MoPac Trail East

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The MoPac Trail follows 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

Wabash trail head now open

   October, 2016 by aceinomaha

Was just there a couple of days ago and found the bridge repaired. The segment between Wabash and Fletcher Ave is one of the most scenic of the trail. Good news! read more

Mopac East: Last end of trail closed

   July, 2015 by cateander27

I am riding the mopac trail quite a bit since it is near the farm. I would like to warn people that the bit of the mopac trail running from fletcher road on into wabash has been closed. It has major fences set up across it that say it is closed. However, ...read more

MOPAC rail to trail, Lincoln, NE

   June, 2015 by margokusy

I use to ride this trail biweekly Usually all seasons of the year due to the weather changes in Nebraska... Beautiful landscapes, wildlife, cute towns and co-ops (walton, eagle, elmwood) to stop by along the way... A feeling of serenity along the trail ...read more