Turkey Mountain

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4.12 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
624
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Turkey Mountain offers something for everybody from beginner to very technical trails. Very enjoyable!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Coming to visit for the weekend - would you recommend a full suspension or hard tail bike for this trail? Also, is it marked well enough for a first time rider to this trail? -Guest

A: Full suspension for sure

JoshuaTriggs answered on May 23, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: is there a track fee before you can get on the track -trident62

A: No. Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness area is a public park; part of the Tulsa Riverparks. There is no fee to enter or to ride in the park.

Guest answered on April 28, 2014. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (42)
 

Gramcounter

July 26, 2018
 
Review: I've seen a lot of complaining about these trails lately. In spite of that I decided to give them a try. I'm from NW OKC and it's my first time to Turkey Mountain. First off, the facilities are top notch. Lots of nice covered areas, nice bathrooms and beautiful landscaping. The trails them selves were nice. I knew they were rocky because I did my homework and didn't expect to be flying around. Also it can be a bit hard to follow the trails but for the most part I saw markers where trails split. A good rule here is if you're not sure, take the wider trail. The smaller off shoots usually either come back to the main trail eventually or turn off to a scenic detour. I kept the map pulled up on my phone along with my Strava app and had no problems staying on the right trail. However I did not do the pink trail today so I can't speak for that one. To those complaining, Tulsa's bike trails, both on and off road are fantastic compared to what OKC offers. They may not be the fastest trails but they'll make you a better technical rider for sure.

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Granny Gear

July 22, 2018
 
Review: Turkey MountainTulsa: Went to ride beginner trails today 7/22/2018, Construction equipment in area, and trails seem to be closed looking from parking area. Trails are not marked with color or signs that I seen. Did not have GPS, and ended up on sawtooth. Rocks on trail should be boulders on trails due to the height they stick out of the ground, 1" to around 15", ( not for beginner)and these are not the rounded ones you can ride over, no, they are like boxes. Needed equipment to ride these trails: knee pads, bike helmet with chin guard, elbow pads, gps trail guide, are a must have ! Make sure you have a friend with you due to the possibility of injury on some of these trails. Will be exploring these trails more to see if I can find trails more for the beginner.

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Granny Gear

June 27, 2018
 
Review: These trails suck- if these are the only trails in the entire area why have any hike/bike sections? practically zero flow, but lots of unrideable sections from washout and wear, add in dozens of unofficial trails and you have a complete custler f of a trail system. I almost wish it wasnt even in this town- at least then this town coundlt pretend that this is some adequate outdoor space. lets be clear, tulsa gives a big middle finger to the outdoors and to cyclist, this trail always them to say" what about turkey mountain' when ever the subject comes up.

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Granny Gear

June 5, 2018
Beaker83 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm a beginner and It was my first time at turkey mountain. I had a blast. The terrain was varied and exciting. Something for everyone from beginners to experienced riders. There are some extremely rocky sections and depending on which trail you are on, you may meet hikers regularly. If you stay at the top back sections it is not too frequently that it ruins the ride.

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Granny Gear

April 20, 2018
JesseTU Granny Gear  
 
Review: I live in Tulsa and ride these trails all the time. There are amazing trails with flow, there are very technical trails, and there are trails that are well past my skill level (intentionally or due to erosion/downed trees). Since it is a sandstone "mountain" expect there to be plenty of rocks, stretches strewn with boulders, a few sandy patches, and tons of post oaks. Don't expect the best mountain biking ever, but its worth a ride. I suspect many of the negative reviews are a result of people being unable to find the rides they wanted. Generally start at the north parking lot (top of the hill). If you don't know the trails and are looking to avoid technical riding, it would be best to go with someone who knows a route that is right for you. I wouldn't discourage anyone from riding without a guide, but expect some minor inconveniences like hike a bike or doubling back to find the ride you wanted. OR - you will almost always find some other riders in the lots or on the trails, most would be happy to have someone tag along. Once you get back in there, you can go a while between seeing other people even if the trail head seems busy (that's a good thing in my book). While a plan is in the works, most of the trails are not very well marked at this time. You could certainly get turned around, but it would be hard to get too lost given the available land marks (and that the trails are surrounded by roads, a large creek, and a river). If you find yourself in the Tulsa area, go for a ride. If you don't have a bike with you, you can rent one within riding distance of Turkey Mountain.

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Gramcounter

April 2, 2018
 
Review: always get lost - not enough flow and reward for the work

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Granny Gear

March 9, 2018
 
Review: I was passing through town and decided to stop for a couple hours to give this trail a shot. I ran into Cannondale Dundee in the parking lot (I think he posts here?) He offer to show me around and I took him up on the offer. We hit the trails on the south side and it was a blast. They had a good flow with some steep downhills and moderate climbs. There are hikers on the trails but they are mostly very accommodating. I don't put out the wattage of Dundee or shred as hard but he was cordial and waited for me at the cross roads. I'm pretty sure I only scratched the surface in my 3 hours so plan for a full day. Also look for Dundee, he drives a Prius and always carries two bikes. He's a little eccentric but a great guy to ride with.

Similar Trail: Odessa MTB Park

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Granny Gear

March 28, 2017
cdelp Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a great network system of trails anywhere from beginner, to advance. I highly recommend you find someone who knows the trails and can show you around. The marked trails are mainly for hikers, unless you're an expert at biking up boulders, but there are a lot of unmarked trails that are fast single track, or more technical rock gardens. If you don't know where you are going, it's easy to get confused, but you are by a river and a highway, so you can't get lost very easily. Some of the unmarked trails do have names, such as Snake, The Old Washing Machine, Rock Garden, etc, but they have no signs on the actual trail, which can make it confusing unless you have a guide.

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Gramcounter

March 18, 2017
 
Review: This isn't a single track mountain bike trail. If you vear right from the parking lot, you'll see some 'red' trails that are short Singletracks. Mostly downhill, lots of forks, they all ultimately go the same way, then you'll have to dump out on the pavement and get back up the mountain. I didn't really enjoy this at all. It's a cool area, lots of hiking trails, not fun for bikes. Bring your significant other, bring your kids, your family or your dog - but do t bring your bike.

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Gramcounter

April 20, 2018
JesseTU Gramcounter  
 
Review: The lower pink trail is a short loop off the southern parking lot, exactly as you described. Fun for a run or two, but I get the disappointment. The rest of the lower area is better for hiking. Most of the solid single track is up the hill from the lower lot (park in the upper/north lot). I don't think it will blow you away, but it is worth a ride. If you find yourself in town again, you'll find you missed out.

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Granny Gear

November 18, 2016
 
Review: In town visiting in-laws...glad I brought the bike! No previous knowledge of the system, TH maps were pretty faded so I tried following blazes, which worked for the most part but there are millions of off-shoots going to...? Maybe the coolest drop ever? Who knows! Got FOMO real bad, but was rewarded nonetheless. Awesome shelf rock and hard clay banks. Great place to work on technical skills/not realize you're accidentally following a creek bed. Took a headset to the groin but will be back soon!

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Turkey Mountain MTB Trail 4.12 out of 5 based on 42 ratings. 42 user reviews.
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