Off The Beaten Path In Indian Cave State Park, You'll Find A Breathtaking Nebraska Overlook That Lets You See For Miles
Are you looking for a fun trail in Nebraska that will take you to some truly breathtaking views?This short but challenging trail in Indian Cave State Park may be just the thing.
The Hardwood Trail is a satisfying hike that will reward you with awesome scenery. Plus, it’s usually pretty quiet. Here’s what you need to know.
The Hardwood Trail is located in Indian Cave State Park near Falls City. It’s a challenging but fun hike that will take you to some stunning views.
The trail is about a mile long, but is rated as “moderate.” In this case, that means it involves a fair bit of uphill climbing and the ability to keep your bearings.
You’ll only gain about 170 feet in elevation, but be prepared to tackle some stairs and navigate a few narrow path areas.
Once you reach the top of the trail, you’ll be floored by the view. The landscape stretches out to the horizon and is beautiful in all seasons.
Speaking of seasons, you’ll want to make sure you wear sturdy shoes for this hike. There’s little gravel on the trail and the path can get slippery after wet weather. But views like this are worth a bit of mud.
In addition to pretty vistas, the trail will also take you to striking sandstone rock formations and Indian Cave, a cool geological feature for which the park is named.
We’d recommend this hike to anyone looking for a bit of a challenge, some peace and quiet, and amazing views.
You can learn more about hiking the Hardwood Trail in Indian Cave State Park by visiting the hike’s listing on
AllTrails. You’ll find more detailed hiking directions, a map of the trail route, and reviews from other hikers who have tried the trail.
Have you tried the Hardwood Trail? Do you have any other favorite overlook hikes in Nebraska? Let us know by sharing your experiences in the comments!
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Indian Cave State Park, 720 Road, Shubert, NE, USA