Explore the most popular trails near Mitchell with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
11 days ago

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view.

Boring and short. Views of the city.

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

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

walking
Friday, August 25, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, August 25, 2017

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

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.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Beautiful area, but the trail is closed halfway up due to a rockslide

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very beautiful area,. Great history and great views.

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Great views

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

A good hike to the top. Good trail, the kids ran most of the way

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

Beautiful landmark of the Oregon Trail. Nice easy hike we took on a road trip to stretch our legs. Beautiful wild flowers!

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

I went out to west Nebraska this spring, May 2015; had a wonderful trip seeing 12 state parks in 5 days. I walked a portion of the trail at Scotts Bluff National Monument. It's part of the Oregon Trail traveled by the pioneers. It was great; I loved seeing all the beauty around me. The weather was perfect. I drove up through the tunnel and great view from the top. I would like to go back some day and see it again.

walking
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The South Overlook is at the end of a .4 mile asphalt path that provides a scenic view of Mitchell Pass, and the Scott's Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. One can clearly see four of the five rock formations of Scott's Bluff: Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, and Saddle Rock. Remnants of the Oregon Trail are also visible as it crosses Mitchell Pass.

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

Really great hike up to the top of Scott's Bluff from the visitor's center. One of my favorite short day hikes I've ever done.

hiking
Monday, September 01, 2014

We hiked to the top and took the NPS shuttle down. Very well maintained, paved trail. Great view of the city of Gering below, mountains to the west. Not only was the trail a lot of fun, the site itself has wonderful and very knowledgeable staff.

hiking
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nice visitor center with lots of displays and information about the Oregon Trail. Also great photo op with covered wagons in front of the bluff near center. We drove to the top and hiked to the South Overlook and the North Overlook. Both were nice views and short trails.

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A landmark on the Oregan Trail. Great for history buffs. A graded road climbs to the top of the bluffs.

hiking
2 months ago

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