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Hardwood Trail

 3.0 (2)

Length


7.1 Miles 11.4 Kilometers


605' 184 m

Ascent

-796' -243 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

1,235' 376 m

High

965' 294 m

Low

Shared By Ben Force

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While eroded and hilly, this trail offers a pleasant experience through field and forest on its way to Indian Cave.

Ben Force

Dogs Leashed

Features Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly This trail's short length and abundance of campsites makes it a perfect option for a kid-friendly backpacking trip. The low mileage will keep their spirits high and leave plenty of time for camp fun!

Description

While this rough trail can feel like it was designed specifically for horses (due to its erosion and steep inclines), it does offer great solitude amongst old hardwood forests as you make your way to Indian Cave and pleasant views of the Missouri River.

Along the way, expect a mixed tread of primarily doubletrack that will encounter numerous offshoot trails that head to the area's vast number of campsites and Adirondack-style Lean-Tos.

Upon reaching the eastern end of the trail at the day-use area, follow the road northwest for a short distance to access the staircase to Indian Cave.

Flora & Fauna

Experience this trail in autumn to see its hardwood forests erupt in fiery fall color.

Contacts

Land Manager: Nebraska Game and Parks

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Mar 30, 2018
Adam Gilfillan
SDO Friday, good place to hike and camp
Apr 10, 2017
Ben Force
My wife's first backpacking trip! 13.2mi — 24h 00m

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