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The Best Hiking in Oklahoma

Looking for the best hiking in Oklahoma? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oklahoma. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Oklahoma

  • Lawton, Oklahoma

    Climb at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

    4.5
    The Wichita Mountains is a paradise for those trapped in the flat lands of Oklahoma and Texas! From Oklahoma City it's approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, and from Dallas/Ft Worth (TX) approx. 4 hours.Talk about a place that holds tons of potential and houses some of the best climbs in the state! Over th...
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  • Wilburton, Oklahoma

    Mountain Trail to the Bluffs

    5.0
    3 mi / 604 ft gain
    In the heart of the picturesque Sans Bois Mountains, is Robbers Cave State Park. Robbers Cave State Park is rich in its history with outlaws and also provides unbelievable scenery and various outdoor activities to enjoy. A great way to view the Sans Bois Mountains as well as the scenic Lake Carl...
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  • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

    Bison Trail

    4.7
    6.19 mi / 433 ft gain
    The Wichita Mountains rise rather dramatically from the flat plains of Southwest Oklahoma that surround them. In 1901, the roughly 59,000 acres of land were established as a wildlife refuge to preserve endangered species and to reintroduce animals that had once been eliminated from the area. Toda...
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  • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

    Elk Mountain

    4.0
    2.82 mi / 538 ft gain
    Elk Mountain is one of the tallest granite peaks in the beautiful Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Its summit is at 2,270 feet, and the Elk Mountain Trail allows hikers to be able to view the Charon Garden Wilderness and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge from the top. This hike is perfect p...
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  • Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Underground Urbexing in Tulsa

    4.3
    3 mi
    Park at the Blue Rose restaurant’s parking lot on Riverside Drive and head south along the trail until you reach the 23rd Street Bridge. Head down toward the river and you'll soon see the large entryway into the tunnel. Large amounts of graffiti will be present, and depending on the water level,...
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  • Hodgen, Oklahoma

    Backpack the Horsethief Springs Trail

    12.7 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Park your car in the east parking lot at Cedar Lake and you will find the trailhead on the southeast side of the lot. You will immediately head south on the Horse Thief Springs Trail. There are several cutoffs and side trails along this route, but follow the white blazes on the trees and you will...
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  • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

    Post Oak Falls

    4.0
    1.46 mi / 322 ft gain
    Park at the Post Oak/Treasure lake Trailhead. Follow one of the well-worn trails north. There are a few trails at the start that eventually wind into each other. After 1/2 mile of going due north up and down some hills and crossing a plateau, look for a small unmarked trail heading east off the m...
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  • Muskogee, Oklahoma

    Ankle Express Trail to the Swinging Bridge

    3.0
    4.96 mi / 390 ft gain
    With beautiful lakeside views and a swinging bridge as a destination, the Ankle Express hiking trail in Greenleaf State Park provides a decent amount of uphill hiking and scenery. The Ankle Express trail head is located just across the Deer Run campground at Greenleaf State Park. There is parkin...
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  • Hitchcock, Oklahoma

    Roman Nose State Park Loop

    4.3
    2.71 mi / 223 ft gain
    Roman Nose State Park is a great weekend getaway that offers plenty of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are 4 interconnected trails that are easily accessible. I recommend taking the Lake Loop Trail to the Mesa Loop Trail. This route will take you to Inspiration Point where you will h...
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  • Hinton, Oklahoma

    Hike the California Road Nature Trail Loop

    3.0
    2.3 mi / 262 ft gain
    Red Rock Canyon is approximately one hour west of Oklahoma City, the entrance is on the south side of the town of Hinton. You can easily drive past the entryway if you aren't looking for the turn off to Red Rock Canyon Road. The California Nature Trail is on the southern end of the park and has e...
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  • Wilburton, Oklahoma

    Hike the Rough Canyon Trail past the Cattail Pond Junction

    2.2 mi / 980 ft gain
    Located west of the infamous Robbers Cave, the alleged hideout of outlaws Jesse James and Belle Star, is the picturesque Rough Canyon Trail.The Rough Canyon Trailhead begins to the west of Robbers Cave and is accessible by parking in the Robbers Cave parking lot. You will begin the hike along Bla...
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  • Cleo Springs, Oklahoma

    Cathedral Mountain Trail at Gloss Mountain SP

    3.5
    1.12 mi / 180 ft gain
    In central western Oklahoma, there is a fiery hued “mountain” range that is unique for its shiny, mirror like exterior due to its high selenite content layered upon each other during the prehistoric times. This colorful myriad of mesas and buttes towering almost 1,600 feet above sea level is call...
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  • Atoka, Oklahoma

    McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area Loop

    5.0
    8.95 mi / 807 ft gain
    There are a number of different routes to be taken throughout the 25-mile plus trail system. The main loop is about 10 miles in length, and is mostly gradual inclines, but does contain a few steep sections that descend into, or ascend out of Little Bugaboo, Bugaboo, and Wildcat Canyons. The creek...
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  • Watonga, Oklahoma

    Hike the Three Springs trail at Roman Nose SP

    2.0
    0.2 mi / 50 ft gain
    The Natural Springs Trail located in Roman Nose State parks is an excellent family friendly hike. The trail is very easy to find . When you come in from the park entrance just keep going straight do not take the right fork.You will keep going for about 2 miles. You will take the right turn onto ...
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  • Waynoka, Oklahoma

    Photograph Little Sahara State Park

    In western Oklahoma and just a few miles south of the town of Waynoka, is a sand dune gem called Little Sahara State Park. Known to ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts all over the region, Little Sahara State Park contains over 1,500 acres of golden sand dunes towering up to 75 feet high that were form...
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  • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

    Hike to the Lower Rock Rooms via Charon's Garden Trail

    3 mi / 100 ft gain
    This hike can be difficult for a dog. There is one area where crossing the boulders can be dangerous. Use caution and turn around if you're not comfortable taking kids or pets over the some of the boulder jumps. They are easy but there is a drop between some of the boulders. Start from the Sunset...
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