Peter Kiewit Lodge to Observation Tower Loop Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Peter Kiewit Lodge to Observation Tower Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Ashland, Nebraska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

2.1 miles 223 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

historic site

2 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice hike in the start then slowly gets more overgrown. Did not know what way to go because it was to overgrown.

10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Pretty hike. Easy enough for small children.

walking
1 year ago

This park has everything, but I would not recommend it for nature hiking. Still a great place to go on a nice day to get outdoors.

walking
1 year ago

easy to nagivate, kid friendly, short, easy walk.

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

Very pretty hike for living in flat land Nebraska. Gives you great view of the Platte River.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Just did the loop around the park. A very easy and beautiful walk. Hope to eventually get all the smaller shorter trails walked.

hiking
2 years ago

Like it's cousin park, Platte River, the trails are a bit sporadic and short. Although the park itself is a bit more crowded than Platte River, the trails are not which make it a bit nicer of a walk in my opinion. Personally the popularity of the camp ground is a bit too much for me which is why I prefer Platte River State Park, just a few miles south.

hiking
3 years ago

Saturday March 15th, 2014 I had to get out and enjoy the weather. Went to Mahoney Park and walked on the trail below the lookout tower. Nice trail through the brush and trees above the river. Although it wasn’t flat land the hike was not difficult. I’m looking forward to new life springing up from the dead ground. In the blink of any eye the temperature dropped and the wind picked up speed bringing the cold front.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice hike! Very scenic, lots of wildlife, and the trails are well maintained.
Theres also a ton of other stuff to do.

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Fun family hike! Tons of wildlife, great river view as well.

mountain biking
4 years ago

There's deffinatly some good riding, but is very unkept. Fast drops steep climbs. All in all, it ok. Bout 2 hrs of riding. Tons of wild life!!!!

hiking
5 years ago

We saw lots of baby deer. Great views of the river too. Our son really enjoyed this hike. We climbed the tower during our loop back to the Lodge. Very easy hike for the family.