Named in honor of former Oklahoma governor David Boren, the David Boren Hiking Trail in Beavers Bend State Park is one of the best hiking options in the state. This trail is comprised of seven smaller trails that can be mixed and matched to suit your time limits and skill level. The Beaver Lodge Trail, Cedar Bluff Nature Trail, Beaver Creek Trail and Southpark Trail are all one mile long, while the Lookout Mountain Trail runs one and a half miles and the Deer Crossing Trail runs two miles. The Skyline Trail, which is formerly known as Big Oak Nature Trail and Dogwood Interpretive Nature Trail, runs five miles.
The southern 12 miles of the DBHT run from the low-water dam at the south end of Beavers Bend to the Beaver Lodge Nature Trail that runs from the hydro-electric dam to the spillway. The trail was built (and is best marked) from south to north. If you are walking the trail, please be aware of the fact the trail DOES NOT LOOP – be prepared to walk the trail back or walk on the road back to your starting point. The hiking trail is marked by white spray paint on the trees near the trail.