The One Winter Hike That Will Show You Nebraska Like Never Before

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good hike – it’s just that everyone seems to have a different definition of a “good hike.” For most people, summer through early fall is the only acceptable time frame to hit the trails and go exploring. But Nebraska is remarkably beautiful in the winter, and hiking through a snowy landscape is such a treat. There are endless places to go for a winter hike in Nebraska, but the trails in Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue are ideal because they’re easily accessible and well maintained, and there are options for all fitness levels.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Make your way down to the river and you might get to see a beautiful natural sight like this. No matter where your hike takes you, just slow down and take it all in – this is an unforgettable experience.

So far this season, the temperatures in eastern Nebraska have been too mild to support any significant accumulation of show, so we’ll just have to wait for a snowy hike. However, the ground is still in great shape for a winter hike – and at this time of year, chances are you won’t see another soul out on the trails.

Ready for more hiking? They may not all be appropriate for winter hikes, but these are some of Nebraska’s finest hiking spots.