Staying active outdoors is a priority for many, and there's no better place to do just that than one of Oklahoma's many gems. Once summer finally arrives, it'll be the perfect time to get outdoors and explore The Sooner State. Below are six Oklahoma hikes that'll have you counting down the days until summer is here.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Address: 901 W. 1st St., Sulphur, OK
Why You Need To Go: You can bring your pup along with you for a peaceful, solo hike among one of Oklahoma's most gorgeous nature spots.
Beavers Bend State Park
Address: 4350 S, OK-259A, Broken Bow, OK
Why You Need To Go: Beavers Bend has numerous bodies of water that are perfect for dipping your toes in after a nice, long hike.
Robbers Cave State Park
Address: Highway 2 N, Wilburton, OK
Why You Need To Go: You'll get to take in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the Sans Bois Mountains and it's truly a view unlike any other.
Natural Falls State Park
Address: Highway 412, West Siloam Springs, OK
Why You Need To Go: While on your hike you could be greeted by a 77-foot waterfall that'll take your breath away.
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 32 Refuge Headquarters Rd., Indiahoma, OK
Why You Need To Go: This is the perfect spot to stay active outdoors and possibly run into some wildlife along the way!
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Address: 15316 County Rd. 4201, Pawhuska, OK
Why You Need To Go: You can never go wrong with a nice, easy stroll through a preserve.
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