Where to Walk, Run, Hike or Bike

We’ve compiled a list of more than 30 public locations in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area that are great places to walk, run, bike, hike or take part in water activities.

We have organized the list according to location: the north-south dividing point is the Oklahoma River and the east-west dividing point is I-235.

If your favorite outdoor public spot is not listed, please let us know.

Walking/Running | Biking | Hiking | Water Sports | Other Activities

Walking/Running

Map your walk or run with this convenient and free online tool.

The city of Oklahoma City has an interactive map of its network of more than 80 miles of multi-use, interconnected trails. See it here.

► Central Metro Area
The Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum at Will Rogers Gardens – WALKING ONLY
3400 N.W. 36th St., Oklahoma City
Recent upgrades to the arboretum include the addition of three connected trails featuring 10-foot concrete pathways that are ADA compliant. The paths travel through the Charles E. Spark Rose Garden, the areas featuring azaleas, shady perennials and a stream with a waterfall feature. Parking is available.
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Dolese Youth Park
5105 N.W. 50th St., Oklahoma City

A 2.1-miles unpaved nature trail winds around a lake in this 139-acre park.
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Luther Dulaney Park
2931 N.W. 41st St., Oklahoma City
Features a 0.18-mile concrete sidewalk.
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Edgemere Park
Northwest 33rd Street and Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City
Located within the Edgemere Park Historic District, the park is the centerpiece of this charming neighborhood.
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Goodholm Park, 2701 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City
Park features a 0.2-mile concrete sidewalk.
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Grand Boulevard between Northwest 63rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
The area is located within Nichols Hills and features walking trails with small parks.
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McKinley Park, 1300 N. McKinley, Oklahoma City
Located near the Oklahoma City University campus, the park features a 0.3-mile concrete sidewalk. Other park amenities include a soccer field, playground and sprayground.
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Memorial Park
Northwest 35th Street and Classen Avenue, Oklahoma City
Visitors to this historic park can either enjoy a stroll along a ½-mile(+) gravel trail or a nearly ½-mile concrete walkway.
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Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City
The Myriad Botanical Gardens offers visitors a 15-acre natural escape in the very heart of downtown. Paths around and through the Gardens allow for walking and running. Each spring through early winter, the Gardens is the site of a Full Moon Bike Ride and Timed Training Run. In September 2015, the Gardens will introduce two walking tour routes. The Plants for Water Conservation route is nearly a half-mile in distance and will take walkers along gardens that highlight the plants. The Plants for Color route is just over one-half mile in distance and follows the gardens colorful plantings. Learn more here.
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Oklahoma City University campus – WALKING ONLY
2501 N. Blackwelder
A walking path winds through the campus.
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Oklahoma River
The river corridor begins a quarter of a mile west of Meridian Avenue and extends to Eastern Avenue, Oklahoma City
Asphalt trails along both the north and south sides of the scenic seven-mile corridor.

Smitty Park, 2400 N.W. 44th St., Oklahoma City
Located in the Mayfair Heights neighborhood just south of Penn Square Mall, the park features a .25-mile concrete sidewalk as well as a baseball field and playground
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► North Metro Area
Bluff Creek Park
4551 W. Hefner Rd. (northwest corner of Lake Hefner Road and North Meridian Avenue), Oklahoma City
Runners and walkers will love the 1-mile asphalt trail that loops through wooded areas along the park’s western edge while another 1-mile asphalt trail is located along the eastern side of the park. Both trails are ADA compliant. For the adventure-minded, 3.1 miles of a single-track dirt trail provides space for mountain bikers and trail runners and includes steep inclines, exposed tree roots and water crossings. Parking is available.
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Edmond Hills & Arcadia area
Far northeast Edmond, 2nd Street/US 77 area
If you’re looking for a running or walking challenge, try this area. Both places offer rural rolling roads. There are also lots of parks and trails around the lake.

