A Massive Suspension Bridge Swings Over A Serene Lake On This Oklahoma Trail
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While many people assume the higher the elevation you are, the better your views will be, that's not always true. Sometimes, all you need to find incredible views is to go out and find a swinging bridge in an Oklahoma state park. Look no further, because traveling far enough to the east of the Sooner State will bring you to a park with an incredible hiking trail full of surprises.
Greenleaf State Park is home to the Ankle Express Hiking Trail, which leads you to their famous swinging bridge.
The bridge is over a gorgeous lake and nearby a massive, flourishing forest.
Before reaching the swinging bridge, you'll hike for a while through the nearby forest and get a great workout in.
You can even bring your adorable pup with you so that they can experience all of theas well.
If you're feeling too tired to go home after, there are cabins and campgrounds in the park to spend the night at.
This place really does have it all for an avid adventurer.
There are a total of 16 cabins onsite for you and your friends or family to stay in. Most accommodate a handful of people, so you'll likely only have to book one.
You can visit the park's website here to preview the weather on the day you're anticipating going. Wouldn't want to get stuck in the rain, especially on a swinging bridge!
The park is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. If you're interested in spending the night in one of their cabins, cabin check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
Whether you're only there for a few hours or for an entire night, you're in for a real treat!
Ankle Express Trail at Greenleaf State Park
Address: 12022 Greenleaf Rd., Braggs, OK
Why You Need To Go: You'll traverse over a swinging bridge with gorgeous views of the water beneath you.
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