Explore the most popular kid friendly 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

17 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
21 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.

22 days ago

Very nice, well maintained, paved path that runs past the park and pond.

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!!!!!

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
3 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.

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

Nice trails close to where I am in Lincoln.

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!

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.

Much more accessible in late-fall/early-winter/spring. Decent foliage and for the most part, not many people on the west side.

Great trail run off the beaten path.

trail running
4 months ago

I ran this loop for the G.O.A.T.z Trail Run and I really enjoyed it. The views of the water are beautiful and it was a peaceful run. Gotta watch out for horse droppings as parts of it are also equestrian trails but I look forward to running here again soon.

4 months ago

Really nice trail to walk but the bikes scared the crap out of me.

5 months ago

Easy hike through the Bohemian Alps of Nebraska! Mostly prairie and a small portion of the trail passes through a wooded area. I have brought a chair and set up shop on the dam to read. Peaceful place!

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