Springfield, Nebraska (NE) Trails & Maps

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  • 70th Street Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 6.35 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 9.88 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Bison Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Bison Trail runs across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street (south of State Route 2) to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington Avenue. This scenic pathway offers a view ...
  • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

    State: IA, NE
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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, ...
  • Field Club Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Helen Boosalis Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Helen Boosalis Trail, named for Lincoln's first female mayor, runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects several residential neighborhoods and ...
  • Hickman Linear Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Hickman Linear Park Trail parallels the rail line between 68th Street at its the southeast end and 7th Street/Hickman Road at its northwest end. The trail is just under a mile and runs through a city park in a tree-line corridor.
  • Highlands Trail (NE)

    State: NE
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Homestead Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Homestead Trail follows the route of a rail corridor abandoned by Union Pacific in 2000. Construction began on the trail in 2007 and was completed in the summer of 2012 by a partnership of the Nebraska Trails Foundation, Lower Platte South ...
  • Indian Creek Trail (IA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: IA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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, ...
  • Jamaica North Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Running along a former Union Pacific Rail track, the Jamaica North Trail extends from the intersection of Park Boulevard and Speedway Circle south through Lincoln to Saltillo Road, linking several of the city's neighborhoods to various Lincoln ...
  • John Dietrich Bikeway

    State: NE
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: IA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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: ...
  • MoPac Trail East

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 21.67 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The MoPac Trail is actually several segments of trail the now occupy the old corridor of what used to be the Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment is the more rural and extends between Lincoln and ...
  • MoPac Trail West

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Murdock Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    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, ...
  • Oak Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Old Cheney Road Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 3.03 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: NE
    Length: 20.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Trail travel 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 listed ...
  • Rock Island Trail (NE)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Salt Creek Levee Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Salt Creek Levee Trail provides a scenic route for bikers and runners along its namesake waterway. This crushed limestone path takes you past Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods and under a picturesque old railroad bridge. At its southern ...
  • South Omaha Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 Union Pacific rail line ...
  • Southpointe Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 2.36 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Southpointe Trail extends from Densmore Park to the Tierra Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln's Southern Hills neighborhood. This suburban route passes by Williamsburg Village, one of the city's most distinctive neighborhoods, and SouthPointe ...
  • Steamboat Trace Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 21.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Superior Street Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 4.42 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Tierra Williamsburg Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The tree-lined Tierra Williamsburg Trail—also known as the Tierra Park Williamsburg Trail or more simply as the Williamsburg Trail—traverses through the distinctive Williamsburg Village neighborhood of southern Lincoln, Nebraska. Along the way, ...
  • Valley View Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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)

    State: IA, NE
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: IA
    Length: 63 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: MO
    Length: 25.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • West Papio Trail

    State: NE
    Length: 16.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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

    State: IA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
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