Our World – Turkey Mountain Cleanup


The Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition sponsored a Trail Cleanup Day on Turkey Mountain Saturday, early Saturday morning, like really early, like eight am, I got there about 8:40. I brought my loppers so I took off down the Red Trail to go do some lopping.

Abandoned Bicycle Jumps on Turkey Mountain

I turned off the Red Trail and headed down the Fro-Flow mountain bike trail.

More Abandoned Bicycle Jumps on Turkey Mountain

The Fro-Flow trail was all the rage just a few years ago. Somebody went and built this incredible collection of jumps and obstacles to ride their bikes on. It made for some great watching.

Here is a three year old youtube video of somebody doing the ride.

People still ride the trail. Four came by while I was lopping limbs to help clear the way. They just bypass the obstacles. It is a little more exciting than I would want to try.


I found me a big ole rock with all sorts of swirly patterns in it.


I also found this fall across the trail. So you can either hop over the thing, or take the steps, or just bypass the whole thing. You got options here. I am in the natural gas business. Everybody in the business, from producers to end markets want optionality.


Here is a relic of Turkey Mountain’s oilfield past. Turkey Mountain was a thriving oilfield at one time, it also had farms and small settlements and outlaws. The Tulsa area used to have lots of outlaws.


While I was lopping I was picking up stuff. Lots and lots of beer cans, water bottles, and a shoe, and some cheap hair dye. Don’t ask me cuz I don’t know.

Too big to lop. If there were some guys with me (or even gals) we could have probably moved this. By myelf, nope.

So I lopped limbs on about 2 miles of trails, picked up a lot of trash. There were about a half dozen other people, plus a Girl Scout Troop, a couple of policemen, and a mom and her son looking for volunteer hours. We got a lot done in just a few hours.

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13 thoughts on “Our World – Turkey Mountain Cleanup

  1. Ellen

    I admire you for always helping with trail cleanup. I get notices from our trails and open spaces group, but I’m always afraid I’d have to hike up 1000 feet to work on the trail. From the pictures I see it seems to be younger people. I’m going to have to check it out one of these days though.

  2. Pat

    Nice work, Yogi! It’s always great to have volunteers take an interest in their community and lend a hand with projects like this. Everyone benefits!

  3. Sallie

    Great job you and the other volunteers did there. That’s such a great space… You told the whole story of saving it so well, I really enjoy getting the updates on it.

  4. Lea's Menagerie

    I enjoy walking trails. The weatherman keeps predicting lower temperatures, maybe this weekend.
    This morning (Tues) in northeast Mississippi, it is 72F with a predicted high of 97!

  5. Driller's Place

    Perhaps a few of those ramps could be rebuilt in more durable materials and put a little spice back in the trail ride. I think it’s great that you’re committed to preserving the trail and keeping Turkey Mountain an urban wilderness. Well done Yogi.

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