South Overlook Trail

EASY 14 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 is primarily used for walking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles
9 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly




wild flowers

no shade

historic site

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.

1 month ago

Great little trail on top of Scottsbluff National Monument. Great views of surrounding bluffs and the surrounding area. Great flowers and plants depending on time of year. I try to make it there whenever we visit family in the area.

3 months ago

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view.

9 months ago

Neat views, if you look towards Chimney Rock National Monument you can see it on a clear day.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Simple paved walk to an overlook. Does have info markers.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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.

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016