Nebraska has long been known for its historic trails, which carried early explorers, adventurers and pioneers. Nebraska is now celebrated for its many recreational trails that serve modern adventurers. Hikers can select trails located far from the maddening crowds along lake McConaughy.

Ash Hollow just 15 miles from Eagle Canyon Hideaway also has a historical hiking trail. A hiking trail from the visitor center provides access to the spring in the bottom of the canyon. Also a part of the park, Windlass Hill is located on a separate tract 2 1/4 miles south on U.S. 26. Development there includes an interpretative shelter and informal signs. A walkway provides access to the crest of the hill to view the deep ruts carved by those thousands upon thousands of wagons that traveled the trail those many decades ago.

Eagle Canyon Hideaway is also a great place to let the kids enjoy riding their bikes without worrying about the traffic.