Who yields to who at Turkey?

According to River Parks rules: 


Mountain bikers yield to everyone and must make presence known by calling out as soon as they see someone else, hikers yield to horses, and horse riders direct traffic around them.

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Hike for Healing – Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 a.m.


The Tristesse Grief Center will have their annual Hike for Healing at Turkey Mountain on Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 a.m. This year, Hike for Healing will include a 5K Trail Run through Turkey Mountain as well as a Memorial Mile Walk. “Hike for Healing is exactly what it sounds like: a chance to heal.” Says Alissa Drescher, Senior Program Director for The Grief Center. “The hike is all about remembering those we have lost, and creating happy memories while honoring our loved ones. That message is universal and touches everyone, whether you’re an experienced runner or not.”

Please contact Tyler Caldwell at 314.898.3058 or register at:

Here’s the Facebook Event page to invite your friends!!

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3rd annual Trail Madness Race – Sunday, March 6, 2016


Join us for the 3rd annual Trail Madness –  Sunday, March 6, 2016 1:00pm

Choose between 4km, 8km, and 16km trail races. Races will start and finish at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area. Races will be run entirely on the Turkey Mountain trail system.

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When at Turkey, stay on the trails and don’t create new ones!


Please stay on existing trails at Turkey. If you see one that has been covered in brush and downed trees, it is closed. Trails are closed to help recover lost habitat and prevent major erosion for ill-designed rogue trails that cause nothing but harm to Turkey Mountain. Sure, it might save you a couple of feet of walking or running but the damage it causes to loss of topsoil and vegetation is not worth it!

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Turkey is listed in Top 10 places to hike in Oklahoma!

Check out the article for the full list of great hiking in Oklahoma.


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Trail conditions still very muddy in many places. Updated: 1/15/16

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Please do NOT remove any rocks from the trails

rocksintrail_turkeyPlease do NOT remove any rocks from the trails. This increases the potential for damaging erosion of the trail system.

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LAST Vision 2025 meeting tonight! We need people to come and speak for Turkey!


   If you want to see Vision 2025 funding for Turkey Mountain, you should to attend these meetings and voice your opinion. If you can’t make it, email your city councilors today! Click HERE to get their email addresses.

The City Council has scheduled three public meetings to discuss the proposed Vision 2025 sales tax extension package. The purpose of the meetings is to receive citizen feedback on the draft proposal, which includes economic development projects, Arkansas River infrastructure and amenities, and public safety operations.

Each meeting will feature a brief overview of the most up-to-date information, followed by a question-and-answer session for citizens to voice their opinions and ask questions. The proposal is tentatively scheduled to go before voters on April 5.

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Snake run is BACK! Saturday, March 19th


Saturday, March 19, 2016

TZ Trail Runs presents this unique race which will be a six hour or three hour timed run taking place on mostly flat, nearly rock and root free, single track trails on the western side of Turkey mountain. The run will start on March 21, 2015 at 9:00 am, and finish at either noon for the three hour or 3:00 pm for the six hour. The course will head northwest from the old upper parking lot following some of the trails used in the Turkey and Taturs race including of course the Snake Trail. These are some of the smoothest and easiest trails on the “mountain”. We also have taken great pains to remove all of the larger snakes from the course. Just kidding. Actually, the snake trail gets its name because it winds around like a snake, not because of an infestation of slithery reptiles! Upper Parking Lot

Register at:


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What to do when you encounter a muddy trail?


Check out this article from the National Trails Partnership for more info


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