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24 days ago

Unusual rock formations. Be sure to grab the numbered pamphlet with the explanations and descriptions.

love this unrated place.

Amazing... like you're on another planet when you're there! Bring some shoes that you don't mind getting dirty and that have good traction so you can climb all the cool hills and rocks!

BRING BUG SPRAY! We used 40% Deet and did pretty well against the mosquitos. Anything less that that you might as well just run back to the car!

Beautiful scenery and just a really nicely maintained trail that almost anyone could walk.

Once we got to the top, the views of the surrounding valleys were amazing!

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1 month ago

Really cool area, lots of fossils if you are paying attention.

Nice paved trail, very accessible, easy. The visitor center is also very nice.

Our family enjoyed this trail. Paved, with some seating areas along the way that provide some shade. That was nice considering there are no trees on this portion of the plains and the day we did this hike it was 105 degrees. The fossil hill is very interesting to see. Never crowded, and the views of the rolling plains are beautiful. Away from the trail, make sure you go into the visitors center to view the Vault of Native American artifacts that were handed down to people who settled the land. It's an incredible collection

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3 months ago

About 15 miles off the main highway in this area. 10-15 miles on a gravel road to get to it but well marked so you won't get lost. No visitors center, just a trail head and great rock formations. Sod house near the trail head to see. I think the fee was $3 and it's just a drop box with a sort form. Trail is very well marked and kept. Black posts to guide you along the way. Our five year old was with us and he absolutely loved this trail. We were in the area so it made sense for us to stop. We don't mind gravel roads in western Nebraska to find a good trail. About 20 miles from Fort Robinson, this would be your nearest area of convenience. If you are in the area it's worth the stop.

Well taken care of trail, many birds and small lizards. Watch for rattle snakes!! As you get to the hill areas look for fosils on the ground and in the mounds.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Great short trail for learning about the land and history. Well marked signs and accompanying literature are provided. Beautiful scene. Bring some water. Also stop at the nearby Hudson Meng ed ctr to see a bison bone bed!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Interesting, nice campground, restored sod cabin, nice rock formations.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Return visit when enroute to another location. Even more impressed than last time. excellent visitor center. and trails.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Very easy walk. Paved all the way up with a couple shaded rest stops along the way. The view is awesome looking out over the valley from the first dig site. There are markers along the trail identifying several of the different plants you'll see.

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Hiked this trail in May, 2016 with a large group of people on an overcast, warm day. Saw lots of fossils. Hiked from the Hudson-Meng bison bonebed to Toadstool Campground. Check out the bone bed and talk to the rangers, it is a great place.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

We drove to Toadstool State Park in July, 1992 on the way up from Texas to the Black Hills. You travel on several miles of gravel road to get there, but I had no problems even pulling a 5th wheel RV. It was well worth the trip.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Another surprise of nature in northwest Nebraska. This Badlands area of Nebraska is wonderful to explore and is quite private. Recommend hiking and climbing when it's dry as the rocks and area will be slippery and hazardous soon after a rain. Took our dog and he had a great time too.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Awesome camping and hiking spot. Keep in mind that the access road to this site is about 15 miles and unpaved. There are six primitive camping sites right next to the trail. The trail is about a mile long with easy to find markers. The hike itself is fairly easy although you may want to deter from the main path, which requires a bit of enthusiasm and climbing. This area is really beautiful and the best thing about Toadstool Park is that it is not well known and therefore very private. I highly recommend camping and hiking this badlands gem.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

pleasant hike. Interesting history. worth the admission fee.

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