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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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Short hike with dog

Late afternoon walk with dog. Paths were clean and clear. Guests were friendly and polite. Trails are marked for bikes, hikers or horses. Had no issue finding my way and staying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
Michelle C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Late afternoon walk with dog. Paths were clean and clear. Guests were friendly and polite. Trails are marked for bikes, hikers or horses. Had no issue finding my way and staying on the hiking trails.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Spent a whole afternoon with relatives and friends. We sang, played, ate together, and took a walk. It was a perfect weather, October 1. I really cannot say too much except that it is a park, and as a park, which means nature, all is beautiful.

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Thank Dudy D
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been coming here since college for a hike to get out of the city. Beautiful trails and great for nature lovers

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is for those outdoors people. It's not a camping site (I'm sure you could get away with it), but its great for walking, hiking, running, biking, and exploring. Yes, hardly anyone ever takes care of this park, but there's really nothing to be taken care of. In the months of May-July there are plenty of bugs like flies,... More 

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Thank Austin B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Wilderness Park is really Lincoln's only choice for wooded hiking. Nice bike trails and plenty of hiking options. Don't forget to stop and see the bison.

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Thank John J
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A bit of running, walking and nature sight seeing. I would go with a group as it was on the edge of town and there is safety in numbers.

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Thank Happy2trave
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I am fortunate to have grown up on Saltillo Road, a wonderful place to wander. Let your imagination run wild as you travel through the wilderness, much as our ancestors did.

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Thank Lauren A
Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Some reviewers complain about the highway noise and yes, you can hear Rt 77 from the trails, but it's not intrusive and you can still hear the *many* birds, the flow of Salt Creek, and the breeze through the trees. It would be a great place for a morning run (but I wasn't willing to drive from my hotel to... More 

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Thank emilyg28
Nebraska, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

For Lincoln, this park is truly wild and rugged. The valley is steep and deep down to Salt Creek making for challenging hiking. The trail biking twists and turns on rough trail, though there is a long, straight crushed rock trail that goes the length of the park, too. There are no services here, and sometimes (dare I say often?)... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a great place to hike, take pictures, look at nature and even Geocache. The girls love this place and there are remnants of Lincoln history around that you might enjoy

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