MoPac Trail East

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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 Wabash, traveling on a crushed stone path through prairie, woodland and farmland for nearly 22 miles. Along the way you may encounter wildlife, and you'll definitely experience some of Nebraska's lovely scenery. A separate equestrian trail, called the Charles L. Warner Equestrian Trail, is provided between 98th and A streets and Wabash.

The MoPac Trail East connects to the MoPac Trail West in Lincoln; the trails join near 84th Street. There are plans to extend the trail over the Platte River at South Bend and connect with a the MoPac Trail in Springfield and eventually lead to Omaha.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking access is in Lincoln at 84th Street. In Walton and Eagle, street parking is available. There's trailhead parking in the Village Park in Elmwood.

Equestrian parking is available at the Charles L. Warner trailhead at 98th & A streets. Voluntary user passes ($1/day or $5/year) are available at several self-service donation boxes along the trail and at the Walton Trail Company in Walton.

Reviews

Great trail to get a long run on

   March, 2014 by dreddel

Ran a 22 miler on this trail. Very little traffic on a warm Sunday afternoon in late March. Great surface, great views and some nice places to get out of the wind! read more

Nice Trail

   June, 2013 by aka_locojoe

In 2012 we rode from Lincoln out and back and got in 45 miles. The trail and Lincoln were both better than we expected. The trail has a nice surface, was mostly tree lined and made a lot of turns. Along the trail we spotted deer, many rabbits & squirrels, ...read more

Good gravel trail, decent surface

   February, 2011 by crhilton

Good for anything but a skinny tire bike. The surface is, at times, pretty poor and mostly dirt and moss, but it's generally maintained pretty well. You can park at the marked trail head in Lincoln. read more