Heart Healthy Trails in Oklahoma

Start your journey to health at one of these state park and city trails across Oklahoma.

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Getting heart healthy is just a step away with this handy list of state park and city trails across the state. Nearly a third of Oklahoma State Parks offer an official Heart Healthy Trail, which is classified as a paved trail or nature/hiking trail that is of easy to moderate difficulty and marked by Heart Healthy Trail signs at 1/4 mile intervals. Take a look at the list below and remember - the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!

Oklahoma State Parks with Heart Healthy Trails:

Alabaster Caverns State Park - Freedom

The Raptor’s Roost Trail is an easy-to-walk, 0.40 mile trail that begins near the park office and ends at the northwest corner of the parking lot west of the park office and picnic shelter.

Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufuala State Park - Canadian

This paved 0.35 mile trail follows the outer loop of Turkey Flats Campground. After setting up your RV or tent, enjoy an easy stroll through this family friendly campground.

Beavers Bend State Park - Broken Bow

The Beaver Creek Trail, which has a one-way distance of 0.83 mile, begins in the parking lot of the Forest Heritage Center and takes guests through the heart of the park connecting to the David Boren Hiking Trail.

At .044 miles, the Lakeview Lodge Heart Healthy Trail offers a wonderful escape into the scenic forest and lakeshore surrounding the lodge. Please keep mind access will be limited to this trail due to lodge renovation.

Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park - Afton

The Nature Trail is a 0.55 mile one-way trail that takes visitors along the shores of Grand Lake. Along the trail are two wildlife viewing areas, both with watch towers. Much of the trail is paved, and a wildflower plot is also located along the trail.

Boiling Springs State Park - Woodward

The Scout Trail, which has a one-way distance of 0.83 mile, begins at the northern tip of Shaul Lake and takes guests through the park’s best flora and fauna.

Fort Cobb State Park - Fort Cobb

Three segments of the Western Oaks Trail are designated as this park’s Heart Healthy Trail. Periodically, portions of this trail are under water or are too wet to cross, so please use caution.

Foss State Park - Foss

Walk along the 0.88 mile, one way Great Western Trail, which connects Cottonwood Campground to the Cedar Point Area.

Great Plains State Park - Mountain Park

This park’s Heart Healthy Trail is a paved 0.40 mile, one way trail that takes hikers along the shores of beautiful Tom Steed Reservoir.

Lake Eufaula State Park - Checotah

At just over a mile and a half, this trail begins at scenic Hummingbird Beach and follows the disc golf course through the heart of the park.

Lake Murray State Park - Ardmore

The park offers a paved, one mile trail that takes visitors from the lodge and cabin area to the park office and fishing pier.

Lake Texoma State Park - Kingston

A paved portion of the Running Deer Trail offers an easy 0.50 mile down and back hike.

Lake Thunderbird State Park - Norman

Two different portions of the Hog Creek Trail make up this park’s Heart Healthy Trail. The western leg of the trail extends from Alameda Drive to the Hog Creek Campground and is 1.13 miles in one direction. The eastern leg of the trail extends from the corner of Alameda Drive and Indian Point Road to the Hickory Hill Area and is 1.03 miles in one direction.

Lake Wister State Park - Wister

The ADA-compliant, paved trail just south of Wards Campground will take guests along an easy 0.40 mile loop around Lake Wister.

Natural Falls State Park - Colcord

Enjoy the relaxing sound of the falls while hiking this relaxed, paved trail, comfortably perched in the center of the park.

Quartz Mountain State Park - Lone Wolf

This fully paved, scenic 1.80 mile trail begins at the park entrance, winds throught the woods and over the North Fork River before ending at the Nature Center.

Roman Nose State Park - Watonga

The Three Springs Loop Trail connects the picnic area with Big and Middle Springs and the CCC pavilion. The trail is easy to walk and has a one-way distance of 0.25 mile.

Salt Plains State Park - Jet

An easy-to-walk portion of the Nathan Boone Trail will take guests along a 0.30 mile, one way walk from the trailhead to the turn-around across from Coon Hollow Road.

A Growing List of City Parks with Walking Trails:

Ada - Wintersmith Park

Anadarko - Randlett Park

Ardmore - Ardmore Regional Park

Bartlesville - Johnstone Park

Beaver - Beaver Dunes Park

Bethany - Eldon Lyon Park

Bixby - Washington Irving Park

Blackwell - Legion Park

Buffalo/Laverne - Doby Springs Recreation Park

Canton - Canton Lake

Choctaw - Choctaw Creek Park

Chickasha - Shannon Springs Park

Claremore - Claremore Lake Park

Clinton - Acme Brick Park

Duncan - Heritage Trails

Durant - Carl Albert Memorial Park

Edmond - E.C. Hafer Park

El Reno - Legion Park

Elk City - Ackley Park West

Enid - Meadowlake Park

Frederick - Lake Frederick

Guymon - Thompson Park

Hennessey - Bull Foot Park

Jenks - Veterans Park

Kingfisher - Kingfisher City Park

Lawton-Fort Sill - Lawton Parks & Recreation

McAlester - McAlester Arboretum

Miami - George Francis Riverview Park

Midwest City - Spirit Trails Network

Moore - Buck Thomas Park

Muskogee - Honor Heights Park

Mustang - Mustang Parks

Norman - Norman Parks

Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City Parks

Okmulgee - Hawthorne Park

Owasso - Centennial Park

Ponca City - Lester & Mary Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

Poteau - Old Frisco Trail

Pryor Creek - Pryor Creek Nature Trail

Purcell - Purcell Lake

Sayre - Sayre RV & City Park

Shawnee - Woodland Park

Stillwater - Boomer Lake Park

Stilwell - Adair Park

Tahlequah - Tahlequah History Trail

Tishomingo - Pennington Creek Park

Tulsa - Tulsa City Parks / Tulsa County Parks / Tulsa River Parks

Weatherford - Rader Park

Woodward - Goetzinger Walking Trails

Yukon - Yukon Parks

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