Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blair, Nebraska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

The trail gives you wonderful views of the lake as well as the woodlands around the lake. Deer, turkeys, and various birds.

hiking
6 months ago

I LOVED DeSoto. What a beautiful nature preserve! The visitor center is amazing, with lots of exhibits and information about the wildlife. The woman at the desk recommended taking a scenic drive around the 12 mile tour road, and then hiking some of the small trails. I did the 1.5 mile loop through the prairie from the visitor center, then hopped in my car and did the driving tour. It was beautiful, with many spots to get out and explore and take pictures. I also hiked the cottonwood/grassland loop, as well as the little extension to the pond. It was a pretty hike, and there was lots of cool info over by the pond. Good mix of prairie, forest, and views of the water. These trails also had the prettiest wildflowers I’ve seen since I started hiking. Overall I highly recommend!

paddle sports
6 months ago

Great place to spend the day! We started at the visitor center hiked a little and kayaked the rest of the day!

hiking
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Easy trails for hiking and biking. Interesting wildlife and well maintained nature center. great for all ages. Don't miss the Eagles and Pelicans.

hiking
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Enjoyed that almost 2 mile combination of the grassland and cottonwood trails! Family friendly and a must for any bird enthusiast. Easy and relaxing hike :)

hiking
8 months ago

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Sunday, March 31, 2013