Pathfinder Parkway is a paved trail located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. If you're looking for somewhere new to explore with your furry friend, make sure to give this trail a go! The trail is about 12 miles long, and it weaves you through beautiful woods, over bridges, and even through a tunnel or two.
Pathfinder Parkway has three different access points, and parking is free and plentiful at each of them, so you don't need to fret over finding somewhere to park. Since this trail is out-and-back, it's perfect for both novice and advanced hikers. When you feel like you've walked enough, just turn around and head back the way you came. There's no need to circle around.
The trail is pretty pupular, so it's likely you and Fido will encounter people no matter what time of day you go. In particularly, bicyclists frequent the trail often, as it's entirely paved. It might be a good idea to keep your pup close to you.
Your dog is required to be on-leash while hiking the trail with you. Even the most well-trained dogs can be easily distracted by wildlife like deer and birds, so it's really for their own safety. You're responsible for cleaning up after your pup, as well, and the trail's staff kindly requests that you do. The trail is beautiful, and the image shouldn't be ruined by any messes your dog tries to -- kindly -- leave behind. While there are some trash bins located along the trail, you'll want to make sure you bring along some waste bags from home, as none are provided for you.
Overall, Pathfinder Parkway is a beautiful trail that's perfect for everyone, including Fifi, whether you've been hiking for years or are just getting started. We're pawsitive we can hear your dog searching for their leash and begging to go!