Agate Fossil Beds Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Agate Fossil Beds Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Harrison, Nebraska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

no shade

historic site

no dogs

Visitors traveling east-west on U.S. Highway 26, turn North on State Highway 29 at Mitchell, Nebraska. The park is 34 miles from Mitchell. Follow the National Park Service signs. Visitors traveling on U.S. Highway 20, turn South on State Highway 29 at Harrison, Nebraska. The park is 22 miles from Harrison. Follow the National Park Service signs.

2 hours ago

Beautiful scenery and just a really nicely maintained trail that almost anyone could walk.

Once we got to the top, the views of the surrounding valleys were amazing!

hiking
4 days ago

Nice paved trail, very accessible, easy. The visitor center is also very nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Our family enjoyed this trail. Paved, with some seating areas along the way that provide some shade. That was nice considering there are no trees on this portion of the plains and the day we did this hike it was 105 degrees. The fossil hill is very interesting to see. Never crowded, and the views of the rolling plains are beautiful. Away from the trail, make sure you go into the visitors center to view the Vault of Native American artifacts that were handed down to people who settled the land. It's an incredible collection

4 months ago

Well taken care of trail, many birds and small lizards. Watch for rattle snakes!! As you get to the hill areas look for fosils on the ground and in the mounds.

hiking
11 months ago

Return visit when enroute to another location. Even more impressed than last time. excellent visitor center. and trails.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Very easy walk. Paved all the way up with a couple shaded rest stops along the way. The view is awesome looking out over the valley from the first dig site. There are markers along the trail identifying several of the different plants you'll see.

hiking
Monday, December 06, 2010

pleasant hike. Interesting history. worth the admission fee.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016