Indian Cave State Park - Trail, Auburn, Nebraska

Indian Cave State Park - Trail, Auburn, Nebraska

DESCRIPTION

These trails are very, very steep and fast. They are also very technical in places, with lost of switch backs, jumps, and washouts covered in leafs, so watch out. You can get a map of all the trails at the office in the park.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 03, 2015]
xsramo
Weekend Warrior

Whenever I make it down to this part of the state I try to swing by Indian Cave State Park. The trails and scenery is unique and different from most other trails in Nebraska. There is a lot of climbing and the mosquitoes can be a pest but hey, it's just another reason to keep pedaling. The trail can take you all the way down to the caves which are worth checking out. Full suspension can be your friend here but is not necessary. Overall I like the place, good camping too.

Customer Service

Just ride.

Similar Products Used:

Steamboat Trace - Nebraska City, NE

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 31, 2012]
Ian
Weekend Warrior

The downhills were fun but overall wasn't worth an hour and a half car ride for the experience. Like other reviews state, a lot of long, steep up and downs. A few uphill sections were too wet/destroyed by horses/steep to ride up, although it made the downhill sections an interesting combination of uneven terrain and high-speeds. The best thing I can say about my visit is that it made me appreciate places like Tranquility Park and Platte River State Park.

Customer Service

None unless your on a horse.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 24, 2010]
randall
Cross Country Rider

If your up for some long climbs and some fast downhills this is the place you want to go. Watch out for some blind corners and some steep switchbacks that can be challenging. Some of the trails have been horse-damaged in places because of people riding horses during muddy conditions. I think use of the trails is being more closely monitored and trail conditions have improved over the past year, yet there are still some really rough spots. A few of the hills are very steep and there are some badly eroded spots, so make sure your brakes are in good working order.

Customer Service

Start at trail 3 by the observation deck, down the hill until it levels off, go strait through the trail intersection until you come to a climb. at the top of the climb turn left onto 8A (there's a few rough spots,i.e. hoof-prints on 8A). at the end of 8A turn left and go to the bottom. cross the road(don't use the foot-bridge) to trail 9.Go up trail 9 to a T-intersection. Turn left and you will come to an open area at the top of the hill.Turn right onto trail 11 which dead ends at a really good observation point.The entire route is about 5 miles and can take about 45 minutes to an hour depending what kind of shape you're in.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 16, 2007]
Sam
Weekend Warrior

Amazing downhills, impossible uphills best describes this trail. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested in a getting a great workout in. Only problem is that a lot of the uphills (at least the ones we went on) were not rideable unless your name is Lance Armstrong. The views were great though, as was riding on cliffs next to the Missouri. Great views at the top.

Customer Service

We started on #7 at the recommendation of the office chick, and then curved off onto #8, which was an awesome downhill that went on for a good 15-20 minutes (with a few stops to get everyone caught up). The entire time we were going down, we were thinking to ourselves "We're going to be paying for this very soon with some tough climbs..." And we did. We made the mistake of carrying our bikes up an incredibly steep trail (I think an alternate #9 trail), and then had to carry them again, and again, and again...basically until we were up at the top again. Then we had some decent downhills when we turned onto #11, then once we got close to the cave, we reached a cliff where a rope and pulley system would have worked better for our bikes. Let's just say it sucks when you have to carry your bike DOWNHILL.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 12, 2004]
guitarguru13
Weekend Warrior

This ride was a great ride to break in a new bike and get back into riding. It had been a while since i rode, and this was a great refresher. There are alot of ups and downs, and some of the climbs are really hard, but the downhills are worth it. On the downhills there are little drainage terraces that can be a lot of fun if you let it loose. Its a good time for beginners too. My cousin went for the first time on an old Iornhorse At50 rigid and still had a good time. the horses really screw up the trails and some parts get a little muddy, especially if your riding in a sudden downpour. and to the old dude on the horse who yelled at me when i spooked his horse, screw you

Customer Service

4-6-8. it isn't marked very well but its a good time if you can find it. it starts on a long downhill and there is a big climb, but then stays up on a ridge that is over the missouri river.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 25, 2004]
ricomundy
Cross Country Rider

After reading the reviews here I was really looking forward to riding here. After going here mid-May 2004 I was very disappointed. Up/down, up/down seemed to be all the trails here had to offer. It didn't help that there was 1.5 inches of rain the previous week which turned the horse hoof rutted trails into quagmire. All the trails I encountered were double track multi-use trails. Yes, it is an excellent workout, but upon reaching the 4th major squishy hike-a-bike climb all I could think of is "what's the point?" It would have been much nicer if the trails ran around the sides of the ridges and hills rather than straight up and down. They were obviously designed for equestrian and not MTB use. My only recommendation for the reason to ride here is to get a strength workout. Definitely don't ride in the spring when the trails are muddy or soft. It might be much nicer in the fall when things are dry. I'm giving 2 chilis for this because compared to the MTB trails in nearby Kansas City area, this was a disappointment as a MTB trail. The tent campground is really nice though with showers and flush toilets and the price of $12/night was great for such a nice camping location.

Customer Service

Didn't ride it enough to know.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 25, 2003]
darkmatter
Weekend Warrior

Indian Cave is my current favorite trail. The climbs are long and steep, which means the descents are the same. As previous reviews have stated the horses tend to tear up the longest trail but there are still a good fifteen miles of trails that shouldn't ever see horses, although evidence would suggest otherwise. The nonhorse trails may get a little horse traffic but the trails are still in great shape. The park is weird because on any given weekend in october there will be atleast a thousand campers in the park. Last time I was there I thought the trails were going to be thick with horses, hikers, bikers, and backpackers, and while there were some people in the trees there weren't very many. I personally feel that this park offers far more challenging mountainbiking than Ponca. Don't get me wrong, Ponca is sweet, just not as grueling.

Customer Service

Ride anywhere but be forewarned the horse trails are rough and rutted. If there are leaves on the ground the horse trails can have hidden suprises that make it dangerous.

Similar Products Used:

Lewis and clark, Platte River, Ponca

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 07, 2000]
Anonymous

Lots of fun, good singletrack, long climbs and decents into and out of the missouri river valley, some technical but not much to worry about, great views, I rode in the fall twice, beautiful site, some parts were a little "horsed" up but not bad.

Customer Service

don't really know, we just rode around

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 30, 2000]
Anonymous

Several different loops to choose from, 25 total miles- all can be ridden in a single day. Alot of long grinders with very fast and tight downhills. Beautiful scenery-especially along the Missouri River bluffs.
Only rode this trail once, and rode in what was probably the wrong direction it ranks as my favorite in the four-state (MO, KS, NE & IA) area.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 21, 2000]
Anonymous

I was really surprised by this trail. The hills are very steep. I had to walk the long ones. I thought I was in pretty good shape but this trail kicked my ass. Went during the week and saw noone in the whole park.
I'll definately be going back for the challenge and to check out the other trails.

Customer Service

I rode #5, but there so many more to chose from.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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