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The Mesa hike is 9 miles round trip and fairly straight forward except for the brief scramble to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brendan O
Campbell, California
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Black Mesa Summit

Very easy to follow trail. Great contrast to my road to the Panhandle. Black Mesa rises above the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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The Black mesa area is transitional land between the prairies and the Rocky Mountains.
County Road 325, Kenton, OK 73946
+1 580-426-2222
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Reviewed 19 October 2008

Oct 18, 2008 – Hike to the Black Mesa Summit. First of all, a disclaimer: I’m NOT a hiker, not in shape as a proper hiker would be, but I figured this wouldn’t be all that difficult. I told my kids that sometime in my...More

23  Thank alvamark
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Black Mesa State Park is a beautiful area, but one thing mars it: the street lights in the camping area. This whole area of the Oklahoma panhandle offers one some of darkest star filled night skies in the country. It is a mecca for star...More

12  Thank Philoah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mesa hike is 9 miles round trip and fairly straight forward except for the brief scramble to the top midway. You do have to be aware of rattlesnakes, definitely their country so just pay attention. Views are great both from top of Mesa and...More

Thank Brendan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy to follow trail. Great contrast to my road to the Panhandle. Black Mesa rises above the schrubs exposing rock and nice colors. The ascent to the mesa OK high point is gradual and an easy 20 minute walk. The oblisik is very nice...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

I live pretty close to Black Mesa, and I go there often. I enjoy it most in the late afternoon, so that you reach the summit when the landscape is most striking. The hike itself is nice -- challenging only in the second quarter as...More

Thank addisonusufruct
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Enjoyed the campground plus about 10 or so miles away was the Black Mesa Hike to the highest "mountain" in Oklahoma. It is more than 8 miles round trip (or felt like it) but kind of neat. Might do it again. The campground is very...More

Thank bountiful
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great hike, but not for amateurs (although it was my first summit.) Pretty flat until you reach the base, then moderately strenuous with a steady rise to the summit. I would suggest starting early at dawn to beat the heat if hiking late spring or...More

2  Thank waireh
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed in Kenton and explored the park a little. We hiked the Bird Haven Trail and drove around the lake. It's a well-maintained park with some decent camping areas and nice facilities. It's not big, but it's nice.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We traveled to Black Mesa Summit Preserve and hiked about 8.4 miles roundtrip to the highest point in Oklahoma. The trail is well-worn and easy to follow. I would classify this trail as moderate. The first couple of miles of the trail are relatively flat...More

2  Thank maloney1969
Reviewed 9 October 2017

When people think of Oklahoma they often picture the lushness of the Cookson Hills or the flat tall grass parries. Black Mesa is one of the amazing transition zones that mark the point where the Rockies meet the short grass prairie. The mesa itself is...More

4  Thank StwBuck
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is by far my favorite state park in Oklahoma. It's remote and quiet. The facilities, while not top notch, are taken care of and maintained. The bathrooms were the cleanest, by far, that I've seen in any state park I've ever been to. It...More

3  Thank BrianW604
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Wonderful little oasis out in the middle of no where!!! Great views with lots of places to walk and explore. We have a 40 ft motor home with tow vehicle and there was no problem getting in and out. Very nice employees that want to...More

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4 October 2017|
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Response from SGHTulsa | Reviewed this property |
I'm not entirely sure (we always stay at a local B&B), but since people camp overnight at the State Park, I cannot imagine that they lock the gates after 5pm. In fact, I'm pretty sure we have hiked there after 5 pm. You may... More
17 July 2017|
Response from SGHTulsa | Reviewed this property |
Really hard to predict the weather in Oklahoma, especially that time of year. Could be in the 70s or snowing. Most likely 40s or 50s. Should be great! But it could be really windy, so be prepared! As long as it's not... More