Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

one of my favorite hikes in nebraska. decent elevation gains when trying to prepare for harder hikes abroad. lots of mosquitos in the summer months. i made a video hiking this trail a few years ago to preview it. check it out here https://youtu.be/cWs-EiGKvys

17 days ago

Hello twins ; )

I absolutely love this trail! I'm from South Carolina and I love to run it when I get out this way.

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.

Two track trail around the side of the lake with a fenced farm field on the other side. A nice place to take a walk. No signs indicated dog must be on the leash. We were there in November and it was isolated so doggy had fun off leash.

Nice trail!

trail running
2 months ago

Love the sign at the entrance that says “Bikes Only.” I’ve been running on this trail long before any mountain biker thought about biking there. Got to admit the trails were improved by the bikers but don’t know why they feel the need to exclude pedestrians. Off the soapbox. This is a great place to get out of the wind and traffic. Can get close to 5 miles out of this route if you follow the signs. Good workout with lots of up and down but hills not so steep but tough enough to make you feel like you’re working. Lots of tree roots so watch your step.

walking
3 months ago

So happy to have this trail so close to home! I walk almost everyday with my dog.

Easy flat trail! Turkey white tail etc...good to get out of Omaha. !!!!

road biking
3 months ago

Done this as an out and back now 8 times this fall. Best done when wind is not either from the north or south as that makes it a long drag into the wind. Haven't been able to do the full extended trail so far due to the flooding near the river so only managed a 32 mile out and back. Trail gets busy in the city sections at the weekend so this is probably a time to avoid it if biking. The open nature of the trail is fine this time of year as there is not much by way of fallen branches on the trail which could cause punctures.

This is a quiet trail tucked in the middle of the city. I enjoy taking my dog for a run here year round. The trail is great whenever there is rain, sun, or snow because it's mostly covered by trees. The one issue I have is parking your car there will leave you at risk for a break-in. Thieves love the secluded parking lot on the north side. Consider parking where it's more populated.

hiking
3 months ago

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view.

walking
3 months ago

Nice little loop. Clean well maintained restrooms.

hiking
4 months ago

Not bad for Nebraska. Some decent inclines, decent views of the river, and trail is in good condition. Take bug spray!

Nice trail. There isn’t any stops directly on the trail so look up places to stop if you need to. Some spots wash out the pea gravel, which they’ve filled certain areas with some bigger rock.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty lake but not much of a “hike”. We were passing through and wanted to get a short hike in. It was OK but wouldn’t plan a day around it.

hiking
5 months ago

The description on the State park map doesn't match some of the trails. We hiked the trail 5 and 5a portion of the Hardwood trail. Lots of up and down action but the trail is very eroded from equestrian use and not well marked. I would not recommend hiking this trail in wet weather since there is no gravel and the soil can be very slippery.

My husband and I appreciate that portions of this trail look and exist as the land would have been a hundred plus years ago. The authenticity achieved by preserving nature and keeping all native plants makes it kind of a unique experience. We enjoyed seeing some wild flowers and going through some forestland..We also liked feeling the early pioneer spirit and seeing what they would have when they first got to Nebraska/the Mid-West. It helped that we visited the museum and watched the patriotic and informative video first. I'd recommend this trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Kinda an mix of sparce forest and prairie. Chadron is a nice park with a lot of amenities.

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

walking
5 months ago

It's quaint has a nice lake. No tree or ground fluctuations, the path is paved. Nicely place trash and dog waste containers throughout. Dogs are allowed on leashes! Clean up after your pet so they don't ban them! VERY clean park and trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty trail with great views,lots of elevation changes, wildflowers.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy, accessible, cool fossilized burrows.

We walk this trail at least three times a week. We have seen deer, turkey, turtles etc beautiful place to walk.

I hiked the full loop of around the lake. (7.2 miles)
West side poses more of a challenge due to talker grass. East side of the lake is more geared toward day campers, trails more maintained. Over all Great Lake views and a good day hike .

I didn’t exactly follow this map, but I really enjoy this park. Not too difficult but you can get a lot of miles! We wandered into the section of the park that I think is mostly used by bikers. Really beautiful in that section but we did end up getting lost because there are a lot of forks and no signs.

With the addition of Flanagan Lake Park this multipurpose trail is tops in Omaha; especially with the hopes for more tree plantings for shade around the lake

We walk here all the time. It’s the best park in Omaha for a long walk. You will however see a lot of people here, so if you are looking for a secluded area you might want to go to a park outside of city limits. That being said we enjoy this park! You see deer, birds, turkeys, hear owls in the evening and there are also tons of mulberry trees in the summer months.

walking
5 months ago

We camp here annually for a family reunion and wander this trek. Lots of variety of birds, saw some deer while we were out this year. Yes it does go through some camp grounds but if your already here, why not walk around?

We walk here 4-5 times a week and seen Turkeys, geese, turtles, deer.....

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