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Best trails in Nebraska

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Trying to find the best Nebraska trails? AllTrails has 141 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. 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
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#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
Walking the trails is an experience unlike any other in the Omaha metro area. Fontenelle Nature Association owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of marked trails within Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha.Show more
#3 - 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 path is not flat, so expect to do some light climbing the entire way.Show 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 - 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 from 1/2 mile to seven miles. A number of trails are interlaced so a hiker can continue for many miles without having to go from trail head to trail head. Primitive tent camping is permitted along hiking trails throughout the park. There are nine Adirondack shelters with fire rings. Group campsites are available, including a horseback rider campground. A 131/2-mile trail is designated for horseback riding. Supervised horseback rides are held Friday through Sunday during the summer and on autumn weekends.Show more
#6 - Schramm Park Nature Loop
Schramm Park State Recreation Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 59 m
#7 - Zorinsky Lake Trail Full Loop
Ed Zorinsky Recreation Area
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
The lake is also a great area for kayaking.Show more
#8 - Standing Bear Lake Loop
Standing Bear Lake Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Standing Bear Lake, NE, located in northwest Omaha, is named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear, and is operated by the City of Omaha. The day use only facility offers picnicking, no-wake boating, hiking and bicycling trails, nature study opportunities and fishing.Show more
#9 - Toadstool Trail
Oglala National Grassland
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
#10 - Rock Bluff Run Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
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