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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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Ponca State Park Trails
by Alex Barr

3 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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348 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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Chalco Hills Trails
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11 Completed 11 Reviews

easy park for biking and fishing. Trails are paved and there are docks to fish off of. Well maintained and plenty of parking. Also, lots of turtles for the kids to play with.

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Indian Cave State Park Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We went on a horseback riding vacation at Indian Cave State Park, it was our first visit to the park. The equestrian area was well groomed but not many level areas to park or to set up a camper or trailer. The only water source is a water wagon for the horses but the park personnel make sure it is full and the water is clean and fresh. There is a nice covered shelter area with picnic tables by the corrals and picnic tables, fire pits and tie posts around the area. The 12 pen corrals look nice but we were disappointed to see how muddy they were and even if the ground was dry how rough it was in the corrals. There is no drainage for these corrals and they were ankle deep in mud, we had to set up our own electric fence corrals on the grass for the four days we were there. A suggestion would be to thoroughly clean out those corrals and fill with sand.
The trails are wide, nice and for the most part well maintained. They were beautiful tree covered, fun trails, some easy trails quickly turned steep and challenging, they are also very slippery when wet! Want to be sure your horse is in shape for these trails! Be sure and get a park map marked for horse trails, not all trails are open for horses and can be misleading and you can’t ride to the historical sites. Trail heads are marked well but interior trails are not ,very confusing. The entrance into the equestrian area is narrow, it was a tight fit for our larger rigs. A note, the weekend we were there a black powder shoot was going on right next to the horse camp, very loud! All in all we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the trails and had a great time riding the park!

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Indian Cave State Park Trails
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

We've been to this park twice and enjoy the trails. The park is far enough away from main roads that hiking here is very peaceful with no traffic noise. The trails are decent, although they do need to trim in some places and remove fallen trees others. We enjoy a little adventure and don't mind climbing over or ducking under trees, so if this doesn't bother you, you should enjoy the trails here. One thing to note is that the trails are very poorly marked and the park map doesn't quite match the trails.

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Scotts Bluff National Monument
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32 Completed 5 Reviews

We hiked to the top and took the NPS shuttle down. Very well maintained, paved trail. Great view of the city of Gering below, mountains to the west. Not only was the trail a lot of fun, the site itself has wonderful and very knowledgeable staff.

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