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Indian Cave State Park Trails

Falls City, NE

Indian Cave SP adjoins the Missouri river with high bluffs and rolling hills covered with timber and small meadows. The trails range from 1/2 mile to seven miles. A number of trails are interlaced so a hiker can continue for many miles without having to go from trail head to trail head.

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Zorinsky Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a nice park trail, that has 2 distinct parts. The east side is open and has a hill where the damn is, the west side has more shade and is pretty level.

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Pine Ridge Trail
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11 Completed 6 Reviews

Hiked part of this trail from the trailhead on Forest Road 711. Located in the Pine Ridge escarpment south of Chadron, Nebraska, the underlying geology is the Oligocene-Miocene aged Arikaree group, mostly light tan colored volcanic ash. The vegetation consists of grass, shrubs such as snowberry and chokecherry, and some ponderosa pine. Much of the pine forest burned in the 2006 Spotted Tail fire, but some natural regeneration is occurring. Most of the burned pine is on the ground, but there are some snags, so be heads up. Nice hike, and someday I will be able to say I saw someone else on a trail I hiked, but not this one.

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Outrider Trailhead
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11 Completed 6 Reviews

Outrider trailhead is located at the junction of Highway 385 and Forest Road 739, about seven miles south of Chadron, Nebraska. The trailhead has parking and horse corrals. Outrider trail is just north of Chadron State Park, and passes through the very northwestern tip pf the park on its way to Lookout Point. One can see the Black Hills in South Dakota from Lookout Point. Some of the area was affected by wildfires in 2012, so be aware of the hazards of falling snags (dead trees). Two trails connect with the Outrider trail and lead south into Chadron State Park. Of the three times I have hiked the trail (January, February, and March of 2015), I was the only person on it.

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Ponca State Park Trails
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful views of the only part of the Missouri River that has not been channeled by man.

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Ponca State Park Trails
by Alex Barr

7 Completed 3 Reviews

Good diversity of trails here. Corps of Discovery Trail is my favorite. Good diversity of trails here. Beautiful views of the Missouri from the bluffs or winding trails through the woods

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Glen Cunningham Lake
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

If you are a trail runner, this is a great place to run and connect with other area trail runners. Loop is a bit short of 10 miles and it is mostly single track dirt trails. Home of the GOATz 50K in October.

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Schramm Park National Recreation Trail
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2 Completed 2 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.

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Zorinsky Park Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

It was great in the winter. Fairly well plowed and not too much traffic for a sunny January Sunday afternoon. Dog liked it too.

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South Overlook Trail
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347 Completed 349 Reviews

The South Overlook is at the end of a .4 mile asphalt path that provides a scenic view of Mitchell Pass, and the Scott's Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. One can clearly see four of the five rock formations of Scott's Bluff: Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, and Saddle Rock. Remnants of the Oregon Trail are also visible as it crosses Mitchell Pass.

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Scotts Bluff National Monument
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21 Completed 20 Reviews

Really great hike up to the top of Scott's Bluff from the visitor's center. One of my favorite short day hikes I've ever done.

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