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Address: Saltillo Road, Lincoln, NE
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Hike, bike or horseback ride on the 13 1/2-mile Wilderness Park Trail...

Hike, bike or horseback ride on the 13 1/2-mile Wilderness Park Trail through dense forest, meadows and creek beds in the city's largest park, which also offers fishing and picnicking.

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Great place to connect with nature

I love taking hikes through these trails especially in the fall, It's definitely one of my favorite seasons. It's a plus that the park relatively close to the downtown area of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Becky A
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Difficult park to find entrances to but there are several with parking. The paths are very narrow and uneven. They don't have any woodchips or pebbles down so it is slick when it is wet. Lots of people run or bike along here. We wanted to walk and enjoy nature but we had to walk single file and we really... More 

1 Thank D M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I love taking hikes through these trails especially in the fall, It's definitely one of my favorite seasons. It's a plus that the park relatively close to the downtown area of Lincoln I don't need to go to far to "get away from it all" My fiance and I love to go cross country skiing on the trails in the... More 

Thank Becky A
Lincoln, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Been here a few times now in various seasons. It's neat to have a relatively wild area so close to the center of Lincoln -- wish it was bigger! Lots to see just taking a nice stroll along the hiking trails. It'd be nice if there were benches every mile or so, and if bikers would stay off the hiking... More 

Thank bumpy1800
Lincoln, Nebraska
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wilderness Park is a great place to stroll through nature. YOu can take a short trip or the entire day hiking in the woods viewing birds, deer and other wildlife.

1 Thank swordman32
Lincoln, Nebraska
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I love taking the dogs on hikes at Wilderness Park. The trails are well-marked and well-trodden, but keep a sharp eye out for bicyclists - they seem to appear from nowhere and with no warning. The trails are marked for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, and I think people pretty much mind the signs. There are folks who will let... More 

2 Thank wags2wishes
Lincoln, Nebraska
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice trails for the single track bikers and OK place to run but it is wilderness you may see deer and turkeys or find frames discarded from stolen bikes. To bad they don't clear out some sections into more family friendly park areas. Interesting place to run with friends a bit scary to go alone.

1 Thank Luke1lacey2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Wilderness Park is literally off the beaten path. Take the name of it a bit literally. Not the curated paths you might see in some parks. But lovely, nature!

1 Thank Venture1to1
Lincoln, Nebraska
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232 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

this park has some good hiking trails. it takes a few trips to find a favorite trail, but if you like to hike, then you will find one. lots of trees and flowers in the spring and fall. can get crowded.

Thank Bill G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wildneress has a multi-use trail system for bikers, walkers/runners and equestrian to share. The trails are all singletrack and great for beginning mountian bikers.. It's great having such a large wilderness area so close to Lincoln.

Thank Kyle V
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were looking for a place to walk with our dog and found this place on the map. It was on the opposite side of town from our motel, but Lincoln is small so it did not take long to find. Nice trails in a real woods setting.

Thank Linfa101

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