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Nebraska Parks, Trails & Hiking.

The famous state Nebraska is home of magnificent natural settings.  Hiking one of Nebraska’s numerous trails is an excellent way for you to get around nature while at the same time getting some exercise. Whether you’re out for a good walk on a paved trail or a thrilling weekend-long trek, there’s a hiking trail in Nebraska that’s well suited for you.

 

Nebraska offers unlimited opportunities for physical fitness and outdoor exercises. Western Nebraska’s Pine Ridge is perfect for day trips and overnight hikes. Cyclists can easily cross the entire state on The Cowboy Trail, keep fit on the Steamboat Trace or confront the hills at Plattsmouth State Park or experience peace and seclusion at the Fontanelle Forest and Neale Woods in the heart of the city, Nebraska has something just for everyone.


The Antelope Valley Trail

The Antelope Valley Trail extends north-south to downtown Lincoln with the Nebraska University on an end and Lincoln High School at the other. It immediately begins near the Bob Devaney Center, an outstretched athletic complex and sports area, home to the Cornhuskers basketball, gymnastics, track and swimming teams, just down the route is Union Park Plaza, an urban park with striking water features and artworks as well as a family friendly playground Trago.

 


The Bellevue Loop Trail

The Bellevue Loop Trail is in reality, the southern wing of the Keystone Trail, it is often believed to be part of the longer trail. It makes a loop around the southern edge of the Omaha suburb of Bellevue, where it got it name. From the Keystone Trail, the loop continues south along Little Papillion Creek, until it passes under the highway alongside the creek the Bellevue Loop Trail continues mostly south and east, where views of Offutt Air Force Base.

 


The Billy Wolff Trail

 

The Billy Wolff Trail offers Lincoln inhabitants with a an awesome connectivity to nature, having a chain of parks— Roose Park,Pansing Park, Holmes Lake Park and Antelope Park—as it winds its way from S. 27th Street to S. 70th Street. The centrally positioned trail also taps into a system of other routes throughout the city, like the Rock Island Trail, Holmes Lake Trail and 70th Street Trail.

Just by it northern end, trail-goers could gain access to the Folsom Children’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens. At the trail’s southern tail, visit Holmes Lake Park, which is picnic grounds, as well as hiking trails and options to boat and fish. Right there you can connect almost instantly with the Antelope Creek Trail, which runs south to State (Nebraska Highway).

 


The Bison Trail

The Bison Trail is a scenic pathway that offers a view of the capitol, running across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington Avenue. On the Bison Trail’s western end you could explore Pioneers Park Nature Center and its complex hiking trails.

 


The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail covers almost 13 miles through western and southern Kearney. It links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites all through the city find scenic urban views and numerous amenities along the way. You’ll also find picnic shelters, swimming and fishing opportunities at Cottonmill Park. Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sledding and ice skating, are popular activities in winter, from the park, the trail travels nearly 3 miles along the Nebraska Power District canal and the University of Nebraska’s Kearney campus.

 

I truly appreciate the hiking life of Nebraska.  Connecting with nature and being free is amazing.

Check out our next up and coming post very soon!

 

Tyrone

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