South Overlook Trail

EASY 5 reviews

South Overlook Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mitchell, Nebraska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

0.4 miles
3 feet
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

The South Overlook provides a view of Mitchell Pass, the Oregon Trail Museum & Visitor Center, and the remnants of the Oregon Trail. Take the Summit Road from the Scott's Bluff National Monument Visitors Center to the Summit parking lot; the paved trail can be found at the south end of the parking lot.

22 days ago

If you are a photographer it's worth the trip. Wanted to climb the long trail but was closed due to landslide but the landslide looked weak and probably could've kept the trail open in my opinion.

4 months ago

8 months ago

10 months ago

Great views

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The South Overlook is at the end of a .4 mile asphalt path that provides a scenic view of Mitchell Pass, and the Scott's Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. One can clearly see four of the five rock formations of Scott's Bluff: Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, and Saddle Rock. Remnants of the Oregon Trail are also visible as it crosses Mitchell Pass.