Best Nebraska Hiking Trails

Nebraska has 4 hikes.

  October 15, 2018

Located in the US, the hiking in Nebraska is known for four scenic hikes. The best Nebraska hiking based on popularity are considered to be Pine Ridge Trail, Indian Cave State Park, Dismal River Trail, and Fort Robinson State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Nebraska hiking trail below.

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Dismal River Trail

North of North Platte in the Nebraska National Forest, the Dismal River Trail is a 11 mile one-way route. The loose-sand route runs from the Dismal River Trailhead to the NFS Whitetail Campground. The trailhead is located to the southwest of Dunning.  MORE INFO

Fort Robinson State Park

West of Crawford in the rugged Pine Ridge region of northern Nebraska, the 22,000 acre Fort Robinson State Park has miles of multi-use trails. The park trails are also shared with both mountain biking and horseback riding. The best trailhead is located at the end of Soldier Creek Road.  MORE INFO

Indian Cave State Park

East of Barada, the Indian Cave State Park has 20 miles of hiking trails through sandstone hills past hardwood forests. The two best trails in the park are the Bluff Run Trail and the Hardwood Trail. The Indian Cave State Park is located near the tow of Shubert.  MORE INFO

Pine Ridge Trail

Near Chadron in the Nebraska National Forest, the 100 mile Pine Ridge Trail crosses the 6,600 acre Pine Ridge National Recreation Area as it runs through woodlands with craggy sandstone buttes. Over the length, it rises 1,000 feet above the surrounding hills and grassy swales. The best section of the trail is an 18-miler that starts at Coffee Mill Butte Trailhead.  MORE INFO