Fort Kearney Hike & Bike Trail


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Fort Kearney Hike & Bike Trail Facts

States: Nebraska
Counties: Kearney
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: Bassway Strip Wildlife Management Area (Imperial Rd & Three Bridges) and Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (Gibbon)
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 13030113


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Fort Kearney Hike & Bike Trail Description

The Fort Kearny Hike-Bike Trail extends 1.8 miles between Fort Kearny State Recreation Area and the Bassway Strip Wildlife Management Area. Following a former corridor of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, the trail crosses both channels of the Platte River and the pedestrian bridges make the perfect place at dawn and dusk to view the Sandhill Cranes during their spring migration. While on the trail, take thew opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley. In winter, the trail is popular with cross-country skiers. 

Horseback riding, fishing, swimming, boating and camping are available at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in a lot at the northern end of the trail by the intersection of Imperial Rd & Three Bridges and at the southern end of the trail in the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. 


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