I asked my husband if we could hike the Keystone trail so I could get new pictures to do an updated blog post.
We visit this trail a couple times a year but recently we have been running it so I do not bring my camera.
It was nice to go through it at a little slower pace last Saturday.
The parking lot is located across from the Keystone State Park.
I realized when we pulled up that it can be a little hard to find unless you already know what you are looking for so I took a picture of the entrance.
Once you pull into the parking lot there are two main entrances to the trail system.
We usually do a loop so it does not really matter which way we go.
There is a map at the travelok.com site to help you out though.
This was one of the earlier hikes my husband and I did when we first got married, almost 10yrs ago!
We had gotten turned around a bit and went longer than intended(at least that is what I was told).
I remember thinking I was going to die…
My face was all red(I do not glisten, I sweat, and turn into a tomato) and I was breathing really hard.
My husband barely broke a sweat.
He almost got a rock thrown at him when at the very end he said “Hey! I am starting to sweat!”.
We were at slightly different fitness levels.
I fared better during this hike, it is nice to know I am in better shape than I once was.
There is an easy loop for beginners(green).
It is a stacked loop system with 8miles of trail total with the longest uninterrupted loop(with portions of each loop) being around 5 miles.
We saw two turtles nesting while out!
I had never seen this before!
Portions of the trail are really rocky so I try to make sure I have sturdy boots when hiking there.
I think the difficulty rating is geared more towards bikers but I am not one hundred percent sure on that.
The Expert portion does not seem as difficult as others we have done with a similar rating.
You can avoid brushing up against foliage for most of the trail so we were able to walk away with few if any ticks.
We heard a storm coming but thankfully it was not too bad.
I welcome rain while hiking(I was hot!) but I had not brought a bag for my camera and I do not like to hike in a thunderstorm.
His hair goes curly in the rain.
We ended up with over 5 miles!
Nick had been in China for a week so I was pretty happy to be able to get out and hike a longer hike!
I try to stay away from long hikes when I am alone with the boys.
It felt really good to push myself!
If you live in the area you should check out this trail!
It is a great hike!
If you want to find more local hikes I have made it easy for you.
Check out my Oklahoma board on Pinterest, I included the map feature so you can easily find hikes and events I have done or want to do in the area.