The Osage Hills Hiking Club will host its fourth annual easy “New Moon” Hike on Saturday morning at Osage Hills State Park.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Ranger’s Station within Osage Hills State Park. The hike starts at 10 a.m.
Osage Hills State Park is located 11 miles west of Bartlesville on Highway 60 from Highway 123. Turn left at the park entrance and go 2.1 miles straight to the park office to receive parking instructions.
The hike is for anyone who is in “reasonable shape.” Hiking experience is not needed as it will be an easy-level hike, which will cover less than 2 miles of virtually flat, 12-foot wide, dirt truck road called the Creek Loop Trail that meanders through the woods. This hike is suitable for kids. Duration is approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Hikers should bring sturdy sneakers or hiking boots, hat, sunscreen and bug repellent, drinks and snacks, rain gear and an extra layer of clothing (just in case).
The Osage Hills Hiking Club is a group of people who want to spend time exploring the outdoors with others who enjoy the same. They also volunteer and work directly with the park. Contact them at OsageHillsHiking@gmail.com for more information.
The next hiking event is planned for Aug. 19 at a local site yet to be selected.