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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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Scotts Bluff National Monument
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24 Completed 3 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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Grassed Loop Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

despite what they tell you when you call the park phone number, the trail system is not maintained, nor is it mowed. The flood of 2011 deposited about 2 feet of silt over the preserve, burying the trails, which are now overgrown with tall weeds. If you can find the trails, it's like walking on beach sand, if you can get past the cottonwood saplings and sand burrs. frankly, the Boyer Chute seems to have been completely abandoned for all except motorists. If you plan on leaving the parking lot, you might find yourself wanting a machete.

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Scotts Bluff National Monument
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14 Completed 15 Reviews

Nice visitor center with lots of displays and information about the Oregon Trail. Also great photo op with covered wagons in front of the bluff near center. We drove to the top and hiked to the South Overlook and the North Overlook. Both were nice views and short trails.

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Desoto Bend Grassland and Cottonwood Traill
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

Easy trails for hiking and biking. Interesting wildlife and well maintained nature center. great for all ages. Don't miss the Eagles and Pelicans.

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Fontenelle Forest National Recreation Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

My family has done this hike quite often. Very easy terrain for any age. Some interesting wildlife but not really away from the city.

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Fontenelle Forest National Recreation Trail
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36 Completed 34 Reviews

It has been almost 25 years since I've been in this park--but I spent a fair amount of time here back then. In fact, my husband asked me to marry him here! I remember it as a nice place with a variant terrain including some hills and a trail to the Missouri River. I know that I hiked more than the 1.8 miles listed for this trail--not sure if I've done the entire 26 listed in the description. It was a nice place close to the city of Omaha, but far enough into the wild to make it feel like an escape.

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Indian Cave State Park Trails
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Went out to Indian Cave Park July 16th this year 2014. It was my first time there. I was a little disappointed because I was expecting more than one cave. I did enjoy the trials and driving through the park. There was some repair and/or renovation happening on the road to the cave. I did climb trail head #11; which goes up behind the cave, because I wanted to get to the over look at the top. That trail was wash mostly away and all the plants had grown up over the trail. It was tough for me (a newbie to hiking) and I was not very prepared but I made it and found my way back down. I would go again. I've heard it very prettying in the fall.

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Neale Woods Nature Center Trails
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Dogs are NOT ALLOWED on these trails

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Glen Cunningham Lake
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This lake has a good paved trail, but I prefer taking hikes and rides off trail. Careful around the disc-golf course, especially on Saturday mornings there is a league that gathers.

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Zorinsky Park Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Really enjoy this trail, but it is a popular spot in Omaha. If you want a more isolated trail, this isn't the trail for you. Even with the numbers of people there on any given day, I enjoy my time there.

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