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70th Street Trail

2.3 miles
The 70th Street Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare for just over two miles, providing a convenient, north-south route through residential Lincoln. Along the way, trail-goers will pass Holmes Lake Park, a popular spot for boating, fishing, ...

84th Street Trail

6.35 miles
For commuters, the 84th Street Trail provides a convenient, north-south route paralleling its namesake road from Mahoney Park and Adams Street to Old Cheney Road. For recreationists, the trail provides easy access to the Murdock Trail, MoPac ...

Antelope Creek Trail

4.9 miles
The Antelope Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway through suburban sections of southeastern Lincoln, Nebraska. Essentially a direct continuation of the slightly shorter Billy Wolff Trail, the Antelope Creek Trail offers its own unique scenery ...

Antelope Valley Trail

2.1 miles
The Antelope Valley Trail runs roughly north-south through downtown Lincoln with the University of Nebraska on one end and Lincoln High School at the other. It begins near the Bob Devaney Center, a sprawling athletic complex and sports arena ...

Bellevue Loop Trail

8.9 miles
The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge of the Omaha suburb of Bellevue, hence its ...

Big Papio Trail

9.88 miles
Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park, where it meets the longer Keystone Trail. ...

Billy Wolff Trail

4.1 miles
The Billy Wolff Trail provides Lincoln residents with a connection to nature, running through a string of parks—Pansing Park, Roose Park, Antelope Park and Holmes Lake Park—as it winds its way from S. 27th Street to S. 70th Street. The centrally ...

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

0.6 miles
The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge—named for the former Nebraska senator who helped secure much of its funding—opened in September 2008 as the first dedicated pedestrian bridge to connect two states. Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, ...

Deerfield Lions Trail

1 miles
Stretching a mile across Blair’s northwest side, the Deerfield Lions Trail is so named because it connects the Deerfield subdivision (and Deerfield Elementary School) at one end and Lions Club Park at the other. The park offers a picnic shelter ...

Field Club Trail

1.8 miles
The Field Club Trail occupies an old railroad bed that courses for 2 miles through one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska Medical Center—is unique in that it lies ...

Highlands Trail (NE)

3 miles
The Highlands Trail offers a pleasant, 3-mile loop through Lincoln's Highlands neighborhood. The route also passes the Highlands Golf Course with its sweeping and well-maintained grounds. For longer journeys, the pathway directly connects with ...

Indian Creek Trail (IA)

3.5 miles
The Indian Creek Trail in Council Bluffs runs north along Indian Creek from busy US 275—where it meets the Veterans Memorial Trail and Lake Manawa Trail—to the southwestern edge of Sunset Park on 16th Avenue. The trail uses a tunnel to avoid ...

Iowa Riverfront Trail

6.5 miles
The Iowa Riverfront Trail in Council Bluffs spans the western side of the city along the Missouri River. For most of the trail's nearly 7-mile route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to spectacular views of the skyline of Omaha, ...

John Dietrich Bikeway

3.6 miles
The John Dietrich Bikeway—also known as the John Dietrich Trail or simply the Dietrich Trail—winds through urban Lincoln for more than 3 miles. Along its route, the trail skirts the edge of a number of residential properties and 3 neighborhood ...

Keystone Trail

15 miles
The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationists of all stripes: college students, businesspeople, families and the ranks of the retired who can easily access Omaha's many universities, parks and business ...

Lake Manawa Trail

7.5 miles
The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the east, the trail begins at the Iowa West Foundation ...

