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From the Field: BACKPACKER trail scouts' top Central local hikes

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Try a 9-mile out-and-back in Ohio's Hemlock Gorge or hike through history in Per Marquette State Park or on the Saddle Rock Trail in Nebraska.

Readers' Choice: Southeast

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Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the southeast.

Trip Finder: Great Plains

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Your favorite Great Plains hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Readers' Choice: Great Plains

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Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Plains states.

Rip & Go: Soldier Creek Loop - Fort Robinson State Park, NE

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Explore an unknown Nebraska wilderness for a surprising dose of rolling hills, wildlife, and solitude.

Paddle Nebraska's Niobrara River

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A two-day paddle through high plains prairie amid buffalo, whooping cranes, and elk.

Carbon Dioxide and the Desert Midwest

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Scientists say Nebraska's wild prairies could become the Western Hemisphere's largest sandbox in as few as 30 years.

High Points: Panorama Point, Nebraska

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There's not a bad napping spot anywhere.

Best Backpacking In Nebraska

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Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Nebraska.

Prairie Hiking: Wide-Open Spaces

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It's the easiest hiking on Earth, and you get to sleep with buffalo, listen to coyotes sing, and bask in quiet so deep you can hear the grasslands growing. Welcome to the prairie.

Indian Cave State Park, Nebraska

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Where you can look down on soaring eagles and feel the power of the Missouri River.

Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska

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The current carries you through the Great Plains, where buffalo, elk -- and snapping turtles -- roam.

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