Indian Cave State Park

Location: Eastern Nebraska
Trip Starts: Trailhead #3
Trip Ends: Trailhead #3
Total Distance: 1.5 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Trailhead #3
Trail Traffic: Moderate
More Information:

Indian Cave State Park
65296 720 Road
Shubert, NE 68437-9801
Phone: (402) 883-2575


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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