About Our Trail


This 22.5 mile trail is a mostly fine limestone aggregate base suitable for running, walking or biking. The trail does not have snow removal in the winter, so cross country skiing is possible.

RULES & REGULATIONS ON OR ALONG THE CHIEF STANDING BEAR TRAIL:
Respect private property
No alcohol allowed on trail
Be respectful of all trail users
Stay on the designated trails
Respect the land. Do not litter on or along the trail
All pets on lease or curbed and their waste material removed from trail
No hunting, trapping, weapons and open fires
No horses are allowed on the trail
No motorized vehicles allowed unless authorized by HCTA
Stop and yield to all traffic at crossroads

Trailhead locations:
Beatrice  –  Hwy 77 (South 6th St) & Perkins Street. Parking, shelter and water.

Beatrice Tourism

Holmesville – Linden Lane.  Parking, shelter, toilet and water.
Blue Springs/Wymore –  East Broad Road.  Parking, shelter, toilet, and water.

Blue Springs Keno
619 W Broad St, Blue Springs, NE
(402) 645-3320

Barneston – adjacent Highway 8 at 1/4 mile west of Barneston. Parking, primitive campground, shelter, toilet and water.

Grand Avenue Bar & Grill
101 Grand Ave, Barneston, NE
(402) 674-9902

The Chief Standing Bear Trail connects to the Kansas Blue River Trail at the Nebraska/Kansas Border with a total ride from Beatrice to Marysville of 37 miles. Marysville, KS shelter at Jayhawk & Harvest Road. Parking and Shelter

Who Makes This Trail Work

The Chief Standing Bear Trail is a cooperative effort between the Nebraska Trails Foundation, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the Homestead Conservation & Trails Association. The Nebraska Trails Foundation began work on this 19.5 miles of trail in 2000 and construction was completed in 2017.  The Homestead Conservation & Trails Association serves as the manager/operator for this Trail.