Hike & Go Seek – Platte River State Park

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Between two large cities, Lincoln and Omaha, you will find Platte River State Park, and a Trail Loop that is a 6.7 mile heavily used located near South Bend, Nebraska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. The elevation gain is 797 feet and the trail is of a loop type design.


The trail is kid friendly and ideal for camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, nature trips, walking, running, bird watching and is dog friendly. It also offers great forest views and river views throughout the year.

Other popular attractions are the park’s waterfall, spray park and biking trails and two observation towers that allow those who climb to the top a spectacular view of the Platte River Basin.

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Nature’s Silent Message 

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Whispers in the Wilderness

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3 thoughts on “Hike & Go Seek – Platte River State Park

  1. I have driven by the exit many times. Perhaps I will stop this time during my drive out west to visit my daughter in Omaha and parents in western NE and the CO Front Range. This looks like a great park in which to replenish myself whilst driving a long distance. Thanks!

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