Schramm Park National Recreation Trail

#1 of 1 trails in Schramm Park State Recreational Area
Schramm Park National Recreation Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gretna, NE that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles 193 feet Loop
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The trail system is one of interlocking loops. There is a short trail around the canyon ponds and picnic area that links to two loops that form a second nature trail and a back country trail. The total is about 3 miles. The canyon ponds trail is less than a mile and the short nature trail is about a mile long. All three have elevation changes that might be too much for small kids, but others should enjoy it. The trail loops are marked well at the intersections. There are adirondack shelters along the trail that would entice someone interested in a secluded spot. The picnic trail is labeled as such. If desired, following nature trail #1 back to the trailhead will avoid the picnic crowds. Close to the beginning of the trail is a suspension bridge. Several other bridges cross a small stream as the trail meanders back and forth. The stream falls over a series of slate layers creating a very pleasant sound. Lots of wildlife. Great for fall colors.

Natalie Natalie Wonder
1 month ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Erin B.
4 months ago

34 Completed4 Reviews

Sonya Collins
6 months ago

6 Completed4 Reviews

One of my favorite local trails so far. Heavily wooded...nice trail conditions, some wildlife...and some very cool bridges.

Kristin Mareno
11 months ago

8 Completed1 Reviews

David Reddel
1 year ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Awesome gem of a park for trail running! Winding trails, heavily wooded and spectacular view of the Platte River valley. Even on weekends there is little traffic. I run here quite often all year round.

Adley Nichols
2 years ago

18 Completed9 Reviews

Although this park is small, it's quiet and totally a family hangout place rather than a backpacking / hiking visit. I came for a picnic to celebrate Mothers day. This park has quite a bit of scenic views which really adds to it's enjoyment. It's a great visit and I'll go again soon to hit the trails. I'll update my review once I do that.

Daniel Danysh
2 years ago

36 Completed26 Reviews

Schramm is a hidden gem, though small in scale its variety of scenic nooks and niches along trails 1 & 2 were wonderfully pleasant. Even passing time amongst the lower ponds can fill an entire afternoon just watching the abundant wild and pond life flourish around you (mostly geese, ducks, red squirrels, fish and turtles).

Steve Baldauf
2 years ago

10 Completed7 Reviews

I liked it...the trails were in good shape, saw plenty of wildlife, and the suspension bridge was cool. Great place, there's lots to do there...the trails and the aquarium are my favorites.
The trails are great for mt. Bikes as well.

James Elliott
3 years ago

225 Completed73 Reviews

I did a figure 8 and completed both nature trails (1 and 2) in under an hour. The weather was nice and the trails were in good condition. Saw some wildlife and medium traffic on the trails. There are also fire pits and shelters along the path for picnicking or whatever suits your fancy. Overall, pretty decent.

Alex Radomski
4 years ago

10 Completed6 Reviews

Awesome little trail for biking. Great for beginners or just trying to stretch ur legs. All in all, I'd do it again.