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Hike-Bike Trail Bridge

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Address: 1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68847-8043
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+1 800-228-4307 ext. 926

  Great place for watching sunrises and sunsets.

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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 river.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stow, Ma
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Stow, Ma
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank HenryJohnKerr
Arvada, Colorado
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 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 trail better before it was paved with cement. It's a great place for on leash... More 

Thank Noe/Kathleen S
Vermillion, South Dakota
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103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 as the Sandhill Cranes. There are some houses near the entryway and an area that... More 

Thank fatzaz
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 the sound of them flying over on large groups is astonishing. The scenes of the... More 

Thank Bri S
Overton, Nebraska, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Council Bluffs
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 the Archway Monument and following the trail that goes under 2nd Avenue. It goes all... More 

1 Thank Ruth F
Waxahachie, Texas
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 migration season (mid-March) bus loads of people start arriving in the evening. Plenty of room... More 

1 Thank Waltfr
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 formations of Cranes fly over as the sun was beginning to set and enjoyed watching..we... More 

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