Bert Cooper Trails at Lake Hefner Park
Located between Lake Hefner Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard from Wilshire to Northwest 108th Street, Oklahoma City
The 9.8-mile paved asphalt and concrete loop is a favorite feature of this 4,000-acre lake and park.
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Harvest Hills Park, 8235 N.W. 104th St., Oklahoma City
Located west of Lake Hefner, the park offers a 0.2-mile concrete sidewalk as well as basketball goals, playground and sprayground.
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Macklanburg Park, 2234 N.W. 117th St., Oklahoma City
Park includes a 0.3-mile concrete sidewalk trail as well as a baseball field, gymnasium, tennis courts and sprayground.
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Martin Nature Park
5000 W. Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City
A key feature of the 140-acre wildlife sanctuary and educational center is the 3-mile nature trail.
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J.L. Mitch Park
1501 W. Covell, Edmond
A 5.5-mile paved walkway outlines the perimeter of this large public park. The public can use the walkway to access various features of the park including a skate park and several group pavilions.
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Oklahoma Christian University – Eagle Trail
2501 E. Memorial Rd., Edmond
This trail features side-by-side asphalt and crushed granite paths for a distance of 3.1 miles around the campus. Features include lighting, landscaping and security phones. The trail connects with the Edmond trails system and will eventually connect with the Oklahoma City trails system.
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Quail Creek Park, 11102 Quail Creek Rd., Oklahoma City
Located northwest of the Hefner Road and North May Avenue intersection, the park has a 0.4-mile concrete sidewalk trail and also features a playground.
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► South Metro Area
Brook Creek Trail, 1601 S.W. 25th St., Oklahoma City
Located off South Pennsylvania Avenue, the park includes a 0.5-mile concrete/asphalt sidewalk.
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Earlywine Park
Southwest 119th Street and South May Avenue, Oklahoma City
A 1.5-mile paved walkway attracts area residents of all ages to this 453-acre park that is home to a YMCA branch.
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Syl Goldman Park
5222 S. Independence Ave., Oklahoma City
This small city park not far from the Will Rogers Airport has 0.8 miles of concrete sidewalk for walking and running.
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Hathaway Park, 3730 S. Lindsey Ave., Oklahoma City
Bordered on the north by Southeast Grand Boulevard, the park features a 0.38-mile concrete sidewalk as well baseball field, basketball goals, playground and sprayground.
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Lippert Park, 5500 S. Shartel Ave., Oklahoma City
Park has a 0.3-mile concrete sidewalk, a baseball field, playground and sprayground.
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McCracken Park
425 S.E. 64th St., Oklahoma City
Though it’s a short trail with only 0.4 miles of a concrete sidewalk, the setting is nice and parking is good. Use this trail for multiple laps or for a short stroll.
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Merrel Medley Park
1100 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City
With 0.8 miles of limestone screening, this trail is short but works well for a quick run/walk or for multiple laps around the park.
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Schilling Park
601 S.E. 25th St., Oklahoma City
This neighborhood park features 0.4 miles of concrete sidewalk around sports fields, playground equipment and picnic areas. Parking is available.
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Sellers Park, 8301 S. Villa Ave., Oklahoma City
The park sits between Southwest 83rd and Southwest 84th streets along Villa. A 0.4-mile concrete sidewalk borders the park that also includes baseball and soccer fields and a sprayground.
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Shallowbrook Park, 4901 S. Shallow Brook Dr., Oklahoma City
Located in southeastern part of Oklahoma City, the park includes a 0.5-mile concrete sidewalk, baseball field and playground.How To Get There

