KATY Trail (Tulsa)


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KATY Trail (Tulsa) Facts

States: Oklahoma
Counties: Tulsa
Length: 8.1 miles
Trail end points: Wilson Ave. at Canton Ave. (Prattville) and Archer Ave. at Lawton Ave. (Tulsa)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016862

KATY Trail (Tulsa) Description

The KATY Trail runs between the northwest edge of downtown Tulsa and the suburb of Sand Springs. You can continue over the bridge to Prattville just south of the Arkansas River. Mile markers appear every 0.5 mile and begin at the east end in Tulsa. The trail closely follows US 412/US 64 through neighborhoods, parks and shopping districts. Several spurs from these places link to the trail along the way.

Where US 412/US 64 crosses S. 25th W. Avenue, you can take the Newblock Park Trail south. Continuing toward Sand Springs the KATY Trail meets up with the River City Trail in River City Park.

The KATY follows an old corridor of the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (a.k.a. the KATY). You'll find restrooms and drinking fountains about every mile, and covered resting areas offer shade during summer.

Parking and Trail Access

In downtown Sand Springs you'll find 9-hour parking near the trail crossing at Main Street and US-64/412 or at River City Park. In Tulsa, park behind the Tulsa County Jail off Denver Ave. by I-244.

KATY Trail (Tulsa) Reviews

rough area

The trail is not bad, decently maintained. However, this is a rough part of Tulsa. There was homeless camps in the woods next to the trail, there was a homeless guy passed out on the trail, I was threaten by a gang member. If you’re gonna do this trail, don’t do it alone. Also a lot of construction as of august 2022. It also leads right to David L. Moss which is a very dangerous area and a lot of homeless.

Easy Run/kinda sketchy

Nice trail, well maintained, not very busy, mostly flat with some slight grades, long stretches are shaded and then some are full sun. There is a fairly sizable homeless/addicts/drunk population that live in the bushes and by the trains. No one bothered me as I ran but I definitely would bring my mace next time I run this, and never in the evening or too early in the morning.

Trail conditiin good- straightandflat. Easy ride but not very scenic and the traffic noise from the adjacent highway made it less enjoyable

Trail conditiin good- straightandflat. Easy ride but not very scenic and the traffic noise from the adjacent highway made it less enjoyable

love it.

I use it everyday to get to and from work. It is very useful and convenient. It helps so that I can skip all the traffic and be on time to work. Love it!!!


Afternoon ride east from SS

We rode east from Sand Springs to Newblock Park area. Trail was well maintained. It crosses several streets, some busy enough that we walked our bikes across. Encountered several apparently homeless and obviously altered (drunk?) folks. I would not ride in this area alone.

I am a petite, beginning rider.

pretty trail, good during morning

I ran the east end of the trail. long stretches with shade, long stretches with sun. gentle grade changes. saw one water fountain. good training run. some folks up under bridges

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