Oklahoma has a number of trails with minimal obstacles. Some are very easy and others are wheelchair accessible. Here are just a few of them.
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?Antelope and Buffalo Springs Trail 1.2 miles, Fishing Rock 0.8 mile, Lakeview 0.5 miles, and Travertine Creek Trail 1.5 miles one way, are all describes as “easy”. Call the park to learn if they are appropriate for you.
Ouachita National Forest Oklahoma Ranger district phone 918-653-2991
? Cedar Lake and Old Pine Trails Both these trails are rated “Easiest”. It would be a good idea to call ahead to be sure what that means. There are some steps leading up to a bridge. Brochure and Map Described on Arklahoma Hiker.
Cedar Lake trail is 2.9 miles one way and “….offers an array of opportunities to day hikers who want to view waterfowl and wading birds which frequent the lake.”
The Old Pine Trail is 0.4 mile. It “…..begins at the Cedar Lake day use area and loops to one of the lake’s feeder streams. Interpretive signs along the trail identify the animals that live in the area.”
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Trails Map Phone: 918-773-5251 or -5252
Horton Slough Trail 1 mile paved. “Visitors walk through a forested area, while enjoying views of the wetland and wildlife that inhabit it. An overlook and benches provide opportunities to enjoy the scenery. ”
Sandtown Nature Trail 1 mile paved. The trail “….offers a view across the Arkansas and Canadian Rivers’ delta.” It “…. highlights the diversity of habitat as it transitions into bottomland hardwoods. This is where visitors might also catch a glimpse of the refuge’s more inconspicuous residents like bobcats and armadillos.”
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge Trails Phone: 580-371-2402
Oklahoma Legacy Arboretum is .25 miles and “meanders through the hummingbird and butterfly gardens ……”
Craven Nature Trail is “one of the best places on the refuge to delve into wildlife….” The first 1/4 mile of the trails is paved and the rest is gravel.
Boiling Springs State Park Map Trails Accessibility phone 580-256-7664
? “The Boiling Springs State Park Trail System includes five hiking and mountain trails of various lengths that are perfect for beginners. Both the Whitetail Trail and Spring Hill Trails are a quarter mile long, while the River Nature Trail is three quarters mile long.” These sound likely, but call first in case there are stairs or other obstacles.
Lake Eufaula State Park Map Accessibility Trails phone 918-689-5311
Crazy Snake Interpretive Trail is a paved, 1/4 mile nature trail which “provides both shady secluded areas and open meadows dotted with wildflowers in the spring. Educational signs about the local plant and animal life are placed at a comfortable height for visitors in wheelchairs.”
Oklahoma State Parks links to each park with contact information
Bluff Creek Park has a 2 mile ADA paved walking running path which “loops through scenic wooded areas along the park’s western edge…” It then “… sweeps along the eastern side of the park.” Phone 297-3882 for information.
Martin Park Nature Center Construction on the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Trail was started November 2014. Call 405-755-0676 for information.
Nature For The Blind has a directory of Braille trails for almost every state in the US and for many other countries.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair accessible trails in Oklahoma.