13 November 2011

Three Rivers and Three Forks Trail

Today I went on a trek with Scott Robinson, Muskogee Port Authority Director, to see places along the Three Rivers where the extension of the current Three Forks Trail would be extended.

By the way, if you are interested in walking/hiking trails, here's a website to check out -
ArklahomaHiker.org "Arkansas and Oklahoma Hiking Trails"

Here are a few photos from places that will eventually be opened up to walkers, hikers and mountain bikes. The larger, long-term plan is to connect the Three Forks Trail with the Jean-pierre Choteau trail that goes from Ft. Gibson's Clinkenbeard Park to Lock 17 on the waterway.

This snapshot of a map of the area shows the three rivers area with the Port of Muskogee on the left.


Here's one of the beautiful places along the rivers. Right now it is accessible - notice the fishermen on the other side. Usually it can be walked over but the recent rains have filled the "road" so it's too deep to go across.

 There are several places along the way that will need walkways put into place because there are so many creeks and rivers.
Even where there is private ownership of the land,
the Corps of Engineers owns land adjacent
to the waterway.

This is another spot that will be visible from the trail eventually.

This is an island that the convergence of the rivers created. Gorgeous.

This is the bridge behind the Ft. Gibson historic fort that you cross to get to Clinkenbeard Park to the Jean-pierre Choteau trailhead. We only walked an hour on that trail but I'll definitely be back to that one!

More information about the J-p Choteau trail is at
Slackpacker.com.

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Enjoyed walking this trail - thanks for the pictures and information.

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