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Platte River State Park Trails

MITTELSCHWER 176 Bewertungen
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Platte River State Park Trails ist ein 5.1 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Louisville, Nebraska. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde und Pferde sind auf dem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 5.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 711 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

hundefreundlich

kinderfreundlich

Camping

Wandern

Reiten

Mountainbiking

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Wald

Fluss

Aussicht

Wildblumen

wandern
schlammig
12 days ago

These trails are surprisingly good, with varied elevation and decent river views. It's most crowded right around the falls, but traffic drops off pretty sharply once you get past them, and especially after you cross over Owen Landing. At times there can be some bike/horse traffic on this portion of the trails, but there are enough side paths and offshoots to avoid too many collisions, and there usually aren't too many hikers crowding around. It's true that many of these trails aren't marked, but they all eventually lead to the same place, or back to the main trail. It's not overly difficult to find your way back, even without a map. The trails do tend to be muddy though, especially after Owen Landing. If you're trying to hike outside of Omaha and don't have time to go to Indian Cave (south) or Ponca (north), this is about the best you can do.

wandern
abseits des Weges
schlammig
1 month ago

Sad to see that for some reason Nebraska Game and Parks has allowed the mountain bikers to overrun the place. trail offshoots everywhere. obstacles and mounds intentionally added to existing trails. just seems like they've given the trails over to them and hikers be damned.

wandern
brücke geschlossen
2 months ago

wandern
Gebühren
schlammig
überwachsen
2 months ago

Overall, the hike is a lot of fun. There a ton of different paths you can venture to and lots of natural beauty to enjoy. The teepee are is really cool and the Lincoln Journal tower is worth the climb to the top to be reward with awesome views of the park, the Platte River, and the Missouri River. This is definitely a moderate hike in some areas not just because of distance, but because there are steep ascents and descents in areas where the path is overgrown or not very well maintained. The are close to 0 trail markers and the map provided by the park can be challenging to follow if you have a challenged sense of direction. Despite all that, this is a hike worth doing. The park is beautiful, the falls are lovely, and it provided enough of a challenge to make it exciting. We saw a few people but it was not overly crowded. If you can end you hike by the creek where you will be rewarded with beautiful views and nice areas to fish, stroll, or simply sit and enjoy some time with nature.

wandern
2 months ago

Platte River SP has a pretty good system of trails. I read the prior reviews regarding the trails not being marked, and was hesitant. Actually, that was part of the fun. You start out and go whatever way you want. If you as you have GPS, you can get back to where you started. The trail paths are well used and I was surprised with the amount of elevation change. Overall a great fall hike.

wandern
schlammig
3 months ago

The trail isn't well marked. Even though I had a map I still got lost. Other than that this up and down trail is very beautiful. It is up and down and around. It was a good trail though. It was very muddy when I did it.

wandern
käfer
schlammig
3 months ago

wandern
3 months ago

no

wandern
5 months ago

excellent trail for hiking!! beautiful scenery. Our only complaint, is that a very big lack of trail head signs. not well marked at all. otherwise awesome! had a great time. will be back for sure!!

wandern
5 months ago

Miles of trails. Will need to return a few times to get to them all. Best of Nebraska so far. Lots of steep inclines and no washouts.

wandern
5 months ago

The park is blazing multiple new trails on east side of park. Spent much of my hike exploring. Saw a large number of deer, turkey, and squirrels while hiking. Ran across the largest coyote I’ve ever seen.

wandern
9 months ago

great hiking trails

wandern
9 months ago

I just wish these trails connected together better for a long hike. Nice scenery enjoyable hiking.

wandern
9 months ago

Trail was pretty wet in spots especially in the Eastern part of the park on the 'very difficult' bike trails. Wouldn't be suitable to ride but just fine hiking. They're building a pretty significant boardwalk system at the far eastern edge of the park. Seems to be a really big infrastructure project for an area that get little usage so that probably means they have other infrastructure planned to draw people over there other than just the bikers and hikers that use that part of the park. It's nice that others can enjoy it, I guess, but my selfish side wishes it would stay remote and seldom used. I didn't see another person after passing the observation tower. Even in the middle of the peak season I seldom see anybody east of Owen Crossing. Wouldn't bother me if it stayed that way.

