Pathfinder Parkway


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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

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

We started at Jo Allyn park and enjoyed the shady ride heading northwest. Spotted two cardinals, a doe, and many grey squirrels.

We started at Jo Allyn park and enjoyed the shady ride heading northwest. Spotted two cardinals, a doe, and many grey squirrels.

Great trail!

I rode 5 miles of the trail from Jo Allyn park and it was beautiful. They had recently mowed along the edges of the trail, it had nice signage for the most part and benches for resting at nice intervals. It appears to be a well-kept trail. There were quite a few walkers, joggers and bicyclists out today (even though it was late morning on a Tuesday) and I never felt that it was unsafe. I am a woman and took my 9 year old son. There are some rolling hills but nothing crazy. The majority of our ride was through the woods, so was shaded and pleasant.

Worth it if you are in town

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.

Great Bicycle Ride

Husband and I rode this trail in July on a cooler day. Started at Jo Allyn Lowe Park where there is a nice parking lot. We rode to Johnstone park and back which we guessed to be around 18 miles round trip. The trail is beautiful and clean. Encountered quite a few joggers and a few cyclists. Our favorite part was the suspension bridge, but the entire length of trail that we rode we loved. We were already planning our next ride there before we left.


Too hilly, to skinny..

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 ).

Well Worth the Trip

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.

great trail

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.


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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