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KATY Trail

Creek Turnpike Trail | Jenks Aquarium Trail | KATY Trail | Liberty Trail | Midland Valley Trail

Mingo Trail | Newblock Park Trail | Osage Trail | River City Trail (Sand Springs)

River Parks East Bank Trail
| River Parks West Bank Trail | River Walk Trail (Bixby)

 
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Quick Facts

Trail Length: Approx. 8.1 miles (from downtown Tulsa to River City Trail terminus)

Difficulty: Easy

Parking Areas/Trailheads

  • Behind Tulsa Co. Jail (near Denver Ave. & I-244)

  • Downtown Sand Springs (Main Street)

  • Adams Road in Sand Springs (behind Drug Warehouse)

  • River City Park in Sand Springs*

*FREE bicycles available at this location for rent (click here for more info)

Neighborhood access points

  • Vancouver Ave.

  • 38th W. Ave. 

  • Madison Middle School (Near 41st W. Ave.)

  • 43rd W. Ave.

  • 54th W. Ave.

Restrooms & Water:

  • Water fountains approximately ever mile

  • Restrooms at River City Park (Sand Springs)

Connections to other trails

  • Ziegler Park connector trail

  • River City Park Trail (Sand Springs)

Directions to trailhead in Tulsa:

The trail begins near the intersection of Denver Ave. and I-244.  The parking lot here is for Tulsa County Jail employees, but there is usually no problem parking there.  If parking is a problem, there is plenty of free street parking on Archer Street nearby. 

Trail Map - West (pdf)

KATY West Map

Trail Map - East (pdf)

KATY East Map

The KATY Trail spans 7 miles from Downtown Tulsa to Sand Springs.  This portion of the trail is marked by mile markers every ½ mile (markers are oriented so that the distance is measured from east to west beginning near Archer & Lawton Avenue in downtown Tulsa).  There are several water fountains located along the route.  Because of the history of the trail as a railroad right-of-way, the trail is a very easy grade.  Parts of the trail feature canopies, creating much-needed shade in the summer.  Spur trails connect neighborhoods along the trail which allow neighborhood residents to enjoy the features of the trail.  The trail also has a spur near 41st West Ave to Zeigler Park

Going from downtown Tulsa, the trail generally follows the US-64/412 corridor to the north and west Tulsa neighborhoods to the south.  The Riverparks Authority maintains the trail from Tulsa to Adams Road in Sand Springs, and the City of Sand Springs maintains the remainder of the trail, terminating in River City Park. 

At Gilcrease Museum Road, the trail splits.  The south leg connects to the Newblock Park Trail.  This will lead to the beginning of the Riverparks East Trail at 11th Street.

The north leg of the “Y” (to the left if traveling to Tulsa) will lead to an area behind the Tulsa County Jail near Archer Street in downtown Tulsa.  The leg connecting to the Tulsa Co. Jail offers some great views of the downtown Tulsa skyline along the way.

The trail serves downtown Sand Springs via Main Street.  This main street area is a great place to stop and ride as a short detour.  There is 9-hour parking available near the trail crossing at Main Street and US-64/412.

Maintenance Contact

KATY Trail West - Sand Springs Parks and Recreation

Phone: 918.246.2562

Email: gggerondale@sandspringsok.org

KATY Trail East - River Parks Authority

Phone: 918.596.2001

Email: staff@riverparks.org