11 May 2017, The Nebraska Trails Foundation
deeded this Rail-Tail to the
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
It was an amazing day of Celebration
at the Barneston Trailhead !
Chief Standing Bear Run, Ride & Relay
The Blue Springs Trailhead
features a Medicine Wheel,
Pioneer Gardens & Arborteum
The pollinator garden at the
Blue Springs Trailhead is a
Certified Monarch Butterfly Watch Site
Four miles of the trail are lined
with 67 Blue Bird houses.
Their story was featured
in the summer 2017 newsletter of
Blue Birds across Nebraska.
One mile south of the
Blue Springs Trailhead,
you will pass the
northern border of the
Oto-Missouri Reservation (1854-1882)
In July of 2017 students of the
Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy
toured our new trail.
Each of the Four Trailhead shelter kiosks
offer Maps, the story of Chief Standing Bear
& the Ponca Tribe and stories of
local history in the Blue River Valley.
Enjoy our Trailheads as full service
rest stops or plan a picnic,
the views are beautiful and serene.
The Holmesville Traihead offers beautiful
views of the Big Blue River and river dam.
The Holmesville Trailhead is a full service rest stop
Holmesville has an additional shelter with river views.
April 2017, the Boy Scouts of America
volunteered for a day
sprucing up the Trail
Visit in October to catch the fall color.
When the leaves fall, the views open wide.