New to trail running and want to try out some new trails?. Are you a walker or a slower runner and… [more]
New trail maps for Turkey Mountain have been released, and are viewable at the new kiosks near the Turkey… [more]
Turkey Mountain is a hidden place. Considering that the main trailhead is only 7 miles from downtown… [more]
Ready to get outside and enjoy fall? Hikers and walkers of all levels are invited to join foresters from across the state for the annual “Walk in the Forest” event held at Turke Mountain Urban Wilderness Area in southwest Tulsa from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on October 22. Foresters and natural resource professionals from across the state will be stationed along the trail to provide information about the forest,which is located in Tulsa’s backyard. There will additionally be special activities for kids at each station.
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Cool new event at Turkey! Click on image for details.
We know you are out for a beautiful hike at Turkey Mountain, but when trees are down, please don’t go around. This creates new, unnecessary trail and isn’t safe. Please turn around and find a new route. Our volunteers are working hard to get the trails open but it might take some time. Please make their job easier and don’t go around, just turn around! As of 7/19, the yellow, red, and blue trails are fully open.
If you find downed trees, you can email the folks over at River Parks (email@example.com) and let them know the exact location on the trail. You can also mark the location on the map and send it to them which is super duper helpful.
EMSA has already had SEVERAL calls to assist people at Turkey who have suffered heat stroke and stress. Take EXTRA water for you and your pets. At least 1/2 gallon for every hour outside is REQUIRED for this heat!!!! Seriously!
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of six local and state National Recreation Trails, one of which is TURKEY MOUNTAIN! All thanks to the efforts of Marci Hawkins for spearheading the application efforts and the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition in conjunction with River Parks Authority.
This does not transfer ownership of Turkey Mountain to the National Park Service but merely recognize the importance of Turkey Mountain as a wilderness area and its recreational value.