Explore the most popular historic site 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.

16 hours ago

Historical value, nice wagon exhibits, fun to see the swell/depression of the trail. doable by most even with limited mobility.

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!

A fun trail that is well maintained and easy enough for anyone to use. The views along the way are great and very picturesque!

Boring and short. Views of the city.

Poorly marked, lots of overgrown parts of the trail. Nice views of the Platte. I picked up a grocery bag full of litter. This trail could definitely use some attention. If it rained heavily it would be too muddy to navigate certain parts. Enjoyable enough if you’re there. Wouldn’t drive out of my way to hike this trail.

Easy, accessible, cool fossilized burrows.

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

Will definitely do it again

Great well maintained trail paved the whole way. Go early, say 6:30 in morning when cool. Take a light jacket

The history of the area is nicely displayed. It is a nice paved path so I wouldn't call it a hike.

Neat views, if you look towards Chimney Rock National Monument you can see it on a clear day.

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.

The Best trial in Grand Island!!!!!

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

9 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!

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

trail running
11 months ago

Beatiful prairie run. Short but sweet twilight run. Would love to come again when the center is open. Stopped on my way back to Sioux Falls.

11 months ago

Trail significant for the viewing of the trail ruts. Great views of the country. Sod house unique. The main campus of Ash Hollow is 1 mile north were their are other trails, visitor center, etc.

11 months ago

I found it more interesting than the main trail. actual on-site fossils encased on site. Simple gravel walk.

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

11 months ago

Simple paved walk to an overlook. Does have info markers.

Great history. Great hike. Incline with switchbacks is doable by most.

11 months ago

Excellent visitor center, free admission. Trails well groomed and informational. great history. This is a destination hike. It is a must do is to drop down and do Alcove springs about an hour south.

Some beautiful views of the river. The trail is pretty overgrown in some spots, and the trail could be better marked. But we enjoyed the scenery.

Trail is now opened!

Trail closed midway but hiked all parts allowed. Good views! Wear sunscreen. :)

Other trails are closed at various points due to rock slides, so...we hiked the vehicle access road after park hours with ranger permission. Greats views, rattle snakes and deer. Good trek, worth the wait for the park to close for the night.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

If you are a photographer it's worth the trip. Wanted to climb the long trail but was closed due to landslide but the landslide looked weak and probably could've kept the trail open in my opinion.

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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