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The Best Hiking in Nebraska

Looking for the best hiking in Nebraska? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Nebraska. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Nebraska

  • Gering, Nebraska

    Explore Scotts Bluff National Monument

    4.0
    Take some time to visit the visitor center and walk around the grounds. You can take a good look at the ruts of the Oregon Trail. You can take several small hikes (be sure to bring your camera) to get to the top of the Bluff, which provide very good views of the North Plate River plain. You can a...
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  • Papillion, Nebraska

    Hike Walnut Creek Lake Trail West

    5.0
    3.3 mi / 160 ft gain
    Walnut Creek Lake Trail West is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Papillion, Nebraska.
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  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Hike Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

    5.0
    1.4 mi / 52 ft gain
    Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a 1.4 mile out and back hike that takes you by a river located near Omaha, Nebraska.
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  • Louisville, Nebraska

    Hike Platte River State Park Trails

    5.1 mi / 711 ft gain
    Platte River State Park Trail Loop is a 6.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near South Bend, Nebraska.
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  • Ponca, Nebraska

    Hike Ponca State Park Trails

    4.0
    5.6 mi / 898 ft gain
    Ponca State Park Trails is a 5.6 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Ponca, Nebraska. The park is accessible year round and offers a number of trails to explore. It is important to note, however, that some routes are not well marked. It might be a good idea to grab a map before ...
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  • Alliance, Nebraska

    Hike Carhenge Park Trail

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 6 ft gain
    Carhenge Park trail is a 0.5 mile loop hike that is good for all skill levels located near Alliance, Nebraska.
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  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Hike Neale Woods Nature Center Trails

    2.7 mi / 442 ft gain
    Neale Woods Nature Center Trails is a 3.2 mile loop hike that takes you past wildlife located near Omaha, Nebraska.
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  • Valentine, Nebraska

    Hike Smith Falls Trails

    1.1 mi / 49 ft gain
    Smith Falls Trails is a 1.1 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Sparks, Nebraska.
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  • Gretna, Nebraska

    Hike Schramm Park Short Loop

    1.4 mi / 183 ft gain
    Schramm Park Short Loop is a 1.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Gretna, Nebraska.
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  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Hike Zorinski Lake East Loop

    4.4 mi / 187 ft gain
    Zorinski Lake East Loop is a 4.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Omaha, Nebraska.
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  • Nebraska City, Nebraska

    Hike Steamboat Trace Trail

    22.1 mi / 272 ft gain
    Steamboat Trace Trail is a 22.1 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a river located near Nebraska City, Nebraska.
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  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Hike Wehrspann Lake North Loop

    4.5 mi / 272 ft gain
    Wehrspann Lake North Loop is a 4.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Omaha, Nebraska.
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  • Bellevue, Nebraska

    Hike Stream, Cottonwood And Missouri Trail

    2.4 mi / 32 ft gain
    Stream, Cottonwood and Missouri Trail is a 2.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Bellevue, Nebraska.
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  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Hike Walnut Grove Park Loop

    0.8 mi / 52 ft gain
    Walnut Grove Park Loop is a 0.8 mile loop hike that is good for all skill levels located near Omaha, Nebraska.
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  • Omaha, Nebraska

    Hike Zorinsky Lake West Trail

    3.1 mi / 88 ft gain
    Zorinsky Lake West Trail is a 3.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Omaha, Nebraska.
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  • Gretna, Nebraska

    Hike Schramm Park Nature Loop

    2 mi / 252 ft gain
    Schramm Park Nature Loop is a 2 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Gretna, Nebraska.
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