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.

Hiked the loop with my 5 and 3 year old. Great views!

My favorite trail at the Monument. Been hiking it for over 50 years. Their has been a lot of changes during that time. In my youth we ran/jogged up and back. Now I choose to walk one way or the other but not both ways the same day.

Great little trail on top of Scottsbluff National Monument. Great views of surrounding bluffs and the surrounding area. Great flowers and plants depending on time of year. I try to make it there whenever we visit family in the area.

1 month ago

Nice trail to stretch your legs and get rid of some energy that toddlers all seem to have an abundance of. On hot summer days be sure to drink plenty of water.

Really not very well maintained from locust street to the platte river. Grass up to waist high in some areas. This area of the trail is supposed to be crushed rock. The rest of it is great.

hiking
3 months ago

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view.

Paved trail. Runs north and south. Loop the Camp ground to add another mile. Free bike rentals at the camp grounds. Continue into Kearney and you can ride 24 miles round trip. Beware of the rough wooden bridge at the start and slow down for a sharp right down hill turn at the trailhead on the return trip.

hiking
3 months ago

We hike this little walking trail every time we come through the area. it's very easy and for a short trail it's very photogenic as you are walking in front of the bluffs. There are three covered wagon displays that younger children will enjoy seeing. If you are looking for a more challenging trail they have several at the monument, but this one is great to stretch your legs and let the kids have some fun.

Great trail for road running training! I love to go around the back side of the museum but the parks and views in town are fun as well!

walking
5 months ago

Four stars for the unique whimsical place in a remote area of the state. Not a destination but fun if passing through.

A great trail. All concrete. Great for bicycling and other activities. Not much traffic. It goes both in town and out of town. We visited the Stuhr pioneer prairie museum on the way.

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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
Saturday, September 02, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.

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