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My favorite trail at the Monument. Been hiking it for over 50 years. Their has been a lot of changes during that time. In my youth we ran/jogged up and back. Now I choose to walk one way or the other but not both ways the same day.

Great little trail on top of Scottsbluff National Monument. Great views of surrounding bluffs and the surrounding area. Great flowers and plants depending on time of year. I try to make it there whenever we visit family in the area.

scenic driving
19 days ago

a lot easier to come from the south than the north, directions were suspect. but we made it, few bucks a person. just a view of the plains in the distance, not much elevation change. few buffalo herds way in the distance.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view.

3 months ago

Unusual rock formations. Be sure to grab the numbered pamphlet with the explanations and descriptions.

love this unrated place.

3 months ago

Amazing... like you're on another planet when you're there! Bring some shoes that you don't mind getting dirty and that have good traction so you can climb all the cool hills and rocks!

BRING BUG SPRAY! We used 40% Deet and did pretty well against the mosquitos. Anything less that that you might as well just run back to the car!

Boring and short. Views of the city.

hiking
4 months ago

Really cool area, lots of fossils if you are paying attention.

Nebraska high point! Google Maps got us right there from the south. At turn off there's a sign with some information and a envelope/drop box for your $3.

From the turnoff you drive a dirt road about a mile to the highpoint. You're not allowed to walk the road from turnoff due to the fact that it's a working bison ranch (High Point Bison).

Once to the top there's a simple monument, bench, and metal desk with register.

Pretty great views of Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska plains.

One request: please don't leave loose paper or even trinkets in the drawers. I spent 5-10 minutes picking up trash that had blown/fallen out of the drawer.

Can’t really expect more from a drive-up highest point :).

NOTE - $3.00 per person. Don’t drive all the way out there without your funds

Good trail in the cool parts of the day. Watch out for the steers that are in the area though.

My sister and I hiked this with my 4-year old and 1-year old. We loved this trail! We used the guide booklet available at the trailhead to learn about the area and keep the kids engaged. The guide is very well designed, and we really enjoyed learning about how the different rocks formed and the why the rocks are the colors they are. It was a perfect hike for our group!

The trail is very general, but the experience of the fort is well worth it. The trail gives you a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy a walk next to the Arkansas river and the wetlands on the property. When we completed the hike there were some horses on the property but i'm not sure if they are in the area each day.

Did to say I did. Just a marker.

Views yes, but very ordinary. No markers or info. Did see buffalo herd.

hiking
5 months ago

Loved this trail!! Amazing history! If you are going through the park, dont pass this one up!

It was a beautiful day for a hike in this area that contains so much history for our country. We were pleased to see that the park service has begun to honor some of the Native Americans that were lost in this battle and not just the Calvary. It's sobering walking a trail that has tombstone markers where known casualties fell. Recommended for all to take in the environment and history of this location.

hiking
6 months ago

This one is pretty straight forward. Not a long trail, but it provides some good views of this portion of the Badlands. You can definitely see the coal layer of the Badlands along this trail.

hiking
6 months ago

About 15 miles off the main highway in this area. 10-15 miles on a gravel road to get to it but well marked so you won't get lost. No visitors center, just a trail head and great rock formations. Sod house near the trail head to see. I think the fee was $3 and it's just a drop box with a sort form. Trail is very well marked and kept. Black posts to guide you along the way. Our five year old was with us and he absolutely loved this trail. We were in the area so it made sense for us to stop. We don't mind gravel roads in western Nebraska to find a good trail. About 20 miles from Fort Robinson, this would be your nearest area of convenience. If you are in the area it's worth the stop.

Will definitely do it again

Great well maintained trail paved the whole way. Go early, say 6:30 in morning when cool. Take a light jacket

hiking
6 months ago

Good short hike! Trail was super easy to follow. Definitely worth your time.

Excellent place to visit with kids very hands on. Live blacksmith demonstration was excellent. Chooks and peacocks!

So much history. So captivating for those that love history. Great visitor’s center. Peaceful and captivating

hiking
6 months ago

Wish the trail was longer, we had the chance to be 5 feet from a bison which was pretty awesome.

Neat views, if you look towards Chimney Rock National Monument you can see it on a clear day.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Due to past washout, the trail was hard to follow. With so many other spectacular trails in the park, this one isn't as impressive. I did spot a mule deer at close proximity along this trail.

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