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 Ride!!!

   July, 2014 by scotdon

I'm a relatively new bike rider, about 3 years. I ride from my home out to this trail and find it very nice to ride, have to watch when it gets really dry, because large cracks show up. I have seen deer and badgers on the trail and numerous bunnies. It ...read more

Another great ride to put on your list

   May, 2014 by jpkomaha

May 2014 - We parked in Wabash in some weeds right north of the trailhead, there were no signs saying you could or couldn't park there. Not much action in Wabash. We traversed from Wabash to Eagle and back, about 13 miles each way. The grade is slightly ...read more

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