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Best trails in Nebraska

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Trying to find the best Nebraska trails? AllTrails has 140 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Omaha, Lincoln or Bellevue, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Nebraska state park trails, check out Platte River State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Fontenelle Forest Nature Center or Chalco Hills Recreation Area near Omaha. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 104 easy trails in Nebraska ranging from 0.6 to 31.4 miles and from 967 to 5,426 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Nebraska
Top trails (140)
#1 - Platte River State Park Trail Loop
Platte River State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
A park entry permit is required and may be purchased at the park, statewide Game and Parks offices and permit vendors or in advance of your arrival online. Show more
#2 - Hackberry, Hawthorn, Chickadee, Hickory and Ridge Trail Loop
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
As of August 26, 2019, users have reported that parts of the oak trail and handsome hollow trail are closed due to the flood damage. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Walking the traShow more
#3 - Indian Cave Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Please note that the cave is currently closed due to COVID 19. Indian Cave SP adjoins the Missouri river with high bluffs and rolling hills covered with timber and small meadows. The trails range froShow more
#4 - Saddle Rock Trail
Scotts Bluff National Monument
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Excellent hike from the visitor's center to the top of Scott's Bluff.Show more
#5 - Wehrspann Lake Full Loop
Chalco Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Please note that the restrooms are currently closed due to COVID 19. This trail is a mixture of double-track and small sections of single-track that span around the perimeter of Wehrspann Lake. The pShow more
#6 - Rock Bluff Run Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Rock Bluff Run Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Falls City, Nebraska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and isShow more
#7 - Schramm Park Nature Loop
Schramm Park State Recreation Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 59 m
Schramm Park Nature Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gretna, Nebraska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, andShow more
#8 - Toadstool Trail
Oglala National Grassland
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Toadstool Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Harrison, Nebraska that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#9 - Tranquility Trail
Tranquility Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
This Trail is Omaha's first approved off-road trail system in the city limits. These trails are primarily single-track though there are also some short sections of double-track connectors. A good mix Show more
#10 - Schramm Park Short Loop
Schramm Park State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
The trail system is one of interlocking loops. There is a short trail around the canyon ponds and picnic area that links to two loops that form a second nature trail and a back country trail. The totaShow more
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