Peter Kiewit Lodge to Observation Tower Loop Trail

EASY 24 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.

2.1 miles
187 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



historic site

1 month ago

We have hiked these trails year round and always a pleasure to be there. If damp under foot trekking poles can be helpful on slippery steep areas

3 months ago

It's a nice hike with some lovely trees. Saw deer, turkeys, and a flight of pelicans.

6 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.

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.

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.

Monday, September 28, 2015

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

trail running
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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

mountain biking
Friday, April 13, 2012

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!!!!

Monday, September 05, 2011

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.

3 months ago

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