Explore the most popular hiking 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 use this trail often since I live near here. nice and secluded with hiking options for everyone. kids play place, many good views of the Missouri river.

A fun way to spend an sunny afternoon. Quite a view and easy casual walk.

A very beautiful area. Its nice to go to Fontenelle Forest to get away from all the busy Omaha city life. This trail is fun for the whole family. My grandma (75 years old) and I walk this trail frequently to get outside and enjoy nature.

The loop is great, and the off leash area close by is the best by far in the area

13 days ago

Loved it, but wish I could bring my dog

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.

road biking
17 days ago

Much longer trail than this map indicates, and a good way to ride from downtown to 88th and Highway 2. Thank you, city government, for repaving along Normal and 70th.

Loved this trail, only bad side is they have trails going to places that end, like up to the pavilion on the hill, you have to back track down to meet the main trail, some signs that says where it goes and if it dead ends and you need to turn around (did have horse trail you could print use, but not if it's wet/muddy). Great for walking, running, jogging, bicycling. Has other trails you can explore, when it's not wet or muddy. Playground area, boat dock.

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

1 month ago

Nice paved trail around the lake to zone in on those nice master angler bass

1 month ago

Short, easy walk along the Niobrara River, then a wooden pathway leads back to Smith Falls. 5 stars for how much fun it is to splash around with our kiddo at the base of the falls; highly recommended!

The Best trial in Grand Island!!!!!

1 month ago

Had a blast it's a very hiking friendly park. Very cool during Halloween

Really nice walk. You feel out in nature in the middle od town.

We have hiked these trails year round and always a pleasure to be there. If damp under foot trekking poles can be helpful on slippery steep areas

Went hiking during the winter season. It was a nice trail but it wasn’t marked very well. So kinda made my own path and was cool to see the water frozen and able to walk out to the Platte River. Phone turned off due to the cold so I couldn’t record my whole hike. The observation tower was great to go on but it was, obviously, very cold and windy.

Great local walk. The ice is frozen over now with ice fishers in their huts out in the center of the lake. Deer tracks on the ice and in the snow.

trail running
2 months ago

A walk in the park. Easy 3.3 mike paved route. There are a number of off ramps that allow people to get off the beaten path and experience some mild terrain as well. A decent mountain bike trail as well. Take your family and the dog, this hike is made for everyone.

Quite stunning, if you can handle steep inclines it's totally worth it. Beautiful on a starry night overlooking the valley floor and lights below. Good trail in cooler months, good fall colors. Most scenic trail I've seen in Nebraska

It is terrific in all seasons!

For both walking and running, this trail has served me well since I moved here. The little views of the streams are quite nice and the trails are mostly unoccupied. Unfortunately, on some warmer days gnats tend to be an issue in the more woodsy parts

3 months ago

Can't review anything you can't do. Drove an hour and a half to hike this trail and it's currently closed. They are burning off part of the park. Off to try a different one.

Nice trails close to where I am in Lincoln.

3 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

This one can be a real butt kicker if you aren't in good shape as it's almost constantly up and down. However, the effort is worth it as the views from the tops of the bluffs are spectacular. Also, there are way more trails than what's on this site, so you can go a shorter or longer distance depending on what you're up for.

4 months ago

Not too strenuous and offers some fossilized beaver tunnels encased in glass. The trail climbs a bit of a ridge and gives a nice view of the surrounding area. It can be hot in summer; be prepared with water!

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.

It's a nice hike with some lovely trees. Saw deer, turkeys, and a flight of pelicans.

Small loop with heavy traffic in the summer. Heavily wooded, not much for views.

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