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#4 of 69 state parks in Nebraska

Best trails in Smith Falls State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Smith Falls State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Nebraska's newest state park, Smith Falls State Park features the state's highest waterfall, Smith Falls. The area primarily serves day-use visitors, canoers and kayakers on the Niobrara River and canoe campers.

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Map of trails in Smith Falls State Park
Park information
Acreage:
252 acres
Contact
(402) 376-1306
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#1 - Smith Falls Trails
Smith Falls State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
The south side of the river, where the falls are located, is maintained in a natural state. Hiking is limited to established trails to prevent erosion and protect rare plants. Although there is no vehicle access or camping there, a footbridge across the Niobrara links the falls to the north side of the park. Picnic sites, tent camping, restrooms, concession, and pay showers are available on the north side of the river. CAMPING Smith Falls State Park offers primitive camping that is reservable 1 year in advance. Smith Falls campground straddles the Niobrara National Scenic River. Picnic sites, tent camping, restrooms, concession, and pay showers are available on the north side of the river. No RV facilities are available. The park protects the biological and scenic significance of the location, while allowing the public to view the state's highest waterfall.Show more