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Best Trails in Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

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Want to find the best trails in Agate Fossil Beds National Monument for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 2 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 2 easy hiking trails in Agate Fossil Beds National Monument that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 42 to 52 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.
Description

Fossils and Much, Much More During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew - bones preserved in one of the most complete Miocene mammal sites in the world. Yet, this place called "Agate" is a landscape that reflects many players. Accessibility: For information on the accessible features here at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, visit https://www.nps.gov/agfo/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm

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Map of trails in Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska
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Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
(308) 668-2211
Top trails (2)
Agate Fossil Beds Trail
#1 - Agate Fossil Beds Trail
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
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Length: 4.3 km • Est. 1h 12m
Great views of the sweeping plains and the Niobrara valley. Be extremely careful where you trek-- there are rattlesnakes in the area. Accessibility: There are 3 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of River Road at the north end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is pavement or wooden boardwalk (with partial railings) and typically at least 5 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less) except for a moderately steep (5-8%) section at about 0.8 miles uphill when going southbound. Hikers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers may need assistance in the steeper section or to avoid it for safety. According to the park website, the visitor center is wheelchair-accessible.Show more
Daemonelix Trail
#2 - Daemonelix Trail
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
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Length: 1.6 km • Est. 30m