Schramm Park National Recreation Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gretna, Nebraska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
The trail system is one of interlocking loops. There is a short trail around the canyon ponds and picnic area that links to two loops that form a second nature trail and a back country trail. The total is about 3 miles. The canyon ponds trail is less than a mile and the short nature trail is about a mile long. All three have elevation changes that might be too much for small kids, but others should enjoy it. The trail loops are marked well at the intersections. There are adirondack shelters along the trail that would entice someone interested in a secluded spot. The picnic trail is labeled as such. If desired, following nature trail #1 back to the trailhead will avoid the picnic crowds. Close to the beginning of the trail is a suspension bridge. Several other bridges cross a small stream as the trail meanders back and forth. The stream falls over a series of slate layers creating a very pleasant sound. Lots of wildlife. Great for fall colors.
Easy hike, great for a family outing. Pack a picnic lunch and explore the rest of the park and aquarium as well.
Nice & short. Somewhat of a rough trail for a 2 yr old, although she was able to manage the shorter of the 2 trails. Peaceful as you get up high, especially on the flatter parts of the trail. Keep an eye out for a Christmas tree.
Love, love, love taking my kids to Schramm! The trails are very well-kept and very easy to hike. Lots to explore and learn about!
This was a wonderful little trail. I did backwoods trail number 2, which was the longer of the two.
At times the trail wasn't marked the best, but it wasn't too hard to find the correct route. Trail number 1 was moderately trafficked, but number 2 only had a couple of runners, who helped with navigation.
Parking passes for the trail can be purchased at the little aquarium. This lets you park right next to the trailhead. I believe it was only about $5.
Trail number two wove through beautiful trees, past a cool meditation building, over a suspension bridge, past a little archery place, past a waterfowl display where you could feed ducks, and past a little fishing 'museum'.
It was beautiful. I went in September in the afternoon and the sun lit up a couple of pristine spider webs which was awesome. I saw a deer on my way in but not on the hike.
The only thing I wished I had brought was a better bug spray. The one I had did not have deet and I found myself power hiking to keep ahead of the mosquitos.
Very secluded and lots of wildlife!
Very intense, secluded with wilderness and forest. As a family we had an amazing time. Seen deer, birds, insects, turkeys, geese, ducks, and plenty of fish. I would recommend this park to anyone!