Thu Aug 02 2018

I didn’t exactly follow this map, but I really enjoy this park. Not too difficult but you can get a lot of miles! We wandered into the section of the park that I think is mostly used by bikers. Really beautiful in that section but we did end up getting lost because there are a lot of forks and no signs.

wandern
Sat Jul 14 2018

Nice trail. Practiced hiked with a 33 lb pack. It’s a bit more difficult the further east you go. The description says it’s a 5.1 mile loop. I’m not sure what loop they are talking about, but it’s a lot more that 5.1 miles. Hiked from car lot and went 2 miles east to all the switchbacks, then returned, totaling 4.1 miles. No way the ‘red’ path is 5.1 miles... lol.

wandern
Sat Jun 09 2018

Very much enjoyed hiking here. The little waterfalls are beautiful and easy to find. There’s a cool scenic overlook as well. I thought the hike was easy, but I stayed on the west side of the park and didn’t go over to the east side. However, planning on returning as there’s supposed to be another scenic overlook on that side of the park. It wasn’t clear on the map how to get over there, but they were able to explain how in the office. Overall enjoyable and scenic hike, seems like it’d be a good place for kids, too! Not too busy if you go on a weekday.

wandern
Mon May 28 2018

These trails were partially formed when Platte River State Park was Camp Harriet Harding for 80 yrs before 1980 when the state joined two parks to make this state park. I camped here in the 1970's and ran the trails for hours on end. These trails are the essence of Nebraska. A true riparian forest, caught between the river and the prairie. Fun trails to hike along. Nice little side trails to explore. Sometimes you will see turkeys in the trees, deer, rabbits, coons, lots of insects.

wandern
Sat May 26 2018

Not always marked well but lots of wildlife.

Mon May 07 2018

Good views, not very busy, and we saw lots of deer!

wandern
Sat Jan 06 2018

Went hiking during the winter season. It was a nice trail but it wasn’t marked very well. So kinda made my own path and was cool to see the water frozen and able to walk out to the Platte River. Phone turned off due to the cold so I couldn’t record my whole hike. The observation tower was great to go on but it was, obviously, very cold and windy.

wandern
Sun Oct 08 2017

My family and I hiked there and smelled so fresh Mother Nature on muddy trail for 2.5 miles so nice color falls!

wandern
Fri Sep 22 2017

I did what I consider the main loop. This starts from the trailhead near the waterfall, goes North, then East at the northern terminus of this trail. Proceed East to Owen Crossing, East some more to what I consider the main and best biking trails in the park. Those biking trails loop all over the place and ultimately come back to the east/west trail leading back to Owen Crossing. Travel west the way you came in back to the north terminus of the waterfall trail. Keep traveling west. Take any northern (right) trail that continues to move west and keeps the Platte River to your right and (mostly) in sight. Travel west until you run out of trail and are forced to turn South (left). Travel South until you get to the area that they are using as a temporary dump for the construction they are doing. Keep going south until the treeline then turn East (left). The rest of the trail is cake and follows the road back to where you parked. This loop is 6.26 miles. Lots of up and down. I would rate this as moderate, only because of the up and down nature of the trail, the oppressive Eastern Nebraska humidity, and the terrible marking and signage of this trail. I'm a local and grew up nearby. I've hiked all over here long before these areas were State Parks so I'm intimately familiar with the area. They could get a lot more usage of the trails if they would take the time to properly map them and place markers at the appropriate places so people that are just casual users of the park could not feel intimidated and fear getting lost. There are numerous branching trails off what is already a vague trail (because of a lack of signage). The trails themselves are well established. It's just without clear markers and an accurate map of the area it probably keeps people from exploring more. I'm sure there are lots of city dwellers that come here that feel apprehensive about getting too far back in there because of the fear of getting lost, which would be easy to do if you're directionally challenged and aren't familiar with the area.

Sun Aug 27 2017

it's a great venue to run jog and hike. vigorous hiking workout.

wandern
Sun Aug 13 2017

We decided to do the big loop. Although no trails were marked and they were manny random trails not even listed on the map we were given. Got lost a few time. Some parts of the trail were completely covered in nettle and hurt to pass. Other parts were so overgrown that we didn't think it was part of the trail (which it ended up being that it was part of the trail) it seems that the only area that is taken care of is the thick trail leading up to the falls.

wandern
Sat Aug 12 2017

The trail was nice, however the first section from the trailhead to the falls was covered in screaming children, totally scaring off all the wildlife and annoying all the people there to actually enjoy nature.

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