South Grand Trail
Southwest 36th Street, Oklahoma City
There is 8.75 miles of paved trails run along the street median beginning at May Avenue.
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South Lakes Regional Park
4210 S.W.119th Street, Oklahoma City
Enjoy 1.25 miles of walking trails in this 158-acre park that also features a large playground, picnic shelters with tables and 11 soccer fields.
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Taylor Park, 1113 S.W. 70th St., Oklahoma City
Located between Western Avenue and Blackwelder Avenue, the park has a 0.3-mile concrete sidewalk  and also features a playground and sprayground.
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Top O’Town Park
2101 S. Everest Ave., Oklahoma City
A short path of only 0.3 miles of concrete sidewalk makes this an easy run/walk good for multiple laps. Located next to a school, so access and parking are good.
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Tulsa Park, 2500 S. Tulsa Ave., Oklahoma City
Tucked within a neighborhood along Southwest 23rd Street, the park has recently undergone renovations and expansions and features a .25-mile concrete walking path, basketball goals and a playground.
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► East Metro Area
Joe B. Barnes Regional Park
8700 E. Reno, Midwest City
A 1.25-mile paved walking trail connects to the historic Soldier Creek Nature Trail, a five-mile nature walking area that runs from Northeast 10th Street and Midwest Boulevard to Southeast 15th Street and Century Boulevard. The nature walking trail features ¼-mile markers.
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Harrah Heritage Park
1374 N. Church Ave., Harrah
Walkers and runners alike will enjoy the one-mile asphalt trail that winds through the popular public park that also features a splash pad..
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McCoy Park
8200 N.E. 36th St., Spencer (behind Spencer City Hall)
Sidewalks wind throughout the beautiful landscape filled with trees. Park also features playgrounds, picnic tables and benches along the trail. Trail is great for walking, running or biking and leads from the adjacent neighborhood.
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Minnis Lakeview Park
Northeast 36th Street and N. Hiwassee Rd., Oklahoma City
Minnis Lakeview Park is near Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center and is totally accessible for employees and nearby residents to walk before work, after work, lunchtime and weekends.
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► West Metro Area
Chisholm Trail Park
500 W. Vandament, Yukon
A ¼-mile+ walking paved path follows the outline of the unique boot-shaped flower bed. Path is available to the public year round from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Parking is available.
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Lake Overholser Trails
Northwest 10th Street and County Line Road, Oklahoma City
There is a 3.2-mile paved walking trail on the east side of this historic municipal lake that was completed in 1919. At its north point, the trail connects with the Hefner-Overholser trail. In addition, the Route 66 Park, located on the west side of the lake, features a 1.4-mile paved walking trail.
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Eldon Lyon Park
7401 N.W. 36th Street, Bethany
Large park features a 1.5-mile paved trail.
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Biking

See proper trails etiquette tips here.

The city of Oklahoma City has an interactive map of its network of more than 80 miles of multi-use, interconnected trails. See it here.

► Central Metro Area
Shartel Boulevard between Northwest 36th and 41st streets
The tree-lined area features rolling hills as well as pedestrian lane on both sides of street. Broadway Park is located on the east side at Northwest 38th Street.
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Oklahoma River
The river corridor begins a quarter of a mile west of Meridian Avenue and extends to Eastern Avenue, Oklahoma City
Asphalt trails along both the north and south sides of the scenic 7-mile corridor.

► North Metro Area
Bluff Creek Park – MOUNTAIN BIKES ONLY
4551 W. Hefner Rd. (northwest corner of Lake Hefner Road and North Meridian Avenue), Oklahoma City
Runners and walkers will love the 1-mile asphalt trail that loops through wooded areas along the park’s western edge while another 1-mile asphalt trail is located along the eastern side of the park. Both trails are ADA compliant. For the adventure-minded, 3.1 miles of a single-track dirt trail provides space for mountain bikers and trail runners and includes steep inclines, exposed tree roots and water crossings. Parking is available.
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Bert Cooper Trails at Lake Hefner Park
Located between Lake Hefner Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard from Wilshire to Northwest 108th Street, Oklahoma City
The 9.2-mile paved asphalt and concrete loop is a favorite feature of this 4,000-acre lake and park. See map of trail here.
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Katy Trail, 400 N. High Ave., Oklahoma City
The trail meanders 7.3 miles east then north. The north trailhead is located at Deep Fork Creek, near I-44 and Grand Boulevard. The trail runs along portions of the old Katy railroad line and transects the Lincoln Park Golf Course at points. See trail map here.
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► South Metro Area
Earlywine Trail, Southwest 119th Street and May Avenue, Oklahoma City
The 4.7-mile trail’s west trailhead is located in Earlywine Park. The trail is a combination of asphalt and concrete. See trail map here.

Lake Stanley Draper Trails, SE 74th Street and Douglas BoulevardMOUNTAIN BIKES ONLY
The natural trail consists of three connecting loops that can be ridden consecutively for a distance of  11.5 miles, mostly through wooded areas. The level of difficulty ranges from very easy to more challenging to more difficult.
How To Get There:  From I-240 exit Douglas Boulevard. Travel north on Douglas to Southeast 74th Street. GO east one mile to Post Road. Turn south and trail entrance is approximately a half mile.

Lightning Creek Trail, Oklahoma City
The 5.7-mile trail runs north-south between the Oklahoma River and I-240 and consists mostly of an on-street bike route. The trail passes by Southeast High School and connects to the South Grand Boulevard Trail. Parking is available at Draper Park and Wiley Post Park.

South Grand Trail, Oklahoma City
The 10.5-mile trail’s west trailhead is located at Southwest 15th Street, just west of I-44 and its east trailhead is at Grand Boulevard just east of Reno Avenue. The trail goes through neighborhoods and several public parks including Woodson, Draper, Hathaway and Trosper parks. See trail map here.

