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Steamboat Trace >> Indian Cave Overnighter

  • Steamboat Trace Trail Peru, NE, 68421 United States (map)

We're planning an overnighter down to Indian Cave State Park via the Steamboat Trace. We'll meet at the trailhead in Peru, about an hour's drive from Omaha or Lincoln. (NOT the northern most trailhead next to the power plant.) Meet there at 11am Sunday Morning. How you get there is up to you. Drive to, ride to, carpool, etc. We will leave by 12p via the Steamboat and head to Brownville for lunch and such. Probably kick around a bit, because it's a neat little town. After that, head on to Indian Cave via country roads. Gravel and mmrs, which means dirt, so a 35mm(ish) or greater is recommended. Rollers and tough climbs, too. All in all, the route should be about 30 meandering miles (60 round trip). Still working on campsite details, but we hope to get one or two of the adirondack shelters located on the bluffs overlooking the river, those are first come/first served, though. We'll pitch tents/hammocks near the shelters. These are backcountry/hike-in, so it will require some tough hike-a-bike sections, fyi. 1/2 a mile or so. Fallback is the group campsite in Hackberry Hollow. This is a self-supported ride, so you are responsible for food, water, transportation, etc. That doesn't mean there won't be food and beverages shared (potluck style), but just be prepared. We'll have a fire pit to grill. Camp Sunday night, nature hike down to the Cave Monday AM for those interested, the get on the road to meander back to Peru for a late afternoon arrival, so folks can get back home sometime in the evening. Bring enough cash for campsite fee and the establishments in Brownville/Nemaha as they're likely cash only. The Nemaha grocery store for sure is cash only. I'll post more details as they're figured out, and feel free to post up for carpool and caravanning. If y'all have ANY questions regarding gear, routes, sandwich making, etc, feel free to stop in, call (the duck phone, 402.614.1392), or email me, Hope to see ya out there!