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  • Northern Loop
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1171 miles

Take the Long Scenic Route!

This virtual trail explores the vast northern section of our state in a winding figure 8. Delve into fascinating histories, modern industries and beautiful landscapes all along the route!

118 miles
The Cowboy Trail View
152 miles
Tallgrass Prairie Habitat View
182 miles
Pig Farm View
212 miles
Lewis and Clark Campsite View
235 miles
The Ionia “Volcano” View
261 miles
Burbach Dairy View
316 miles
Santee – Sioux Tribe (Dakota) View
330 miles
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska View
39 miles
O’Neill View
354 miles
Zeisler Cattle Inc View
427 miles
Shovel Dot Ranch View
452 miles
Ainsworth Army Air Field View
487 miles
Cattle Ranch View
514 miles
DeWitty – An African American Settlement View
597 miles
Nebraska Sandhills Region View
605 miles
The Sandhills Historical Landmark View
699 miles
Burlington Locomotive 719 View
71 miles
Thiele Dairy View
737 miles
The Horse Creek Treaty View
783 miles
Agate Fossil Beds View
82 miles
The Neligh Mills View
834 miles
Toadstool Geological Park & Campground View
885 miles
Chadron State Park View
898 miles
Bordeaux Trading Post View
966 miles
Mari Sandoz View
1096 miles
Merritt Reservoir View
1105 miles
Niobrara National Scenic River View
1125 miles
Smith Falls State Park View

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Share Your pRogress!

Don’t let your hard work go unnoticed! Let others come along on your journey to cheer you on, show how amazing our state is and celebrate when you complete your route. And, invite others to start a Walk to Unlock team or journey themselves. Anyone can participate!

Make the post your own.

• Add your own message
• Add photos of your team
• Add hashtags for your group
• If using a different social platform, please include #walk2unlock

Now that’s teamwork Nebraska!


miles have been logged in total for the

Northern Loop

HoW TO TraveL

Set a physical activity goal

What type of activity best fits into your schedule? You can choose one or many and your team leader will help you convert them to miles later.

Keep track of activity

Record the activity type and minutes spent exercising. Or wear a pedometer to record your daily steps.

Report your achievements

Teachers and team leaders will collect activity and convert your activity to miles. They may even ask you to do the math using our steps to miles ratio: 2400 to 1.

Work as a team

Your miles will be combined with your entire team, this way you can log more miles and travel faster together along the route.

Explore on your own

Bookmark and return to this page as unlocked locations are revealed. Feel free to visit unlocked marker pages with your parents and teammates.

Learn more with your team

Your teachers or team leader will have more lessons and interesting information about each marker to share with you on your learning journey. Lesson plans, activities and videos are available to all team leaders.