The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a northsouth corridor, between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an important and popular travelway for nonmotorized uses, linking several city parks, neighborhoods and schools.
The Rock Island Trail links to the Southpointe Trail
at Densmore Park; to the Tierra-Williamsburg Trail
at 27th Street just south of SR 2; to the Helen Boosalis Trail
(a.k.a. the Highway 2 Trail) just north of SR 2; and to the Billy Wolff Trail
at the north end of the zoo.
There are numerous access points along the Rock Island Trail, including from the Folsom Zoo & Botanical Garden (restrictions and fees may apply). Parking is available on campus (restrictions and fees may apply) and at the following: playing fields at 2184 Capitol Parkway, Antelope Park (Memorial Dr. and Sumner St.) and Colonel Densmores Park (14th St. at Mockingbird Ln.).
Kind of the hub of Lincoln trails. And always in good shape. If your lucky you might see a black squirrel from Hwy 2 to the zoo.
"This is my family's favorite trail. Trail is flat, in great shaped and crosses very few streets. Also trail is well shielded by trees, making rides enjoyable even when the weather is not so great."
"Beautiful trail the whole way through. I liked that it was very quiet (for going throught the city), lots of trees. Go for it!"