The Magnificent Overlook In Nebraska That’s Worthy Of A Little Adventure
They say that anything worth having is worth working for, and this western Nebraska hike proves that. It will lead you to some of the state’s most spectacular views over the course of a 6.2-mile, moderate-difficulty trail. Set aside a good block of time to complete this trail – the average hiker will finish it in just over three hours. Lace up your hiking boots and let’s set out on this one-of-a-kind trail.
To get to the Smiley Canyon Loop Trail, head west from Fort Robinson on Smiley Canyon Scenic Drive. You’ll eventually come to a junction where you can either continue straight or turn left to take the Smiley Canyon Scenic Drive loop. Turn left and drive a short distance until you see the trailhead. Find a trail map and other info about the hike on its AllTrails page. There are other trails in the area, too, and they’re all worth exploring!
Have you hiked this little-known but gorgeous hike? Tell us about it in the comments!
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.