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Hardwood Trail

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7.1 mile 11.4 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 605' 184 m
Descent: -796' -243 m
High: 1,235' 376 m
Low: 965' 294 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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While eroded and hilly, this trail offers a pleasant experience through field and forest on its way to Indian Cave.

Ben Force

Features Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

While this rough trail can feel like it was designed specifically for horses (due to its erosion and steep inclines), it does offer great solitude amongst old hardwood forests as you make your way to Indian Cave and pleasant views of the Missouri River.

Along the way, expect a mixed tread of primarily doubletrack that will encounter numerous offshoot trails that head to the area's vast number of campsites and Adirondack-style Lean-Tos.

Upon reaching the eastern end of the trail at the day-use area, follow the road northwest for a short distance to access the staircase to Indian Cave.

Flora & Fauna

Experience this trail in autumn to see its hardwood forests erupt in fiery fall color.

Contacts

Land Manager: Nebraska Game and Parks

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This is one of the Adirondack shelters in Indian Cave State Park.
Apr 12, 2017 near Falls City, NE
You'll encounter many hills on the Hardwood Trail.
Apr 12, 2017 near Falls City, NE
Looking back toward the campsite, enjoy this pleasant view.
Apr 12, 2017 near Falls City, NE

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