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Windlass Hill Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lewellen, Nebraska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 144 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Running

Paved

Views

Wild flowers

No shade

Historic site

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Getting There

Windlass Hill Trail leads to the crest of Windlass Hill, where the deep ruts carved by thousands of covered wagons are still visible on the bluffs. Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow a major stopover on the Overland Trail.

Parking lot accommodating small RV's, Informational signs

From Lewellen, NE, Travel 3 miles south on hwy 26. Trail head on West side of the road.

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Reviews (5)
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Pam Nash
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The history of the area is nicely displayed. It is a nice paved path so I wouldn't call it a hike.

Doug Neidholdt
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First to Review

Trail significant for the viewing of the trail ruts. Great views of the country. Sod house unique. The main campus of Ash Hollow is 1 mile north were their are other trails, visitor center, etc.

Ana & Chris
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Madi Mays
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Eve H
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