Heading to Tulsa or already a resident? Then don’t miss the River Park Trails in Tulsa, Oklahoma where you and your pup can spend a pawtastic day hiking together. This rail trail offers any pup-fitness level a great day.
There are 2 trails which run for a total of 18.9 miles, and along each side of the Arkansas River, with pedestrian connections across the water at several points along the trail. Pick up the 10.9-mile East Bank Trail anywhere along the river, from 11th Street to 101st Street, or you can hop on the 8-mile West Bank Trail along water’s edge from 71st Street to Southwest Blvd.
Both the East and West Bank River Park Trails offer paved, level paths for both bicyclists, hikers, walkers and joggers. There is a double-lane divided path, running alongside a single lane path. The double lane allows bicyclists to pass each other in either direction and the single lane offers solitude for walkers/joggers and those with strollers. These three lanes then meander along both sides of the river for spectacular views of the city of Tulsa.
A few features along the East Bank Trail include Johnson and Helmerich Park, and Eagle and Wildlife areas. There is also a fitness station and hammock area at the E. 56th Street junction. Amenities along the West Bank Trail include the Turkey Mountain Wilderness, River Skate Park and access to put in your kayak! Be sure to check out the trail map for specific details about these amenities.
The entire length of both trails is lighted, so you can make use of the shorter winter days. The only time the lights are off are during the city’s curfew hours of 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Restrooms, parking and drinking fountains can be found at 5 locations along either route.
The River Park Trails are dedicated to you and your pup’s hiking fun!