Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Nebraska with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I really liked this trail! I wish it was longer. Nice and easy for all ages, My dog was with me and she love it.

We enjoyed backpacking here. Lots of up and down hills. It was muddy but the views were worth it.

trail running
3 months ago

Nice trails close to where I am in Lincoln.

4 months ago

We just hiked trails 9 and 10 today. It was a beautiful day and the trails were well maintained and marked. I think we had the most fun on trail 10 and it provided some great views of the park and the Missouri river basin for as far as the eye could see. Also, there are some great campsites tucked back in on the trail. We are definitely going to come back for a hike and overnight camp out there as soon as possible!

4 months ago

Trails are reasonably challenging and pretty well-kept, but not well marked. Asked for a map at the park entrance and was provided with a list (no map). The roadside maps are only vaguely accurate (e.g. there's a trail somewhere around here, good luck!).

I went in late summer and bugs were a problem, but this is to be expected in Nebraska.

By far the biggest disappointment was the "cave" itself. It's not really a cave, as it's only a few feet deep. The Indian carvings are laughable, as the walls of the cliff have not been even remotely protected from vandals over the decades.

We hiked up 8 then down 7. Definitely a steep hike up 8, but it was dry and early November so no bugs. Gorgeous view from the top totally recommend it!! Will do it again with better planning. Phone service was spotty so plan for that also.

wonderful trial with my family. a bit steep in some areas.

7 months ago

Began at Trail 9 and finished with Trail 11 and then hiked back along the River Road... made for a nice loop. Trail 9 was a good start as it has a long ascent up to the ridge, not too steep. Ending with Trail 11 was nice as we got to descend its steep steep trail. Trail generally well maintained but watch out for the stinging nettles hanging into the tight trail on 11.

trail running
7 months ago

*Reviewed in Summer*
Easy trail run but needs some upkeep. Lots of nice picture spots but again, this trail needs some work. It has heavy foliage for those who don't like the sun when running. Very little traffic and majority have been runners.

multiple trail levels, lots of options. beautiful sceneries.

I visited this historic site many years ago while working in Omaha. Very well maintained. Nice visitor cen dter. A must do if into history.

Great trails, forestry, off trails and scenery! But I always worry that I won't find my way back to my car, but that just makes it more of an adventure :-)

10 months ago

Not my favorite as a trail to walk my dog on. A number of the cyclists seem to act like they "own" the trail. Rarely did anyone announce themselves if they were coming up behind me to pass, and a couple of times side-by-side riders pretty much took up most of the path so I had to go to the edge and have my dog walk in the grass.

road biking
10 months ago

4 stars only because this trail gets a bit sketchy when going under the overpasses, but otherwise it is wonderful! I started at Hefflinger Park (the beginning/end of the trail) and rode to 72nd St, which was 14.6 miles. The trail is rather flat, with small, manageable hills. For a strong rider, this trail would be a piece of cake. I'm a new rider, and I really enjoyed the workout I got on this trail. I highly recommend it. If you can get past riding behind some shopping centers and warehouses closer to the lower numbered streets, you'll have a great ride here!

10 months ago

the waldo trekking fellowship spent the weekend in these bluffs. great time at the clean back woods sites...pack in-pack out rule has been observed, mostly. hammock and tent friendly.

hills provided some challenge. 20 minutes unlaiden for water run.

be aware of ticks. and beauty. TRISH seems to think she is important enough to epitaph herself umongst the petroglyphs. WTF?

10 months ago

We enjoyed our first hike here and plan on coming back until we have hiked all the trails. After our hike we the kids loved seeing the horse's, the view and skipping rocks. a great FAMILY DAY!

11 months ago

My first time backpacking - it was great. The trails we did (trailheads 3, 2, and 7) were perfect for us - not too difficult but hard enough for an out-of-shape beginner to get a lot of enjoyment out of the whole experience. The storm that hit us overnight made the trails a tad more difficult to traverse and I loved it. Certainly will be making more trips here.

Great little hike. This was the busiest trail in that area, lots of families. Decent inclines and descents and beautiful views of the Mo River.

Excellent place, beautiful and nice to go walk, hiking or trail running

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love this park! ❤

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The weather was great so we decided to head out. There were some great views. I'd bone up on where you want to go first. There aren't many options for directions on the fly and depending on your carrier, cell services can be sporty. It's probably the best in this area of the state for topography. Expect some mud. Not a bad place for access to the Mighty Mo for fishing.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

This trail is a series of inter-looping multi-use trails. There are hiking, biking and horseback trails. Inside the park they zig-zag around. I have been in summer, winter, and fall and the trails are usable. Traffic varies.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flat, paved, and well maintained. The drawback is a lack of windbreak.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Easy hike, great for a family outing. Pack a picnic lunch and explore the rest of the park and aquarium as well.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice & short. Somewhat of a rough trail for a 2 yr old, although she was able to manage the shorter of the 2 trails. Peaceful as you get up high, especially on the flatter parts of the trail. Keep an eye out for a Christmas tree.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Love, love, love taking my kids to Schramm! The trails are very well-kept and very easy to hike. Lots to explore and learn about!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

We camped on one of the loops and hiked during the day with our dogs. What you'll find here is a nice little park with a good variety of backpacking, RV or tent spots.

What you won't find here is anything as it is depicted on the park map. It is more "Picasso" and less "accurate." We drove a lap around the park to actually find the correct trailheads.

Trail 2 (history trail) is a good little loop with an outlook and a stop by the 100% racist "Halfbreed Cemetery." If you've got kids they'll probably dog the old timey candle maker and soap maker people. As we are complete assholes, that didn't interest us at all. The outlook is beautiful.

Trail 11 (nature trail?) is a legit death trap. It's a short, steep loop with a lot of fallen logs up to a decent view. It was a bit muddy, full of loose roots and we had our pups, so this is the only trail ever where the hike up is more fun than the hike down. Have fun spraining your ankle or, if you're graceful like moi, doing a fall/slide combo into a tree while your 15 lbs dog watches you like you're a fool. Glad I finished it, though.

I'd like to go back and do the high trails (7 and 3, I think?) and stay in a spot with a view.

road biking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Really excellent trail well marked with location pointers. Smooth surface for running and riding links well with the Keystone Trail for onward tours around Omaha. I recommend linking riding the trail with Elmwood Park and the University of Nebraska campus. I also liked the city bus markings on the trail to alert you to where to access Omaha Transit along the way.

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