Turkey Mountain is an important landmark on Tulsa’s riverfront. The trail is a public park encompassing hundreds of rugged, wooded acres. The trail is generally considered an easy trail route. The elevation gain of the trail is 78 feet to 994 feet. The forest and mountain are a great example of a cross-timber area representing the Great Plains and the Ozark Plateau transition. Turkey Mountain is used for most recreational purposes, such as hiking, walking, and running, with other mountain biking and horseback riding. A recent survey has given that it is a regional and national attraction with documented evidence. The wilderness has two large lakes and several miles of winding dirt trails. Turkey Mountain is purposefully held in a wilderness state to provide a challenging recreational experience. The miles of mostly flat trails and manicured park areas along the riverfront provide a demanding recreational experience.
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TURKEY MOUNTAIN URBAN WILDERNESS AREA REVIEWS
This is a great hiking area. We did 5 miles of the trails and based on the map there's plenty more. The area is beautiful and even though it's pretty thick woods the trails are well marked and easy to follow.
We love hiking here especially in the fall. There are many walking trails. There are some super cool bike trails even some for downhill speed trails with jumps. It was fun to watch the bikers. Some trails are easier than others but all are well marked and everything is kept up nicely.
The new trails are making Turkey Mountain the place to be whether you are on a bike or foot. They are holding up so much better to the hard rains we get.
Mohawk Park, with 3,300 acres, is Tulsa's largest park and one of the country's largest municipal parks. The large park was built as part of a public works project in 1924 that pumped drinking water from the Spavinaw Dam to Tulsa. The park's more than 800 acres include the Oxley Nature Centre, which offers hiking and picnics, a 5-acre marsh with a 600-foot boardwalk and observation tower, and 9+ miles of trails. Hands-on exhibits, an observation beehive, bathrooms, and drinking water are available at the interpretative center. There are also plenty of animals and waterfowl in the neighborhood, as well as the Tulsa Zoo and the Mohawk Park Golf Course, a 36-hole disc golf course, multiple CCC-era picnic shelters, a polo field, and miles of horse trails.
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MOHAWK PARK REVIEWS
Excellent playground designed by same designers as The Gathering Place on Riverside Drive. The exhibits are very amazing especially the Lost Kingdom! The animals are really up close and in very natural looking environments.
Great place to fish or disc golf. Almost sort of a hidden gem in Tulsa since folks don’t typically make the drive from South to North, so you feel secluded and at peace most times.
Beautiful park! Funny enough, I actually prefer it while it's lightly raining or maybe right after a good rain! I play disc golf here and in that environment, it's SO NICE!
Oxley Nature Center is one of the leading hiking trails in Tulsa. The park has an 804-acre wildlife sanctuary with over 9 miles of trails in a lush bottomland forest. The visitor Center has hands-on displays and a nature viewing area. The elevation gain of the trail is 6 feet. The trail is loop type. The Nature Center is a beautiful place to experience Tulsa area wildlife. Hiking trails are mostly wheelchair and stroller accessible. Paths allow access to the Nature Center's forests, fields, and wetlands. There is a children's section featuring immersive exhibits and an indoor viewing of a live beehive. Dogs are not allowed on this hiking trail. Gift shop, Family Restrooms, and touchless bottle filler available.
Tue-Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm
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OXLEY NATURE CENTER REVIEWS
The staff was very sweet and helpful for our first time there! The trails are very maintained, well kept and suitable for a two year old! We had a fun time looking a wildlife and even got a close up encounter with an armadillo. I felt very safe walking the trails with my kiddo. Highly recommend going here!
This nature center is so awesome! Very kid and family oriented! Not only do they have great trails that gets you close to nature, the inside building part is a great experience itself. A great place me and my family try to go every weekend!
Perfect place for me to just go and just walk to unwind or sit at my favorite spot. Plenty of creatures around too!.