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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
5 days 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
10 months ago

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.

a walk in a pasture. prarie and cows. nothing special

11 months ago

Great short trail for learning about the land and history. Well marked signs and accompanying literature are provided. Beautiful scene. Bring some water. Also stop at the nearby Hudson Meng ed ctr to see a bison bone bed!

hiking
11 months ago

Interesting, nice campground, restored sod cabin, nice rock formations.

walking
11 months ago

Simple paved walk to an overlook. Does have info markers.

Great history. Great hike. Incline with switchbacks is doable by most.

Trail is now opened!

Trail closed midway but hiked all parts allowed. Good views! Wear sunscreen. :)

Other trails are closed at various points due to rock slides, so...we hiked the vehicle access road after park hours with ranger permission. Greats views, rattle snakes and deer. Good trek, worth the wait for the park to close for the night.

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