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Explore the best rated trails in Bethany, OK. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Oklahoma River Trails and Eagle Lake Trail (OK). With more than 15 trails covering 86 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
We rode 20 miles round trip beginning at the Trailhead near the Bass Pro Shop & the Westward expansion bronze statues. We had a map that depicted how we could ride the north & south sides of the river and where to cross however the river crossings were not marked well on either side of the trail and caused us a lot of time and stress trying to find them. We travelled west on the north (city) side of the border with trail and crossed the river at the first bridge ¿ about 8 miles. There was a sizeable homeless encampment about 1 mile before the bridge and when we crossed the street bridge a homeless person’s unleashed dog startled us with barks & growls. There were no obvious signs on
Lovely trail with challenging, extended uphills. I recommend riding the path clockwise as it appears many regulars have learned. My husband & I rode counter clockwise and saw everyone else going the opposite direction as we walked our bikes up the steepest inclines against the wind. We saw a scissor tail swallow and many other more common birds enjoying the reservoir environment. We started & ended at the marina and had our lunch at the well maintained picnic pavilion.
Very fun ride but I recommend riding it clockwise; regulars seem to already know this because my husband and I were the only greenhorns riding counter clockwise and walking our bikes uphill against the wind¿ We parked at the marina and ended with a picnic lunch at the lovely park with a picnic pavilion. We saw a scissor tail swallow and many other more common birds enjoying the reservoir.
My boyfriend and I like this trail, it’s flat for the most part, clean, and is relatively pretty. It does get crowded in the afternoon but not terrible. This weekend the wind was rough, for the first few miles it was brutal and the wind resistance was almost unbearable. I definitely recommend not coming on a windy day.
My boyfriend and I did this trail this weekend and had no idea how challenging it would be. The hills here are brutal going up but so much fun going down. We’re both beginner cyclists and he made it up all hills until the very last few, I did about half before I had to start walking up lol. It isn’t very pretty here but it was clean, felt safe, and wasn’t crowded.
I ride this several times a week from my house. It's a fantastic ride, especially before the sun comes up. I've seen deer, skunks, a weasel of some sort and kittens.
Great scenery, proximity to restaurants, a park, a bookstore, and the library.
Great bike trail that is 6ish miles one-way. Can start by parking over by Douglas Park/golf course and the trail is connected right to the sidewalks. Uncrowded, nice greenery, some bridges, followed by train tracks, then ending a little past the Railway/Firefighter/Science/Zoo Museum. Ends at a little dead end loop by Deep Fork River when you bike past some neighborhoods.
Overnight in OKC with our cruisers. Smooth, paved trail with little change in elevation. Windy in April, and on the north side of the river lots of highway noise. So, nice path along the River, but otherwise not very interesting. Path not busy but cyclists who passed us gave no warning.
We experienced a small portion of the Bricktown Canal Trail on a quiet, pedestrian-free morning in early October. I stress "pedestrian free" since we did not see or pass a single pedestrian on this designated Pedestrian Only pathway. (It's my understanding that the Canal Trail is the downtown hotspot at night when the restaurants and bars are packed.)
FULL DISCLOSURE: Even though the trail is designated for pedestrians only, we utilized a very small pedestrian-free segment of the Canal Trail on our bikes.
I suppose the trail is perfect for tourists wandering around Bricktown seeing the sights and wanting to get in some steps, and for the evening revelers as well, but it's way too short for anyone thinking about biking it UNLESS you combine it with other routes and downtown sites which is precisely what we did.
We took advantage of Ryan's expertise and his rideOKC.com to pedal around on his Art and Architecture Tour. This was truly the way for us to enhance our knowledge about the history of the city and state, and its people, culture, monuments, and art. His routes through the city were safe, and it was definitely the way for a couple of sixty-somethings from SoCal to familiarize themselves with the various downtown sections of OKC and its Bricktown Canal Trail!
The pros: felt safe, not crowded, convenient location, relatively wide and flat, good graffiti
The cons: very hot and sunny, not scenic, industrial with construction and service truck parking lots, lots of stinky smells including the North Canadian River, can hear the roar of the highway
Nice pavement, a bench every once in a while, and beautiful green views. Really enjoy jogging this path. Not many people which is great and adds to the solitude.
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