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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Nebraska

By Katie Griffing

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Nebraska

The diversity of plant species across Nebraska make it the perfect spot to get outside and enjoy a foliage hike. The crisp air and beautiful plant life offer some of the most peaceful and beautiful adventures. The breathtaking array of colors and wildlife in these places offer a journey into nature that is unmatched. 

1. Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

The Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway is named after two of the most famous explorers and offers spectacular views of forests and the Missouri River. Along the way there are many places to hike including Pelican Point State Recreation Area and Scenic Park campground. 

2. Indian Cave State Park

At Indian Cave State Park you will find over 22 miles of hiking and biking trails that offer beautiful views of Nebraska’s outdoors. The spectacular show of color during autumn brings many tourists to the area to enjoy the spectacular views. 

3. Fontenelle Forest

Thousands of families travel to the Fontenelle Forest every year to experience over 26 miles of maintained trails and wildlife. The native prairies, lakes, and waterways offer beautiful scenery and foliage. 

4. Ponca Hills

The Ponca Hills are a great spot to view beautiful foliage during the autumn months. Located just north of Omaha, you can find a Halloween festival here and a ton of outdoor places to hike and experience nature. 

5. Platte River State Park

The Platte River State Park has two observation towers offering spectacular views of the Platte River valley. You will also find a waterfall and tons of scenic hiking and biking trails to explore. 

Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for more information.

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