Best Cross-Country Skiing in Nebraska

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

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#1. Keystone Trail


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 path.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha"
Irvington, NE - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 7.2 miles
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#2. Big Papio Trail


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 Omaha.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha"
Boys Town, NE - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 3.4 miles
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#3. Fort Atkinson Nature Trail


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, includes…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha"
Fort Calhoun, NE - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 1 mile
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#4. Schramm Park Trail


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 climbs…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha"
South Bend, NE - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 1.5 miles
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#5. Wabash Trace


Located just across the Missouri River from Omaha in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Wabash Trace follows the old Council Bluffs–St. Louis rail line. This longer and more challenging hike gives some good vi…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha"
Council Bluffs, NE - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8.2 miles
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#6. Indian Cave Trail


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 be rewa…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha"
Barada, NE - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 3.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides