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I often stop here to take in the views and serenity.

I first came here with my wife many years ago. Then I visited with my brother and now I frequent... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Timnath, Colorado
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easy walk to a great view of the river

The trail to the bridge from the Ft. Kearney Recreation area is paved and easy to negotiate. Once... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Kearney, Nebraska
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Great place for watching sunrises and sunsets.
1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68847-8043
+1 800-228-4307 ext. 926
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I first came here with my wife many years ago. Then I visited with my brother and now I frequent the bridge when I cycle to fort Kearney. The bridge is old and beautiful. I have taken many pics on this and from this bridge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ukmattyc
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The trail to the bridge from the Ft. Kearney Recreation area is paved and easy to negotiate. Once on the bridge take time to watch both close and distant. Fish, all manner of Birds (occasional eagles), deer, raccoons are all on the "might see" list.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jfhertner
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We like to go out on the trail to this bridge. It's a short walk on a nice trail. Easy for anyone to go. We like to go around sunset and watch the sun go down over the river. We also enjoy going out during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathie H
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kyra H
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.