Beech Creek National Scenic & Botanical Area Trail System
Hodgen, OK 74939
The Beech Creek National Scenic & Botanical Area is comprised of 7,500 acres in southeast Oklahoma. This beautiful area of land also offers 32 miles of hiking trails including the Beech Creek Trail, Turkey Snout Loop and Walnut Mountain Loop. Though the area is busiest in the spring and fall when most of the foliage and plants are on display, the scenic area is open year round for daytime hiking, nature viewing and scenic driving. Of course, there's no better way to enjoy this amazing area than getting up close and personal with nature, so grab a compass and come hiking.
Beech Creek Trail to the Cascades (GPS N 34 35.785, W 94 29.977): This nine mile round-trip trail is recommended for intermediate to expert level hikers, because it requires a creek crossing and has a handful of ill-defined areas that will require you to climb over obstacles or plant life. The hike is worth it for the fantastic views of the Cascades, a small section of rushing water dotted with moss-covered rocks. Bring along a camera for a great photo opportunity.
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-270
On-site Activities: Hiking