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.
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.
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.