In a state where being outdoors is one of our favorite pastimes, there’s nothing better than one of the beautiful hiking trails in Nebraska to get us excited to put on our walking shoes. This unique hike will take you between two small towns and through some of Nebraska’s prettiest undeveloped scenery. Let’s explore Dark Island Trail in Nebraska.

Next to visiting for yourself, there’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of this place than by watching this drone video that shows off some of the sights.

Have you ever walked or run the Dark Island Trail in Nebraska, between Central City and Marquette? Share your experiences in the comments!

What’s your favorite hike in Nebraska? If you know of another great place that you’d like to see featured here, be sure to tell us about it on our Nomination page. If you’re looking for more trails, here are some wonderful short hiking trails in Nebraska.

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Beautiful Natural Attractions in Nebraska

What are the most beautiful places in Nebraska? 

The most beautiful places in Nebraska include:

  • Oglala National Grassland. These prairies stretch for as far as the eye can see and are largely unchanged from the pioneer days.
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument. The rocky bluffs here are awe-inspiring and well worth a visit. Parts of it resemble a natural castle.
  • Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful area is full of Wildlife and gorgeous waterfalls including the largest waterfall in the state.
  • Fontenelle Forest. This stunning spot has several hiking trails and also includes a Raptor Recovery Center.

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What are the most wonderful natural attractions in Nebraska?

The most wonderful natural attractions in Nebraska include:

  • Indian Cave State Park. This beautiful cave was once inhabited by Native Americans who left their petroglyphs on the walls.
  • Toadstool Geologic Park. This park has otherworldly rock formations that make it look as though you're on Mars or the Moon.
  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. This area is full of fossils and intriguing archaeological finds as well as natural beauty.
  • Chimney Rock. This was a landmark along the Oregon Trail and it is one of the state’s most iconic natural wonders.

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What are the most peaceful places in Nebraska?

The most peaceful places in Nebraska include:

  • Snake River Falls. These lovely Falls are a great place for fishing and swimming, especially during the summer months.
  • The Nebraska Sandhills. This eerily beautiful area is a great place to get some respite from City living.
  • Chadron State Park. This is a gorgeous area with multiple hiking trails where you were here nothing but birdsong and the wind in the trees.
  • Fort Robinson State Park. Locals love this place for trout fishing, hiking, historic tours, and horseback riding. 

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