Bartlesville’s Hidden Treasure
Pathfinder Parkway is a 12-mile paved trail that wanders through the City of Bartlesville along the Caney River and Turkey Creek drainageways to connect Johnstone Park, Robinwood Park, Jo Allyn Lowe Park and Sooner Park. Designed by City Planner Joel Smith in 1976, the trail was built as a Community Bicentennial Project, and then designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1977. The trail is primarily eight feet in width, and meanders through serene wooded areas where it is not unusual to spot deer, squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife. Easily accessible by nine trailheads with parking, the path provides off-road access to many of the area schools and commercial districts, making it an ideal alternative for commuting to school or work.
An online interaction map of the Pathfinder Parkway trail system is available thanks to the generosity and excellent map making skills of Granger Meador. For an interactive map of streets and other features of Bartlesville go to GIS City Maps.