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 and has a slight uphill grade when running from west to east. An old train bridge that crosses S. 60th Street (just south of F Street) has been incorporated into the trail.
There is a considerable amount of wildlife on the trail, including deer, woodchuck and many types of birds.
At busy S. 50th Street, the city recently installed a pedestrian hybrid beacon signal, which allows trail users to push a button to initiate a beacon and thus alert drivers to their presence. Future plans include extending the trail farther east to the Field Club Trail
, another rail-trail in midtown Omaha. The connection will complete the much needed east-west route in the city.
Parking is available on the western end of the trail in Karen Park at 6288 H Street.