Peter Kiewit Lodge to Observation Tower Loop Trail

EASY 22 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

historic site

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Some beautiful views of the river. The trail is pretty overgrown in some spots, and the trail could be better marked. But we enjoyed the scenery.

9 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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

Monday, May 09, 2016

walking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

Pretty hike. Easy enough for small children.

walking
Friday, December 25, 2015

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
Monday, September 28, 2015

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

trail running
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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

hiking
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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
Monday, March 17, 2014

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
Thursday, January 16, 2014

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

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

hiking
Sunday, May 12, 2013

hiking
Saturday, March 30, 2013

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