Keystone Ancient Forest

160 Ancient Forest Dr
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Keystone Ancient Forest

160 Ancient Forest Dr
Sand Springs, OK 74063

The Keystone Ancient Forest in northeast Oklahoma has been around for centuries: the oldest tree found in the forest is over 500 years old. 300-year-old post oaks and 500-year-old cedar trees invite visitors into a quiet, uncultivated wilderness. Take in the fresh air and the spectacular views from within the forest, which is situated on scenic Keystone Lake. Inhabitants of the Keystone Ancient Forest include deer, American eagles, bobcats, migratory birds and over 80 species of butterflies. 

This serene 1,360-acre nature preserve is open four days a week and offers several well-maintained primitive hiking trails ranging from easy half-mile hikes to challenging four-mile trails. Located just off the parking lot, the paved Childers Trail is ADA accessible and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Spurring off of the Childer's Trail, the 2.8-mile Frank Trail is a moderately difficult-rated trail of compacted stone and bare soil. For a longer, more challenging hike, try the Wilson Trail or the Falls Trail. Volunteer trail guides are on-site to answer questions and help you on your way.





Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hiking is allowed Thursday-Sunday. Dogs are allowed the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. Please click the orange website button at the top of this page to see the upcoming dates.
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