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Hike-Bike Trail Bridge

1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68847-8043
+1 800-228-4307 ext. 926
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Perfect place to see crane migration -- and just to walk near the river

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

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Stow, Ma
A perfect view of the river

A great trail with perfect views of the river for crane watching. There is a strong wind once... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Lorraine L
Arvada, Colorado
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Great place for watching sunrises and sunsets.
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1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68847-8043
+1 800-228-4307 ext. 926
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

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

Thank HenryJohnKerr
Reviewed 28 March 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 25 March 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 13 March 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 12 March 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 18 January 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
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This neat trail has variety and is easy to follow. It runs into a park with a tower that has a fun little lake with paddle boats. I want to kayak the creek along the side of this trail, sometime. I would suggest starting at...More

1  Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Just a short ten minute walk from the parking lot in Fort Kearney State Rec area, and is a great spot to see cranes on the river at first light and at sundown. Plenty of room and not too crowded in the morning, but during...More

1  Thank Waltfr
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is one of the nicest trails I have been on. It weaves all around town. You can make it a long walk or cut it short.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Short walk from the parking at Kearney State Recreation area, NOT the Visitors Center, to the bridge. As we didnt know what to expect, we arrived quite early in the evening to view the Cranes transition from the fields to the river. We saw many...More

1  Thank T R
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