When you’re looking for great hiking in southeast Oklahoma, Beavers Bend State Park is the place to go. Home to the Forest Heritage Center Museum, the park offers nearly 12 miles of trails with wonderfully diverse terrain, including pine and hardwood forests, bluffs, and creeks.
So tie on your hiking books and head out the park—it’s close to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins which makes it super convenient. Once in Beavers Bend State Park, you’ll find both nature trails (marked by signs with blue on white tree blazes) and hiking trails (red on white tree blazes). Both types offer a nice outing and we’ve listed a few of each below. Check out Beavers Bend State Park’s website for a listing and description of all the trails.
Pine Ridge Nature Trail is an easy ¾-mile loop that will take you through a section or pine and hardwood trees, past a lagoon, and across a ridge before winding back through a forest and flat plain of Beaver Creek.
1.1 miles in length, the Forest Heritage Tree Trail begins and ends at the Forest Heritage Center Museum. Along the path, look for signs highlighting key points and providing information about the forest community.
The David Boren Hiking Trail runs from the low-water dam on the south end of the park and continues north to the Beaver Lodge Nature Trail near the hydro-electric dam. It offers four trailheads with varying distances. The South Park and Beaver Creek trails are each one-mile in length and fairly flat. Deer Creek provides a few climbs in its two-mile trek. The most challenging of the bunch is Cedar Bluff trail, a five-mile hike that has stiff climbs and creek crossings.
After you take a hike in the park, enjoy A Walk in the Woods, our cabin that has all the makings of a great getaway escape. With three regular bedrooms (a master king room and two queen bed rooms) plus a bunk room with three beds, it’s ideal for families and friends. The back yard is gated too so you can even bring your pooch! And Walk in the Woods has features that make a stay extra relaxing—a comfy living room, three flat screen TV’s, an outdoor fire pit and a six-person outdoor hot tub. It’s just one of many great cabins available at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes.