Best Hiking in Nebraska

This list represents the most popular hiking in Nebraska. Use this list to plan your next Nebraska hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Indian Cave Trail

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    Barada, NE

    This hike is a challenge: It begins in the muck of the Missouri River bottoms and climbs a steep ascent through thick forest before plunging back down to earth. Those who take this hike will ...
    •  2.5–3 hours
    •  3.8 miles

    This hike is a challenge: It begins in the muck of the Missouri River bottoms and climbs a steep ascent through thick forest ...

  • #2 Oak Creek Trail

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    NE

    Oak Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Saunders County and Butler County, Nebraska. It is 12.8 miles long and begins at 1,308 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.6 miles ...
    •  12.8 miles

    Oak Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Saunders County and Butler County, Nebraska. It is 12.8 miles long and begins ...

  • #3 Prairie View Trail

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    Prairie View Recreation Area, NE

    Prairie View Trail is a hiking trail in Douglas County, Nebraska. It is within Prairie View Recreation Area. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 1,146 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  1.5 miles

    Prairie View Trail is a hiking trail in Douglas County, Nebraska. It is within Prairie View Recreation Area. It is 1.5 miles ...

  • #4 Nebraska - Rough Guides

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    Lincoln, NE

    Though modern transcontinental travelers tend to see Nebraska in much the same light as did the early pioneers, heading west during the Gold Rush – as just another dreary expanse of prairie to ...
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    Though modern transcontinental travelers tend to see Nebraska in much the same light as did the early pioneers, heading west ...

  • #5 Schramm Park Trail

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    South Bend, NE

    Located in a modest state recreation area on the site of a former fish hatchery, this is a spot where Nebraskans have been coming for country outings for more than one hundred years. The hike ...
    •  1–1.5 hours
    •  1.5 miles

    Located in a modest state recreation area on the site of a former fish hatchery, this is a spot where Nebraskans have been ...

  • #6 Fontenelle Forest Trails

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    Bellevue, NE

    This hike is a combination of four short trails at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in the town of Bellevue, south of Omaha. While relatively short in distance, it is one of the more rugged ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles

    This hike is a combination of four short trails at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in the town of Bellevue, south of ...

  • #7 Big Papio Trail

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    Boys Town, NE

    Similar to the Keystone Trail, in that the path perches high above a creek, which it follows for the length of the hike, this trail is located even farther out in the vast suburban belt of west ...
    •  1–1.5 hours
    •  3.4 miles

    Similar to the Keystone Trail, in that the path perches high above a creek, which it follows for the length of the hike, ...

  • #8 Fort Atkinson Nature Trail

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    Fort Calhoun, NE

    This trail winds through an overgrown patch of floodplain forest, past some massive oak trees and a lush carpet of foliage. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, on the bluff above the trail, ...
    •  30–45 minutes
    •  1 miles

    This trail winds through an overgrown patch of floodplain forest, past some massive oak trees and a lush carpet of foliage. ...

  • #9 Field Club Trail

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    Omaha, NE

    Named for a historic residential neighborhood along the north section of the trail, this hike begins not too far from the site of Omaha’s once-sprawling Union Stockyards. The path passes a golf ...
    •  1–1.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles

    Named for a historic residential neighborhood along the north section of the trail, this hike begins not too far from the ...

  • #10 Keystone Trail

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    Irvington, NE

    A sylvan break from bustling west Omaha, the Keystone Trail takes in views of ducks, which emerge from Little Papillion Creek alongside the trail, and robins, which sing in the trees lining the ...
    •  2.5–3 hours
    •  7.2 miles

    A sylvan break from bustling west Omaha, the Keystone Trail takes in views of ducks, which emerge from Little Papillion Creek ...

  • #11 Boulevard Trail

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    Ralston, NE

    This hike can be a bit tricky: It follows several twists and turns as it runs along a creek, then moves to city streets and finally into a large city park. But it’s a great tour of the heart ...
    •  1.5–2 hours
    •  4.4 miles

    This hike can be a bit tricky: It follows several twists and turns as it runs along a creek, then moves to city streets and ...

  • #12 Murdock Trail

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    Lincoln, NE

    A combination urban/rural trail, with long straight stretches passing through residential neighborhoods in an outer part of Lincoln before heading into open countryside, the Murdock Trail has ...
    •  1–1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles

    A combination urban/rural trail, with long straight stretches passing through residential neighborhoods in an outer part ...

  • #13 Steamboat Trace

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    Otoe County, NE

    Steamboat Trace is a hiking and biking trail in Otoe County, Nebraska. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 917 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Steamboat Trace is a hiking and biking trail in Otoe County, Nebraska. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 917 feet altitude. ...

  • #14 Jamaica North Trail

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    Standing Bear Grounds (Sawyer Snell Park), NE

    Jamaica North Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is within Standing Bear Grounds (Sawyer Snell Park). It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 1,156 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  2.1 miles

    Jamaica North Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is within Standing Bear Grounds (Sawyer Snell Park). ...

  • #15 Mopac Trail

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    Lincoln, NE

    Mopac Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,150 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 25 ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Mopac Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,150 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #16 Rock Island Trail

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    Lincoln, NE

    Rock Island Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 1,176 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Rock Island Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 1,176 feet altitude. ...

  • #17 Bellevue Nature And History Trail

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    American Heroes Park, NE

    Bellevue Nature And History Trail is a hiking trail in Bellevue, Nebraska. It is within American Heroes Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 966 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Bellevue Nature And History Trail is a hiking trail in Bellevue, Nebraska. It is within American Heroes Park. It is 1.3 miles ...

  • #18 Old Highway 21

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    Custer County, NE

    Old Highway 21 is a hiking trail in Custer County, Nebraska. It is 6.2 miles long and begins at 2,459 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 787 ...
    •  6.2 miles

    Old Highway 21 is a hiking trail in Custer County, Nebraska. It is 6.2 miles long and begins at 2,459 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #19 Trail Road

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    Garden County, NE

    Trail Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Garden County, Nebraska. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 3,660 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.7 miles

    Trail Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Garden County, Nebraska. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 3,660 feet ...

  • #20 Oldfather Trail

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    Cottonmill Park, NE

    Oldfather Trail is a hiking trail in Buffalo County, Nebraska. It is within Cottonmill Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 2,271 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Oldfather Trail is a hiking trail in Buffalo County, Nebraska. It is within Cottonmill Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins ...