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Hike-Bike Trail Bridge

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Nice stroll and break

We took a stroll on the trail during a visit to the archway. It was a nice place to stretch your... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Kyra H
Terrific Kearney Asset!

Kearney now has almost 16 miles of paved hike bike trails that lead from Cottonmill Park on... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Kearney, Nebraska
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1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68847-8043
+1 800-228-4307 ext. 926
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We took a stroll on the trail during a visit to the archway. It was a nice place to stretch your legs and along a river. The ducks, abandoned cars on the riverbank and the sewage treatment plant were the highlights!

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Kearney now has almost 16 miles of paved hike bike trails that lead from Cottonmill Park on Northwest corner of city leading past University of Nebraska at Kearney campus through Yanney Park, past the south motel and convention center district to our Archway attraction and...More

Thank StephenJJDJ
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The trail affords great views of wildlife such as deer, turkeys, numerous songbirds and wetlands. I had a doe and fawn walk up and stop about 30 feet away.

Thank dmahalek
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Whether you are an avid outdoors man or just someone wanting to take in a nice walk with scenery the Hike-Bike Trail in Kearney is a must. You can start your journey at Cottonmill Park on the West side of Kearney and end at the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Very nice and accessible -- ideal for seeing the cranes fly over on their way to roosting in the river.

Thank HenryJohnKerr
Reviewed March 28, 2017

A great trail with perfect views of the river for crane watching. There is a strong wind once you're exposed to the water, arctic gear needed if you're staying to watch the cranes.

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Parking is easy, the signage is educational and very readable. I saw deer, an eagle, The bridge with benches is an amazing vantage point any season for the beauty of the Platte River, but especially for viewing the sandhill crane migration. I actually liked the...More

Thank Noe/Kathleen S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We stopped here at sunrise to see the cranes on the Platte. It is a very nice walk from the parking lot to the bridge, and the wide sidewalk makes it very accessible. Pretty area, with wildlife - we saw owls and deer, as well...More

Thank fatzaz
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

My dad and I were in Kearney to see the cranes and thought we'd give the bridge a try to view them. We went both at sunrise and sunset. The cranes don't land very close to this bridge, but you can see a lot and...More

Thank Bri S
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I enjoy the path, you get bikers, skaters, walkers, joggers, pets... pretty much a wide variety of company. You can walk flat areas or areas with more hills.

Thank Nicole G
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March 11, 2018|
Response from dmahalek | Reviewed this property |
The Ft. Kearney section has two sections of bridges. Park at the Archway and ride east toward Fort Kearney. Go to the city of Kearney website and see the new trail map.