Platte River State Park Trails

MODERATE 58 reviews
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Platte River State Park Trails is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Louisville, Nebraska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

13 days ago

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2 months ago

Going back soon!

3 months ago

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5 months ago

This isn't the most exciting hike but you can get some pretty views. The waterfall is awesome, though. I went on a hot early September day so it was very buggy.

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7 months ago

Beautiful park, great trail...pretty (little) waterfall, lots of bridges, and great views of the Platte River.

7 months ago

8 months ago

This was a solid trail to what I am told is Nebraska's biggest waterfall. It starts near some developed camp grounds to the left of the main park entrance and parking is $5, which can be purchased at the visitors center (to the right of the main entrance).

The trail wove through the forest, over several bridges, and went past a teepee. From there there were a number of different splits you could take, which mostly wasn't labeled. The bridges had signs which helped, but I found myself needing to back track at several points.

Bring bug spray. This wasn't the worst for mosquitos that I did but bug spray will definitely make your time more enjoyable. I did this hike in September and saw only one other family.

I was able to see some beautiful butterflies on this trail as well.

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9 months ago

went for an hour before dark. nice trails and cant wait to go back for more

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9 months ago

Small but beautiful, the falls are gorgeous. Moderately busy, but still worth it.

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9 months ago

By far my favorite place to hike WITH DOGS in the Omaha area. The dogs loved it! Great waterfall area. Paths aren't congested. Nice options!

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Great for the family! Fun little falls for the kids to play in.

10 months ago

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11 months ago

This was an amazing hike!! Got to see a deer and some wild turkeys.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

They had a pretty good trail. We had to pay $5 for parking though.