-44. No water. No trash cans. Little shade (short trees).

Connects to - None.

Other info - This area is an older, somewhat lower income residential area with large lots (on the south side ) and each house is very different. The east side has the mobile home park. 

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Tisdale Expressway Trail

Utilizes the old Osage Dr. roadway surface from Seminole St around Reservoir Hill to Apache Street

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Turkey Mountain Trails -

Between 91st and 101st on Elwood.

Parking - 97th and Elwood - at the Stephen J. Jatras Recreation area. Riverside west trail starts here also and parking lot can fill up fast.
Directions to parking lot -
(1) Take I-44 west to across the Arkansas River bridge, then exit HWY 75 south, then 1 mile south to Elwood, turn left (east on Elwood). Go 1 mile, the parking lot is at the bottom of the huge hill (just east of the church) (Can't see the parking lot on the east side going south on Elwood).

(2) take I-44 to Riverside, turn left on Riverside (south) to 101st bridge, then turn right, go across river to Elwood, turn right.

(1) Wilderness Trail
(2) Pond Trail
(3) Ridge Trail
(4) Lower Trail

(1) Wilderness Trail - 1 mile trail. Starts south of the parking lot. When you first start, take the trail to the left (trail to the right has no markers). Easy trail. Boring trail.

(2) Pond Trail - 2 mile trail. Trail not will marked. Difficult trail. Lots of rocks & gullies & inclines. Narrow trails, only 1 person wide. Only thing of interest is a small pond . Completely shaded trail.

(3) Ridge Trail - 5 miles long. Runs north on the east side of Turkey Mountain (along the Arkansas River) - 2 1/2 miles one direction, then back south on the west side on the mountain (along Elwood).
Great view of Tulsa looking west over the Arkansas River. About 1 mile from the start of the trail is a fork in the road - go left only). Lots of rocks on the trail. Clean trail, no trash. Easy trail to walk. Complete shade.

(4) Lower trail - 1 mile.

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Woodward Park - 21st and Lewis. The most beautiful park in Tulsa. Rose garden nearby.

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Kelly's top 17 Tulsa walking trails and Oklahoma walking trails (in alphabetical order):

Boeing Park (part of Mingo trail).
Chandler Park
Claremore Lake - east and west sides
Crest Hospital to TCC
Haikey Creek
Hicks Park (Part of Mingo trail)
Hunter Park
J.D. Metcalf Storm Detention area (part of Mingo trail)
Liberty Trail
Minshall Park
Mohawk Park
Osage Trail
Ray Harral Nature Park
River City Trail - Sand Springs
River Parks West Trail ( PSO trail).
River Parks West Trail ( from 49th and Elwood go North).
Woodward Park
 



Marilyn's top Tulsa walking trails and Oklahoma walking trails