Tahlequah History Trail in Tahlequah, OK

To learn about history while still getting some outdoor exercise, it’s fun to hike the Tahlequah History Trail. Learn more here.


Tahlequah History Trail started as a few paths that ran along Town Branch Creek. In 1992 the paths were expanded into a two-mile trail system that runs north-south near the town’s center and then turns to the west.  The trail now connects all of the Tahlequah City parks of Sequoyah Park, Ross Park, and Felts Park.  It’s a safe, lighted trail that’s 10-feet wide and includes emergency phone stations.  Learn more about Cherokee History in Tahlequah, OK.

Cherokee Settlement

The first sign along the trail marks the Cherokee Settlement, where you can learn more about these Native Americans.  Crossing a wooden pedestrian bridge, you will view the Rosamund House and Franklin Castle.

The following signs tell about the history of Franklin Castle and Seminary Hall.  Further on, you will come to a sign that explains the first part of the History of Tahlequah. 

A few more steps will take you to a gazebo and another sign that continues the History of Tahlequah.  


The final part of the trail will take you through the Norris Park Playground, Sequoyah Park and playground, more historical markers, and the skateboard park.