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Black Mesa Summit Trail

County Rd 325, Kenton, OK 73946
+1 580-426-2222
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Worth the hike

This is an 8.6 mile round trip hike. Once you get on top of the Mesa you still have a ways to go... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Crystal S
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Checotah, Oklahoma, United States
First High Point - Great Experience!

I was excited to hike our first high point, and being from Oklahoma, it only seemed fitting to do... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Amanda S
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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County Rd 325, Kenton, OK 73946
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is an 8.6 mile round trip hike. Once you get on top of the Mesa you still have a ways to go before reaching the monument. The day we were there it was very cold on top of the Mesa it’s definitely windy too!...More

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I was excited to hike our first high point, and being from Oklahoma, it only seemed fitting to do this one first. It was a decent hike with some great views from the trail. There was nothing in the box to sign once we got...More

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We traveled to the Black Mesa Nature Preserve in Kenton, Oklahoma to hike to the highest point in Oklahoma. The Black Mesa Summit trail is about 8.4 miles roundtrip and takes about 4 hours for an average hiker. The trail is well worn and very...More

Thank maloney1969
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

So easy to find with the markers and the trail is great. Hiked in October and the weather was perfect.

Thank UtahMan87
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is one my favorite hikes that I've ever done. I'd suggest to start as early in the morning as you can and avoid being here during the afternoon as sudden thunderstorms can crop up and you do not want to be on top of...More

Thank BrianW604
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and son hiked to the top of black mesa. There is some climbing, but the view from the top was worth it, they said. If you stop in at the Kenton museum after making it to the top, you'll get a certificate proving...More

Thank Cheri O
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The trail is 8.4 miles roundtrip. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. This is an easy hike to begin acclimating to elevation if you are headed to Colorado (at least for those of us flatlanders). Took a bit less than 4 hours...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Strangely enough, Black Mesa is not within Black Mesa State Park. If you want to hike to the tallest point in Oklahoma on top of Black Mesa, you need to go a few miles west of the state park (closer to Kenton, OK) to the...More

Thank SGHTulsa
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The hike is great for getting out into Mother Nature. Lots of horney toads! Encountered other family hikers and exchanged stories about the area.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

There's really only a short part of the trail which is arduous. It's steep and covered with scree. But I made it to the top. Should have paced myself better, the walk down was grueling. Take lots of water, you'll be needing it.

2  Thank 2653adele
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Leslie P
2 April 2017|
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Response from alphawolfie | Reviewed this property |
Boise City, Oklahoma. Only about 30 minutes east of Black Mesa and good roads to get there.
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arzee17
3 June 2015|
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Response from Lookin_for_Stuff | Reviewed this property |
It's not extreme desert, and not entirely remote. There are houses and people nearby, and regular traffic on the highway. There is one "general"-type store in Kenton. I imagine they have water, but I would also expect... More
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