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We have been using the Frisco Trail for years now. I run there often because it’s easier on my joints than pavement (and no cars)!!! When I bring my kids, they ride their bikes while I jog. It’s flat, smooth and easy to ride or run. With the addition of lights, better bridges, and water...it will definitely be even more visited by us.
Also, we are very excited about the bike trails that weave through the trees! Great for me to ride or let the kids ride while I run the trail right beside them!!!!
The Old Frisco Trail has been my go to training location for many marathons. I have completed 2 Boston Marathons and will also be going again this year. I love how the dirt rode has less impact on my feet, legs, and body than a true rode run. It is just like running down a flat dirt road for 6.5 miles turn around and come back. It is super easy to set out aid stations on but now we also have two water fountains for you to hydrate back up with again. I also love to take my kids out to this trail. I let them bike and I run. I feel so safe on this trail because you do not feel like you are about to get hit by a car. This is such a great place to run or bike. Go outside. Run on Dirt.
This trail is a great connector to Northside of City. Ive ridden it many times with OBS & friends. There are still retired trains on tracks alongside the trail. It goes by two gold courses & its relatively flat except at the end there are some hills .
We rode this yesterday for the first time. Before doing so, we read the variety of reviews and had a fairly accurate expectation.
The southern end, containing several road crossings, still has several areas with broken glass, graffiti, junk yards, an aggressive dog and gives one a general feeling of uneasiness.
The northern end is much more pleasant. Longer stretches between road crossings, more rural, cleaner and allows one to enjoy the ride, the views and the experience. The park at the Skiatook Trail head is beyond impressive!
Our suggestion: start at Skiatook and head south into Tulsa and head back into Skiatook. The trail does extend north beyond the Skiatook Trail head for 1 1/2 miles. So the entire length is 16 miles, one way.
I'd also add that this trail, while essential and much appreciated, does parallel I-44, a busy interstate highway, for much of its length. So the experience is very loud and not the greatest in terms of air quality.
North section sketchy and waste tremendous facility smells. Women do not ride alone. Tree root damage to this part. Hit gravel patch at 15 mph with no warnjng. South section safer but all hills.
I ride this trail to work most days. It is not a long ride, but the pathway is well maintained. It is surrounded by woods with a few interesting rock formations. The only negative is the city hasn’t maintained the streetlights that line the path, so its only usable during the day.
The WeRT has been a great addition to OKC trails. This relatively flat paved trail runs about seven miles from Lake Overholser to SW 15th and Meridian where a bicycle bridge connects to the River Trail for another seven miles. At Overholser you can take the "lake to lake" connecting trail and bike lane for an additional 10 miles on the Bert Cooper trails around Lake Hefner.
The WeRT offers wildlife viewing. I have seen countless birds, including a bald eagle, a bobcat, deer and road runners along this trail.
This short trail is a delight. The only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the length. However, with a touring/gravel/mountain bike you can access the river trail via a dirt/gravel road (about 3/4 mile) for a much longer ride. Because the trail is not officially connected to rest of the trail system (yet) it's not busy and there is usually nice bird watching as you ride.
This paved trail connects to the River Trail (which then connects to West River Trail and has easy access to Eagle Lake and Katy trails). It's an urban trail through neighborhoods, so there are several street crossings and stop lights. East of downtown you have to ride on the street for about four blocks before the trail picks up again. I've ridden this trail many times at all hours of the day. Because of the street crossings I prefer early mornings on the weekend. I enjoy a little detour through Oliver Park, which offers a nice view of downtown.
I enjoy biking this trail, usually the section between Sperry and Skiatook. It is quiet and rural. Crossing a few non-busy roads is no bother to me. They've built a nice little park with water fountains and kiddie play area at the Skiatook end.
Nothing wrong with the trail itself, but it runs along the expressway so the vehicle traffic noise is really loud. This trail is only a mile from my house but I don't ride it any more. Give me a trail through some quiet woods any day.
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