Tsalagi Trail East

Total Miles
54.7

Elevation

366.70 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

A beautiful and leisurely stroll through a small section of the Eastern side of the Cherokee Nation. This route is approximately 58 miles long and can be completed in 2-5 hours, depending on the speed of travel and any stops along the way. The route is all county roads and can be completed by any 4x4 and most 2WD. Care should be given during inclement weather (especially heavy rain) as flooding and road closures can occur. There are multiple scenic areas for photography and sightseeing along this route. If planning occurs in the summer months, a float trip down the Illinois River is an absolute must! If planned during the fall, check the fall foliage calendar to ensure the best colors!

Photos of Tsalagi Trail East

Tsalagi Trail East
Tsalagi Trail East
Tsalagi Trail East

Difficulty

Some water crossings have potential to be several feet deep in heavy rain. Thick mud/clay can be expected as well.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Chris & Ellen Andrews
Apr 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Could have been called Dogwood Trail, they were in bloom all along the trail and beautiful. Very pleasant drive only came across a few spots that might require 4 wheel drive, water crossings were low (only a couple of days after rain storm).
Harold Bradford
Feb 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
The trail was in good condition and really easy, definitely could have done it in a minivan. I spent the day with my grandson, driving, fishing and hiking in a beautiful part of Oklahoma.
Central Arkansas Obgyn
Feb 20, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Beautiful trail. Lots of variety with water crossings, riverside driving, a couple of uphill and downhill portions with some loose larger gravel. There are several longer connecting highway segments but it was never busy at all. 2 hours would be a very quick drive through this area. Not a lot of spaces to stop, especially in the first 1/2 as it is lined by private property. Overall really enjoyed this ride and plan to do it again.
Chip Leach
Sep 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

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