Dismal River Trail Horseback Riding

The 4th most popular equestrian trail in Nebraska.

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

To reach the trailhead from Halsey, head west on SR2 for 1.5 miles. Turn left heading south on SR S86B towards the Scott Lookout Tower. Just bofore the lookout tower, turn left heading south on Circle Road (aka FS203). Continue south for 3 miles to a wide open area on the east side of the road near the junction with FS201.

Overall, Dismal River Trail is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 5 horseback rides in Nebraska.

Dismal River Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  NNF (308) 432-0300; Nebraska Tourism (800) 228-4307

Base Camp:  NFS Whitetail Campground

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/nebraska

GPS:  41.8578, -100.3208

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15708

Dismal River Trail Horseback Riding Map


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