Best nature trips trails in Nebraska

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Explore the most popular nature trips 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.
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Top trails (85)
#1 - Platte River State Park Trail Loop
Platte River State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
A park entry permit is required and may be purchased at the park, statewide Game and Parks offices and permit vendors or in advance of your arrival online. Show more
#2 - Flanagan Lake Trail
Flanagan Lake Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#3 - Hackberry, Hawthorn, Chickadee, Hickory and Ridge Trail Loop
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Walking the trails is an experience unlike any other in the Omaha metro area. Fontenelle Nature Association owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of marked trails within Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha.Show more
#4 - Saddle Rock Trail
Scotts Bluff National Monument
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
An excellent paved hike from the visitor's center to the top of Scott's Bluff. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least three feet wide. Only the first 700 yards of the trail is considered wheelchair and stroller accessible by the park website because past that, the grade gets steep (estimated over 12%) with sharp drop-offs. This point has been marked on the map with a waypoint. Users have also reported that there are stairs at the end of the trail which make it only partially-accessible for equipment users.Show more
#5 - Rock Bluff Run Trail
Indian Cave State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
#6 - Neale Woods Nature Center Trails
Neale Woods
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#7 - Walnut Creek Lake Trail West
Walnut Creek Recreation Area
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Walnut Creek Lake is part of the Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District, and is a worthwhile location for a walk, a bike ride, fishing, RV camping, or a picnic. The Walnut Creek Lake Trail is three miles long, wide, has a concrete surface, and is nice and smooth! Signs advise hikers that it is about a one hour walk. The trail has a few moderately steep hills in some areas. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved concrete, smooth, and typically between five and ten feet wide. The grade on the southern 2/3 of the loop is mostly gentle (all estimated 5% or less), but in the first 0.8 miles when going counterclockwise there are moderately steep sections up to 9%. Mobility equipment or stroller users may want to proceed clockwise to avoid the steeper sections.Show more
#8 - Zorinski Lake East Loop
Ed Zorinsky Recreation Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
This trail is a very well maintained, clean, and shaded paved trail that is very good for running, biking, and relaxing walks. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The estimated grade is moderately steep as there are several sections up to 12%. Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance in the steep areas.Show more
#9 - Wehrspann Lake North Loop
Chalco Hills Recreation Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h
These paved paths are clean and there is a nice amount of shade mixed with views of the lake. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved concrete and typically at least six feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle, all 5% or less except for very steep sections at 1.4 and 3.6 miles when going counterclockwise. Wheelchair or stroller users may need assistance, all-terrain equipment, or to turn around before these steep sections.Show more
#10 - Zorinsky Lake West Trail
Ed Zorinsky Recreation Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
A paved trail with views of the lake. Lots of bikers. Mostly in the sun with some shaded sections. Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 6 feet wide. The slope is estimated to usually be gentle to moderately steep (within 8% grade up and downhill). However there are estimated to be four steep to very steep sections which make the grade range overall from -14% (downhill) to 22% (uphill) grade. The steepest sections, below 8% grade downhill and above 12% grade uphill, are located at about the 0.5, 1.3, 2.8, and 2.9 mile marks. These areas are marked with waypoints as trail goers using mobility equipment such as a stroller or wheelchair may need assistance to navigate here or wish to turn around before these points. There are not any ADA-designated car parking spots at the paved trailhead lot.Show more
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