|Hike Name:||Indian Cave State Park|
|Directions:||From Lincoln: East on Hwy 2 to Nebraska City, South on Hwy 75 to Auburn, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on 64E (5 miles).|
|Total Hike Distance:||1.50 miles|
|Hike Type:||In and Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Trailhead 3|
|Trails Used:||Trailhead 3|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Streams, Rivers|
|Management:||State Park Service|
|Contact Information:||Indian Cave State Park
65296 720 Road
Shubert, NE 68437-9801
Phone: (402) 883-2575
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Users:||Hikers, Dogs, Horses|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||Indian Cave State Park is located along the the Missouri River in southeastern Nebraska and has 22 miles of hiking and biking trails winding through the ~3,300 acres of park.
This hike starts at Trailhead #3 where there are outstanding views from an overlook on the ridge line. From here, the trail descends ~300 feet and gradually through a lightly wooded prairie grass meadow and eventually levels off at the Missouri River.
There are a collection of three Appalachian Trail type shelters above the river with outstanding views of the Missouri and it is worth the ~250' climb to see them.
From here, you can continue continue on the trail for a much longer hiker or loop back to Trailhead #3 like we did.