Pathfinder Parkway

Oklahoma

Pathfinder Parkway Facts

States: Oklahoma
Counties: Washington
Length: 8.9 miles
Trail end points: Johnstone Park and Jo Allyn Lowe Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7493781
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Walking

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Pathfinder Parkway Description

Pathfinder Parkway meanders through eastern Bartlesville, connecting several parks, schools, and the Eastland Shopping Center. The trail follows the Caney River and Turkey Creek, and a highlight of the journey is the beautiful suspension bridge over the river.

Johnstone Park, on the trail's western end, is the city's oldest park. Here, you'll find an art center, picnic facilities, gardens, playground, and the restored Hulah Train Depot. On its east side, the trail provides access to Sooner Park, where you can picnic and play at the playground, ballfields, pool, and volleyball and tennis courts. Head south and you'll find Jo Allyn Lowe Park, which offers an arboretum, lake (fishing permitted), and tallgrass prairie.

Much of the trail is wooded and it's not uncommon to spot deer or other wildlife. Along the way, signs will also help you identify birds that frequent the area.

Parking and Trail Access

There are nine trailheads with parking, including Johnstone Park (100 North Cherokee), Jo Allyn Lowe Park (2420 SE Locust Road) and Sooner Park (420 S. Madison Boulvard).

Pathfinder Parkway Reviews

This trail was not an easy one to ride on for recreational riders like ourselves. We started at the Price Rd. park, but didn't make it far since it was such a battle to negotiate the trail. We ended up just riding 5 miles around the park ( also quite hilly ).

The trial is prefect for any nature freak or outdoorsy type. Animals are everywhere, trees are all over, and you eve get a few beautiful glimpses of the Caney River. The trail ranges from very easy to a bit challenging in some places. Bring the entire family and enjoy the day. I would suggest starting on the south end in the park.

I rode this for 14 miles and it was beautiful. It has some debris on the trail but not enough to be even a slight problem. There is tons of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Not many signs but it still isn't hard to follow.

Accordion

Kudos to any town willing to invest in creation of a trail like this. Mostly quiet and away from traffic. Doesn't look like trail gets much attention; branches, debris, and fallen trees cover the trail. Trail doesn't have much signage. Could get disorientated when trail splits.

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