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Best trails in Indian Cave State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Indian Cave State Park, Nebraska? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Indian Cave State Park ranging from 1 to 4.7 miles and from 879 to 1,243 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Indian Cave State Park borders the Missouri River and is known for its pristine camping and picnicking areas. The park is named for the large sandstone cave located within it's boundary.

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Map of trails in Indian Cave State Park
Park information
Acreage:
3 acres
Contact
(402) 883-2575
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Indian Cave Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Please note that the cave is currently closed due to COVID 19. 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. Primitive tent camping is permitted along hiking trails throughout the park. There are nine Adirondack shelters with fire rings. Group campsites are available, including a horseback rider campground. A 131/2-mile trail is designated for horseback riding. Supervised horseback rides are held Friday through Sunday during the summer and on autumn weekends.Show more
#2 - Rock Bluff Run Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
#3 - Hardwood Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
The Hardwood Trail is a demanding point-to-point trail that takes you through several wet weather creeks and over the forested Loess hills to Indian Cave, a large sandstone cavity on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri river. The cave dates back thousands of years, and has well-preserved petroglyphs.Show more
#4 - Indian Cave North Ridge Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 56 m
#5 - Indian Cave: Trail 2, Trail 7 and Trail 3
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m