► East Metro Area
Lake Stanley Draper Trails, SE 74th Street and Douglas BoulevardMOUNTAIN BIKES ONLY
The natural trail consists of three connecting loops that can be ridden consecutively for a distance of  11.5 miles, mostly through wooded areas. The level of difficulty ranges from very easy to more challenging to more difficult.
How To Get There:  From I-240 exit Douglas Boulevard. Travel north on Douglas to Southeast 74th Street. GO east one mile to Post Road. Turn south and trail entrance is approximately a half mile.

McCoy Park
8200 N.E. 36th St. (behind Spencer City Hall)
Sidewalks wind throughout the beautiful landscape filled with trees. The park also features playgrounds, picnic tables and benches along the trail. The trail is great for walking, running or biking and leads from the adjacent neighborhood.
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► West Metro Area
Hefner-Overholser Trail, Oklahoma CIty
The trail links the Overholser Trail with the Lake Hefner Trail and is 7.8 miles long and roughly follows the water diversion canal between the two lakes. Much of the trail consists of on-street bike routes. See trail map here.

Lake Overholser Trail
Northwest 10th Street and County Line Road, Oklahoma City
There is a 3.2-mile paved walking trail on the east side of this historic municipal lake that was completed in 1919. At its north point, the trail connects with the Hefner-Overholser trail. In addition, the Route 66 Park, located on the west side of the lake, features a 1.4-mile paved walking trail.
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Hiking

► North Metro Area
Edmond Hills & Arcadia area
Far northeast Edmond, 2nd Street/US 77 area
If you’re looking for a running or walking challenge, try this area. Both places offer rural rolling roads. There are also lots of parks and trails around the lake.

Martin Nature Park
5000 W. Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City
A key feature of the 140-acre wildlife sanctuary and educational center is the 2.5 mile nature trail.
How To Get There

► East Metro Area
Joe B. Barnes Regional Park
8700 E. Reno, Midwest City
A 1.25-mile paved walking trail connects to the historic Soldier Creek Nature Trail, a five-mile nature walking area that runs from Northeast 10th Street and Midwest Boulevard to Southeast 15th Street and Century Boulevard. The nature walking trail features ¼-mile markers.
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Water Sports

Boathouse District The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation manages the activities on the water, both on the Oklahoma River near downtown and at the Route 66 Boathouse on Lake Overholser. At the Oklahoma River, you can participate in kayaking, dragon boating, stand up paddle boarding and more. Similar activities are available at Lake Overholser. Learn more about activities at both locations here.

Crystal Lake Load up your canoe or kayak and head to this hidden gem and enjoy nature in the city!
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Lake Hefner Besides being a great site for biking, running, walking and hiking, Lake Hefner also provides opportunities for water sports such as kite surfing, sailing and wind surfing.  Learn more here.

Wake Zone Located in northeast Oklahoma City, the Wake Zone offers activities such as water skiing, knee boarding and wakeboarding and all without a boat! There is a fee and lessons are also available. Learn more here.

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Other Activities

Myriad Botanical Gardens The beautiful gardens make for a great setting for a variety of physical activities throughout the year including the KIND yoga series, Full Moon Bike Ride and Run and much more! Most of the activities are free or have a very low cost. Visit the events page here for more information.

Climb Up Located in downtown Oklahoma City, the gym is housed in a former grain elevator and, as a result, features one of the tallest climbing routes in the country. The gym offers more than 65 routes inside the silos including a finger crack, hand crack, chimney route, multiple pitch routes, 13 outside routes and two bouldering walls one of which is a 60-degree wall. The gym also recently opened a Norman location featuring completely different climbing terrain, a yoga studio and a special toddler climbing room designed for 4 years and younger. Fees apply to all activities. Learn more here.

Western Avenue on the Lawn This summer monthly event is family friendly and includes bounce houses, lawn games, musical entertainment and more. Visit here for more information.

Whole Foods Market OKC The store is the site of a variety of activities that encourage the community to live a healthy lifestyle. Activities range from food preparation demonstrations and tastings to hosting yoga on the lawn behind the store. Visit here for more information on activities.

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Help us uncover other places to get moving in the greater metropolitan area. Maybe it’s your neighborhood or a school track or a great public park that is a well-kept secret!

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For more information on Get Moving OKC,  please contact Melody Bays at 405.606.2930.

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