Indian Cave State Park - Member Hike

Hike Name: Indian Cave State Park
Country: United States
State: Nebraska
Nearby Town: Brownsville
Rating: 4 stars
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 Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Trailhead 3
Trails Used: Trailhead 3
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
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.




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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Indian Cave State Park - November 21, 2015 November 21, 2015 4 stars 2 hours BirdShooter


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