Tulsa: Talimena to Deadman Gap

Zigzag the wooded contours of Winding Stair Mountain and explore lesser-traveled landscapes on this 7.9-mile section of the Ouachita Trail.
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Zigzag the wooded contours of Winding Stair Mountain and explore lesser-traveled landscapes on this 7.9-mile section of the Ouachita Trail.

Mapped by Charlies Williams

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.7

Waypoints

TDG001

Location: 34.7831687927246, -94.9509963989258

Head E following blue blazes; trail curves N and follows E side of ridge along a streambed

TDG002

Location: 34.7889633178711, -94.9450073242188

Turn R uphill along S side of Winding Stair Mtn., a formation of Jackfork Sandstone; spring in .2 mi.

TDG003

Location: 34.7881736755371, -94.9401779174805

Cross Indian Nations Trail (yellow blazes). Cross again two more times in the next .2 mi. Stay

TDG004

Location: 34.7903213500977, -94.9367370605469

Last junction with yellow trail; stay straight

TDG005

Location: 34.7950744628906, -94.9235992431641

Keep R @ junction with Potato Hills Vista Spur

TDG006

Location: 34.7927093505859, -94.9088592529297

Frazier Creek Campsite: Room for one tent in this wooded site. Rock furniture and fire ring, too. No water, except after fall rains. Cache water up the draw beside Talimena Dr.

TDG007

Location: 34.7773971557617, -94.9051284790039

More camping @ Panorama Vista. Dry site, too

TDG008

Location: 34.7704315185547, -94.8919982910156

Straight across FR 6010 and bear SW connecting blue blazes. Caution: Avoid the unblazed trail, leading SE

TDG009

Location: 34.7663345336914, -94.8791351318359

Straight @ 3-way. In .2 mi., pass Bohannon Creek Camp tucked into small gully (water, one tent site, and fire ring)

TDG010

Location: 34.7720985412598, -94.8718566894531

Cross Talimena Scenic Dr./OK 1 and turn L. Head W for .2 mi. to pick up 2nd car @ Deadman Vista parking area