Ponca State Park Trails

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Ponca State Park Trails is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ponca, Nebraska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
898 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


mountain biking

paddle sports




With more than 20 miles of trails, the park provides hikers and mountain bikers many opportunities to explore the park's backcountry.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Very cool views of 3 states. Kept up very nicely.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Beautiful views of the only part of the Missouri River that has not been channeled by man.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Good diversity of trails here. Corps of Discovery Trail is my favorite. Good diversity of trails here. Beautiful views of the Missouri from the bluffs or winding trails through the woods

Friday, September 28, 2012

I have hiked and cross country skied most of the trails. Rolling hills of hardwood trees over looking the Missouri river. Great state park in N.E. Nebraska

mountain biking
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Went mountain biking here today and am certainly glad I did! Trails here are beautiful and fun to ride although are pretty short. I fully recommend if you're looking for a challenging MTB ride.

Monday, December 06, 2010

This state park is very well maintained. Tremendous amount of wildlife viewed while hiking. Great scenic overlooking the Missouri and Niobrara rivers. Terrain varied from heavy woods to prairie. Enjoyed the visit. I have been back a couple of times.
Full fee camping, from tent, to RV, to cabin rentals. Cheap motels 2 miles away. A lot of history with the Ponca Indians and the Mormons.

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