Nature hikes set Sunday at Osage Hills State Park

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage Hills State Park will host “Earth Day” hikes on April 19.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for three hikes sponsored by the Osage Hills Hiking Club. Those hikes will start at 10 a.m., with each of the three is tailored for a different skill level — beginner, intermediate and advanced. An “easy” mile-long nature walk is set to start from near the Park Manager’s office at 1 p.m.

Hike #1: An easy one of about 1½ miles. Flat, slow paced, through woods and along a creek. About 1½ hours. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Hike #2: Intermediate level, going about two miles. Hilly with rocky areas, moderately paced. Takes you to the lake and through the CCC camp. About 2 hours.

Hike #3: For advanced hikers. Travels about three miles along narrow and rocky trails. Moderately paced through woods and along rocky bluffs. Will last about three hours.

Participants should bring sturdy sneakers or hiking boots, a hat, sunscreen and bug repellent. Also, drinks and snacks. Rain gear and an extra layer of warm clothing also is a good idea.

For more information, contact OsageHillsHiking@gmail.com.

OHSP is located nine miles east of Pawhuska on U.S. Highway 60. Next up for the club will be “Memorial Day” hikes on May 17.