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

8.6 miles
The MoPac Trail in Springfield, Nebraska is an integral component of what is planned to be a more than 50-mile recreational trail between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska's two largest cities. Four sections of the trail are currently open for use: ...
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MoPac Trail East

21.7 miles
Note: The eastern end of the MoPac Trail East from Fletcher Avenue to Wabash is closed due to storm damage incurred in summer 2015. Repairs have not yet begun, and a scheduled reopening date is unknown. The MoPac Trail follows the old corridor ...
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MoPac Trail West

5.3 miles
The MoPac Trail West continues from the MoPac Trail East through the city of Lincoln. The trail connects the university with local businesses, neighborhoods, parks, recreation opportunities and shopping. The trail occupies the old corridor of ...
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Murdock Trail

4.7 miles
The Murdock Trail, named after the businessman who donated the land to the City of Lincoln, travels east-west for nearly 5 miles through northern Lincoln and its Havelock neighborhood. The trail runs along a former Rock Island Railroad corridor, ...
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Oak Creek Trail

13 miles
Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, is about as rural a trail as you will find in the United States. While the trail is only about 1 hour from both Omaha and Lincoln ...
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Old Cheney Road Trail

3.03 miles
Immediately adjacent to its namesake, the Old Cheney Road Trail provides a straight east-west route across southern Lincoln from 27th Street to 70th Street. Although the 3-mile paved pathway isn't much more than a widened sidewalk, it is an ...

Omaha Riverfront Trail

20.1 miles
The Omaha Riverfront Trail is currently open in three sections along the Missouri River in Nebraska's largest city. In the south, the trail begins at Missouri Avenue/US 275's approach to the South Omaha Veterans Memorial Bridge. The vehicular ...

Platte River Connection

1 miles
The Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Before this can happen, extensions to the Omaha trail system to the east ...
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Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

4 miles
The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Trail travels 4 miles along an asphalt path atop an abandoned rail bed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. As the name suggests, the trail's main feature is a stone arch bridge, which is ...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

6.7 miles
The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an important and popular travelway for nonmotorized ...

Roper Park Trail

1.8 miles
Roper Park Trail provides an oblong loop around a creek in northwestern Lincoln. The narrow, paved pathway (located west of I-180) traverses a wide, grassy area dotted with trees. Short spurs along the way provide easy access to the trail for ...

Shanda Dixon Trail

1.7 miles
The Shanda Dixon Trail borders a residential area along Fremont Street in northeastern Lincoln and makes its way east to Mahoney Park. The trail circles the park, which offers athletic facilities and other amenities like water and restrooms. Just ...

South Omaha Trail

2 miles
The South Omaha Trail is a 2-mile rail-trail that connects the Keystone Trail, Karen Park, Karen Western Elementary School and businesses in central Omaha, just south of Interstate 80. The trail is built on a former Chicago & North Western ...

Steamboat Trace Trail

21.4 miles
The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and deeded to the ...
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Superior Street Trail

4.42 miles
The Superior Street Trail is primarily a commuter route following its namesake thoroughfare from US 6 (Cornhusker Highway) in Lincoln to the Highlands neighborhood on the western edge of the city. The paved pathway also offers access to Roper ...

Valley View Trail

7.2 miles
The Valley View Trail spans the eastern side of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passing close to residential neighborhoods, retail hubs, parks and rural areas. Along the way, trail users can read historical markers for the Mormon Pioneer National Historic ...

Veterans Memorial Trail (IA)

5 miles
Council Bluffs' Veterans Memorial Trail runs adjacent to US 275—also known as Veterans Memorial Highway—for its 5 mile route. On the non-highway side of the trail, runners, walkers, bikers and skaters are treated to a diverse landscape of industrial ...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

63 miles
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a 63-mile route, converted from a railroad right-of-way, coursing across the scenic southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs to Blanchard at the Iowa–Missouri border. Don't let the "nature trail" part of ...
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Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

25.6 miles
From Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. website: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a converted railroad right-of-way running over 60 miles through the scenic Southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs to Blanchard on the Iowa/Missouri ...
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West Papio Trail

16.1 miles
Two sections of the West Papio Trail are currently open for use. The shorter section begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, Nebraska, where it connects with the Keystone Trail. The trail follows West Papillion Creek through open fields, ...

Western Historic Trails Center Link

1.9 miles
Although one of the shorter trails in Council Bluffs' outstanding system, the Western Historic Trails Center Link provides an excellent connection between two longer trails. In the south, the trail connects to Veterans Memorial Trail at the ...