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Hike-Bike Trail Bridge

1020 V Rd., Kearney, NE 68847
800-228-4307 Ext. 926
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Ranked #11 of 20 Attractions in Kearney
Type: Bridges
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Birdwatching
Description: Great place for watching sunrises and sunsets.
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Huntsville, Alabama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Free access off of Kilgore Road to an old railroad bridge over the Platt River. The Sandhill Cranes use areas near the bridge for a nightly roost during their March migration to northern nesting areas. We watched about 5000 Cranes land within a mile of us!

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Ravenna, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Hike/Bike Trail in this location is at Fort Kearny Recreation Area. I noticed some reviewers are talking about the paved trail that runs through Kearney. Both are nice trails, but be aware that this trail is only 1.5 miles long and starts at the recreation area. It does cross an old railroad bridge and is a very nice trail... More

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went here on the advice of one of the visitor centers and were warned that it could get pretty crowded, but it seemed like there was so much activity (bored and restless kids stomping and whistling and occasionally shrieking, lots of adults chatting) that the birds veered away and flew on either side of the river. That may be... More

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Woodstock, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Since most of the land along the Platte River is privately owned, there are few opportunities to view sandhill cranes on their migration which take you to the river. The Hike-bike Bridge is one of the few. It's a short walk to the Bridge from the parking lot. The river is beautiful here, but your crane views are mainly limited... More

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A very nice walk out across the Platte River and beyond over an old RR bed. Not much to see past the river.

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Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

It was all cement for 1.5 miles (est.) along a river's edge, out to a lake. Walking at 8:00 a.m. I saw two deer.

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Colorado USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Nice view of cranes on Platte. Enjoyed the hike and the $5 entrance fee was resonable.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Kudos to the citizens of Kearney for building such a nice and well maintained bike/walk trail. It is a pretty ride along the Platte and the canal, and for this Colorado girl, it was nice to ride upon a level trail!

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This is a neat and well maintained trail to enjoy biking or walking on.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Nice old railroad bridge across the Platte River on a nice stretch of trail

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