Explore the most popular trails near Honey Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Honey Creek, Iowa Map

One of the closest hiking to Omaha. We come here all the time. There are a lot of short trails here that you can combine to make harder or easier hikes depending on your wishes. They are all well marked too. So, take a map with you (you can grab one at the parking lot) and enjoy! Oh, there is also an overlook at the office to check out.

Great trails for hiking with my dog. Beautiful scenery!

Really enjoyed how the trails were “natural” at some points and it provides good practice for “climbs”

Hitchcock is beautiful! There are some amazing views of the Loess Hills and Missouri River Valley if you’re willing to climb. There are lots of trail markers so it’s easy to navigate as well. Hike can be easy or challenging depending on which trail you take. The map has the trails labelled by difficulty which was nice. Overall, a gorgeous scenic hike, good for all skill levels.

Great place for dogs.

love this trail! use it for training for long distance hikes.

Real hilly trails this place has! I wish I lived closer so I could hike/jog it more often. I haven't found a better place to go than Hitchcock in at least a 200 mile radius from where I live.

I loved it. I hiked two trails and was one with nature.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

My favorite local hike.

Love it. Clearly marked trailed. Beautiful scenery. Lots of options.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This trail was a great place to hike on! The path isn't very "paved" so it was ragged and rough after the first quarter mile. Also, not much tree coverage so expect lots of sun! We started on the Fox Run Ridge and cut over to Dozer Cut which felt like mostly steep downhill trekking and then jumped back on to Fox Run Ridge (they meet at a point) until we hit the dead end which was kind of rewarding as it's a beautiful look out! We turned around and hit the Hohneke Trail to Hawk Ridge. Just before taking Hawk Ridge there's a small "pond" which wasn't worth walking by as it was swampy and gross. Hawk Ridge is marked as a moderate trail on the paper map, but it was very difficult since it was all uphill and again not paved at all. Then we made it up to the boardwalk and walked around the road to get back to our vehicle.

The paper map marks trails blue - easy, yellow - moderate and red - difficult. Fix Hill Ridge and Dozer Cut were both Blue and it they were moderate and yellow was definitely difficult so we could only imagine what red had going on.

**Going downhill was steep and going uphill was probably the best (most difficult part).

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

would of been 5 if they'd cut the grass along the trails

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

$2 entrance fee. Nice trail options. Bathroom available at the Lodge. Cool tower to climb.

A hidden gem right outside of Omaha with plenty of trails from easy to difficult. The trails lead to picturesque views of the Loess Hills into the prairie grasses of Iowa.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

I try to hike here at least once per month and I've camped here with both friends and family multiple times. The all trails description says a 4 mile trail but there are many miles of connecting trails within Hitchcock. You can hike well beyond 4 miles. Some trails have some steep inclines, the map is well marked and easy to read. It can be buggy in the summer so bring bug spray. Badger Ridge has some beautiful views. It is one of the best hiking spots near the Omaha metro area.

Monday, November 14, 2016

love it there!

it is very pretty and dog friendly!!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Amazing set of trails

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Great trails! Extremely well marked trails and accurate map. Good variety of flat paths and inclines.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tough but good.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nice trails~well maintained. Love that they allow dogs!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lots of native wild flowers and fauna. Birding, also.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Really well maintained trails. Lots of bugs so bring good repellent! Only had time to hike the southern trails, will be back to explore them all and possibly do some camping!

Very beautiful. Lots of trails. Kept up well

Beautiful trails! Beautiful views!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I forget to mention. There is no potable water anywhere on the trails and the only place you can get water is the Hohneke Pond and it has to be filtered and boiled. We pack in all the water we need when staying on the South side of the park.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Me and my wife brought our daughter on her first "backcountry" trip here. The trails are great with a mix of easy, moderate and difficult. After signing out the campsite we wanted and paying our $5 fee we hiked in from the main parking lot on Badger Ridge Trail, from there Wildwoods then Ironwood to our final destination of Westridge Trail. We stayed at the last campsite on that trail. The total hike there on my GPS was 1.99 miles. The views were great and saw plenty of wildlife on the hike in. There was very little shade during the day once we arrived at this site. We set up camp, gathered firewood, made dinner and stayed the night. The temps were warm during the day and cool/cold as soon as the sun went down. There are fire pits and gravel beds for tents at each of the hike in campsites. Same rules as other parks on firewood, dead fallen wood only. I usually end up hauling a good bit to leave at the site for the next person because I pack a good hand saw in with me. We love this park and will be back again and again.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Great place to hike. Never was crowded during my visits here. The hills make it a good workout.

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