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Toadstool Geologic Park

Toadstool Rd, Oglala National Grassland, NE
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Not what it Used to be

After a 14 mile drive on dirt roads we arrived at Toadstool Geologic park. Erosion has toppled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zena T
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Cleveland
WOW!!

This was such a unique place to explore. It was a little off the beaten path, but so worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
droeber5
,
Wayne, Nebraska
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile hike” (3 reviews)
“sod house” (6 reviews)
“dirt road” (3 reviews)
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Toadstool Rd, Oglala National Grassland, NE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 14 mile drive on dirt roads we arrived at Toadstool Geologic park. Erosion has toppled most of the formations. There's a mile hike with nine markers, we made it to three and turned around. While interesting, I'm not so sure it's worth the...More

1  Thank Zena T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a unique place to explore. It was a little off the beaten path, but so worth the trip. Had a great time walking the trails throughout the park. Truly amazing the wonders of nature.

1  Thank droeber5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another item in the Reader's Digest guide "Off the Beaten Path" that was a gem. You really have to want to see this as it is about 20 miles of dirt road to get to but is worth it. This is the Nebraska version of...More

1  Thank 615charlesr
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was one of the favorite stops for the kids (ages, 11, 12, and 13). We picked up the self-guided tour brochure as we entered the park. It was interesting to learn about the history, but kids had the most fun exploring and climbing everywhere....More

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This park is a lovely example of remote desolate beauty. It is a fifteen mile drive on a well maintained dirt road from town with a one to three mile hike depending on if you just want to see the Geologic area or also would...More

2  Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Toadstool Geologic Park is a gem in the Oglala National Grasslands, well worth a 16-mile drive over dirt roads. Drive north from Crawford, NE on Route 2, and then follow signs to the park. A one-mile loop trail starts at the parking lot with numbered...More

8  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We combined this with the Hudson-Meng bison kill site. It was further along a gravel road and really off the beaten track. It an other worldly site with lots of unusual formations. Most of these were due to the unusual emotion patterns of the rocks....More

1  Thank S W
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This out of the way site was well worth the drive on a muddy road. The formations are really cool. The hike was easy (we are in our 60's). Kids of all ages would love this!

Thank 616CarolB63
Reviewed 13 August 2016

After 15 miles of rough, washboard gravel roads, the formations are eroded away. Unlike the pictures online, all the "stems" have eroded and the "caps" of the toadstools have slid off to the side. Interesting landscape might have been more impressive had I not just...More

1  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Cool features; worth a stop if you're traveling at a leisurely pace. Mind the afternoon heat; while the hike isn't exactly tough, it'd be easy to get overheated.

Thank Jordan U
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