Located about 6 miles south of I-80 exit 432, 330-acre Schramm Park SRA is another picturesque Platte River area and home of the exceptional Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium. Also the site of the state's first fish hatchery (1882), the old hatch house is now a fish management museum, and there is an interesting geologic display nearby. The picnic areas offer spectacular views of the countryside, and there is a 3-mile nature-hiking trail divided into two 1�-mile segments.

Small loop with heavy traffic in the summer. Heavily wooded, not much for views.

trail running
6 months ago

*Reviewed in Summer*
Easy trail run but needs some upkeep. Lots of nice picture spots but again, this trail needs some work. It has heavy foliage for those who don't like the sun when running. Very little traffic and majority have been runners.

Excellent place, beautiful and nice to go walk, hiking or trail running

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Easy hike, great for a family outing. Pack a picnic lunch and explore the rest of the park and aquarium as well.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice & short. Somewhat of a rough trail for a 2 yr old, although she was able to manage the shorter of the 2 trails. Peaceful as you get up high, especially on the flatter parts of the trail. Keep an eye out for a Christmas tree.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Love, love, love taking my kids to Schramm! The trails are very well-kept and very easy to hike. Lots to explore and learn about!

Thursday, September 01, 2016

This was a wonderful little trail. I did backwoods trail number 2, which was the longer of the two.

At times the trail wasn't marked the best, but it wasn't too hard to find the correct route. Trail number 1 was moderately trafficked, but number 2 only had a couple of runners, who helped with navigation.

Parking passes for the trail can be purchased at the little aquarium. This lets you park right next to the trailhead. I believe it was only about $5.

Trail number two wove through beautiful trees, past a cool meditation building, over a suspension bridge, past a little archery place, past a waterfowl display where you could feed ducks, and past a little fishing 'museum'.

It was beautiful. I went in September in the afternoon and the sun lit up a couple of pristine spider webs which was awesome. I saw a deer on my way in but not on the hike.

The only thing I wished I had brought was a better bug spray. The one I had did not have deet and I found myself power hiking to keep ahead of the mosquitos.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Very secluded and lots of wildlife!

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Very intense, secluded with wilderness and forest. As a family we had an amazing time. Seen deer, birds, insects, turkeys, geese, ducks, and plenty of fish. I would recommend this park to anyone!

hiking
Monday, November 09, 2015

One of my favorite local trails so far. Heavily wooded...nice trail conditions, some wildlife...and some very cool bridges.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Awesome gem of a park for trail running! Winding trails, heavily wooded and spectacular view of the Platte River valley. Even on weekends there is little traffic. I run here quite often all year round.

hiking
Monday, May 19, 2014

Although this park is small, it's quiet and totally a family hangout place rather than a backpacking / hiking visit. I came for a picnic to celebrate Mothers day. This park has quite a bit of scenic views which really adds to it's enjoyment. It's a great visit and I'll go again soon to hit the trails. I'll update my review once I do that.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Schramm is a hidden gem, though small in scale its variety of scenic nooks and niches along trails 1 & 2 were wonderfully pleasant. Even passing time amongst the lower ponds can fill an entire afternoon just watching the abundant wild and pond life flourish around you (mostly geese, ducks, red squirrels, fish and turtles).

hiking
Saturday, September 14, 2013

I liked it...the trails were in good shape, saw plenty of wildlife, and the suspension bridge was cool. Great place, there's lots to do there...the trails and the aquarium are my favorites.
The trails are great for mt. Bikes as well.

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2012

I did a figure 8 and completed both nature trails (1 and 2) in under an hour. The weather was nice and the trails were in good condition. Saw some wildlife and medium traffic on the trails. There are also fire pits and shelters along the path for picnicking or whatever suits your fancy. Overall, pretty decent.

mountain biking
Monday, April 16, 2012

Awesome little trail for biking. Great for beginners or just trying to stretch ur legs. All in all, I'd do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

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