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Address: Sand Springs, OK
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Easy hiking

This is a very well maintained trail near Keystone lake. There is a short trail that is paved and suitable for strollers. I would hesitate to take someone in a wheelchair, as... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a very well maintained trail near Keystone lake. There is a short trail that is paved and suitable for strollers. I would hesitate to take someone in a wheelchair, as parts are rather steep. The other main trail is partly gravel, partly grass or smooth rock. The elevation change is generally gradual, and we saw many families with... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I hiked all 3 trails - it was a little over 5 miles total and 2 hours. The Wilson trail was our favorite. It's not marked well on the map. It splits off from the Frank Trail - there is a sign, but there was also a volunteer there to help direct people. It was steep and... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

It is very hard to believe that in less than 30 minutes you can stand in a virgin forest that is untouched from the beginning of time. Talk about time travel!! Is DOES have magnificent hiking trails so you don't have to blaze a trail to find your way back home, but after hiking for an hour or so, just... More 

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KansasTravelgrl
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

You need to look on line before you go, as they are only open at certain times. And you might have to ask where it is. We didn't see any signs until we were at the entrance. The hiking starts out on pavement, then goes to gravel, then to grass. Maybe trails were paved as they could afford it? If... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

A nice afternoon hiking with the family! Kids ages 6&7 had no problems! Hubby has knee replacement...no problems! You can observe Eagles, other birds and often armadillo and deer!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

The trails are nice through the woods. There are supposed to be some 100 yr old trees along the trail but since they arent marked, you dont know which ones. There are a lot of steep hills on the main trails, but there is an easy paved trail too, although its really short. Allow 3-4 hrs at minimum for the... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Keystone Ancient Forest is only open to the public 12 days a year so getting to hike there is a real treat. Look at the calendar on the city of Sand Springs website to know which days it is open.. They lock the gates at 2pm so plan to be back to your car before then. We enjoyed our... More 

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Sand Springs, OK
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Not much to see here but trees. I knew the lake was somewhere below the trail but trail did not go close to it. I was somewhat disappointed that it was simply a nice walk in the woods, nothing special.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

The Keystone Ancient Forest is a preserved crosstimbers forest owned and managed by the City of Sand Springs. They have three trails so far including a 0.8 mile fully ADA Compliant (or so a volunteer told me) paved trail. The trails are in excellent condition and they have good signage and rest stops and places to take photographs. The only... More 

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