OKC’s newest Bike Trail – Opened May 2014 with little fanfare.
The below map shows the new Eagle Lake trail, marked in black. The green line is currently under construction and the red is a potential addition that would link the river trails to the Katy trail.
Here is a photo tour of the trail.
The entrance to the path starts 1/4 mile south of Reno on MLK/Eastern, next to the entrance to the future Native American center. You will need to jump the curb to start the trail.
Note – a bike trail is currently under construction that will join the existing river trail to this trail.
The length of the current trail is about 2 miles. That is Eagle Lake seen in the photo.
The gravel road is about 1/4 mile, navigable by most bikes, just not paved. From there you can get to Reno near Sunnylane for access to Del City, Midwest City, Tinker and Lake Draper.
Can you get from Eagle Lake to the Katy Trail? With a little effort you can. This next photo is from the west side of Eagle Lake ( accessible on a gravel road ). The photo shows a grass field one block long from the gravel road to a grassy path along the river.
Just past the 4th street bridge you can walk up the hill to get on the bridge.
Note – this new Eagle Lake trail is a portion of the Tinker-Draper Trail officially. It was approved with the GO Bond in 2000. Engineering of the trail began back in 2007. The south portion (the portion that runs from Tinker to Lake Draper) was opened last year.