Platte River

4.05 out of 5
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↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Thake the short down hill to the horse trail and crosses the wooden bridge over the stream. After about 100 yards or so, your in the woods. You can start with the steep double track climb and look for the marked trails from there. There are trails named 001, Yun 2, Roller Coaster, Left Hand Sand, as well as others. Some areas are closed during parts of the season for horse riding, check with the park ranger station for info.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)

Granny Gear

August 5, 2018
29r_mtnfam Granny Gear  
Review: This is a great place. It was cool under the trees. You can ride across a small waterfall. There are some steep climbs and descents my 11 year old had to walk his bike up and down. There are a series of trails not on the topo map on the west side of the park. We spent 3hrs riding and didn't hit even half of the trails on the west side. Next time we are hitting the east side trails and I'll update my review.


June 14, 2018
Review: New section of trail being built, plus parking lot and restrooms, will be complete 2018 which will allow riding at any time of day as horseback riding conflict will no longer exist.


September 27, 2017
CFM Epic  
Review: Had a hard time finding the trail and then finding where we were on the trail. We rode the east side early in the morning so we had a deadline of 9:00 to get out that added to the frustration. There were some fun technical spots and dips but many unmarked intersections and tight turns in the wrong places. Overall it was good to get a ride in but could have been much better if we weren't lost all the time.


September 9, 2017
Review: The area was beautiful but the trails werent marked and i kept ending up on dead ends. There were alot of familys walking on the trails. I did find steep climbs but they went nowhere. I used mtb for map . I wasnt able to ride the east loop due the time i was there, it was for horses only. So maybe thats where the good trails ive reas and heard about are.

Granny Gear

May 10, 2017
Review: Very nice trail, lots of short whoops and climbs. It was recently weed-eated and very well maintained. No rock, all hard packed dirt. I absolutely love it!

Similar Trail: Lewis & Clark

Granny Gear

November 20, 2016
Review: Platte River State Park is one of the best places for mountain biking in the Area. There's the ability to climb steep hills, ride flowy downhill sections, some easy uphill climbing, drop in sections, but nothing really to technical. Take it slow the first time riding it to get to know the trail. Theres some tough uphill climbing to challenge your endurance. It's great once you get to know the layout of the trail. I would suggest coming out here and spending a day to get to know the trails and then come back and ride it again and again and again and again. It's a great place and a great time to ride!!

Similar Trail: Swanson park, Calvin Crest

Bunny Hop

July 28, 2016
vodvill Bunny Hop  
Review: This trail is overgrown, erroded, unmaintained and unmarked. Definitely not up to IMBA standards.


Bunny Hop

September 1, 2016
Review: So...does that mean it's fun?

Bunny Hop

July 26, 2016
cspargen Bunny Hop  
Review: Platte River State Park has arguably the most potential of any Nebraska trails. You have the ability of stringing together 10 miles of trail from the west part of the park to the east park where the main singletrack trail runs. The amount of climbing found here is great for a state with little to no elevation (700 foot for 5.5-6 miles of the main loop). There is also a technical rock garden and some fun, flowy sections that you'll be rewarded with once you make the aforementioned climbs. The restrictions that apply are during 9-4 from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend they run horses on the doubletrack sections of the main loop. This has been bumped up in the past due to nice weather, so it's always best to check at the park office to be sure if you are visiting. Most Wednesday evenings there is a group of riders that meet at the Wild Turkey Parking area, with cold brews being a staple for the post ride festivities.

Similar Trail: Lewis & Clark (Council Bluffs, IA) or Krug Park (St. Joseph, MO)


April 4, 2016
Review: most technical trail by far in the area, I had a difficult time trying to find the start of the trails, but thanks to a hiker that lives in the area i found it. Tough doubletrack climb to get to the trail, but its definitely worth it!


September 25, 2015
mtbark Doubletrack  
Review: We had a little trouble getting started becuase we missed the turn that takes you to the east side. Lucky for us a local was willing to give us a tour. I must say these are some pretty unique trails, signage could be a little better. Not a whole lot of climbing but there are a couple of grunt sections out there as well as some nice fun downhill sections. There are also some fun technical sections as well lots of roots I noticed. There are a couple of rocky sections that require a little skill to ride. Great trail if you are in the area. Bring skeeter spry. Not overly scenic but there is a tower you can climb that gives you a great view of the river.

Platte River MTB Trail 4.05 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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