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70th Street Trail

2.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

84th Street Trail

6.35 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Antelope Creek Trail

4.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Antelope Valley Trail

2.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Billy Wolff Trail

4.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bison Trail

1.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Blue River Rail Trail

11.7 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Chief Standing Bear Trail

22.9 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Helen Boosalis Trail

3.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Hickman Linear Park Trail

0.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Highlands Trail (NE)

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Homestead Trail

40 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Jamaica North Trail

7.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

John Dietrich Bikeway

3.6 mi
State: NE
Concrete

MoPac Trail East

21.7 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

MoPac Trail West

5.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Murdock Trail

4.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Old Cheney Road Trail

3.03 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Plum Creek Trail

2.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Rock Island Trail (NE)

6.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Accordion

Roper Park Trail

1.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Salt Creek Levee Trail

4 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Shanda Dixon Trail

1.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Southpointe Trail

2.36 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Superior Street Trail

4.42 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Tierra Williamsburg Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 70th Street Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare for just over two miles, providing a convenient, north-south route through residential Lincoln. Along the way, trail-goers will pass Holmes Lake...
NE 2.3 mi Concrete
For commuters, the 84th Street Trail provides a convenient, north-south route paralleling its namesake road from Mahoney Park and Adams Street to Old Cheney Road. For recreationists, the trail...
NE 6.35 mi Concrete
The Antelope Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway through suburban sections of southeastern Lincoln, Nebraska. Essentially a direct continuation of the slightly shorter Billy Wolff Trail, the...
NE 4.9 mi Concrete
The Antelope Valley Trail runs roughly north-south through downtown Lincoln with the University of Nebraska on one end and Lincoln High School at the other. It begins near the Bob Devaney Center, a...
NE 2.1 mi Concrete
The Billy Wolff Trail provides Lincoln residents with a connection to nature, running through a string of parks—Pansing Park, Roose Park, Antelope Park and Holmes Lake Park—as it winds its way from S....
NE 4.1 mi Concrete
The Bison Trail runs across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street (south of State Route 2) to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington...
NE 1.7 mi Concrete
The Blue River Rail Trail meanders along the course of the Big Blue River, in places meeting the water's edge and in other places straying from its banks. The rail-trail stretches between Marysville...
KS 11.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Chief Standing Bear Trail spans 22.9 miles from the southeast Nebraska town of Beatrice to the Nebraska/Kansas state line. It's named after a Ponca chief and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska owns the...
NE 22.9 mi Crushed Stone
The Helen Boosalis Trail runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects several residential neighborhoods and...
NE 3.9 mi Concrete
The Hickman Linear Park Trail parallels the rail line between 68th Street at its the southeast end and 7th Street/Hickman Road at its northwest end. The trail is just under a mile and runs through a...
NE 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Highlands Trail offers a pleasant, 3-mile loop through Lincoln's Highlands neighborhood. The route also passes the Highlands Golf Course with its sweeping and well-maintained grounds. For longer...
NE 3 mi Concrete
The Homestead Trail follows the route of a rail corridor put up for abandonment by Union Pacific in 1999. Construction began on the trail in 2007 and was completed in the summer of 2012 by a...
NE 40 mi Crushed Stone
Note: A portion of the Jamaica North Trail south of Pioneers Boulevard is temporarily closed as Lincoln Parks & Recreation works to repair severe flood damage. See the city's official website for...
NE 7.9 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The John Dietrich Bikeway—also known as the John Dietrich Trail or simply the Dietrich Trail—winds through urban Lincoln for more than 3 miles. Along its route, the trail skirts the edge of a number...
NE 3.6 mi Concrete
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...
NE 21.7 mi Crushed Stone
The MoPac Trail West continues from the MoPac Trail East through the city of Lincoln. The trail connects the university with local businesses, neighborhoods, parks, recreation opportunities and...
NE 5.3 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Murdock Trail, named after the businessman who donated the land to the City of Lincoln, travels east-west for nearly 5 miles through northern Lincoln and its Havelock neighborhood. The trail runs...
NE 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Immediately adjacent to its namesake, the Old Cheney Road Trail provides a straight east-west route across southern Lincoln from 27th Street to 70th Street. Although the 3-mile paved pathway isn't...
NE 3.03 mi Concrete
Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...
NE 2.7 mi Concrete
The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...
NE 6.7 mi Concrete
Accordion
Roper Park Trail provides an oblong loop around a creek in northwestern Lincoln. The narrow, paved pathway (located west of I-180) traverses a wide, grassy area dotted with trees. Short spurs along...
NE 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Salt Creek Levee Trail provides a scenic route for bikers and runners along its namesake waterway. This crushed limestone path takes you past Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods and under a picturesque...
NE 4 mi Crushed Stone
The Shanda Dixon Trail borders a residential area along Fremont Street in northeastern Lincoln and makes its way east to Mahoney Park. The trail circles the park, which offers athletic facilities and...
NE 1.7 mi Concrete
The Southpointe Trail extends from Densmore Park to the Tierra Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln's Southern Hills neighborhood. This suburban route passes by Williamsburg Village, one of the city's most...
NE 2.36 mi Concrete
The Superior Street Trail is primarily a commuter route following its namesake thoroughfare from US 6 (Cornhusker Highway) in Lincoln to the Highlands neighborhood on the western edge of the city. The...
NE 4.42 mi Asphalt
The tree-lined Tierra Williamsburg Trail—also known as the Tierra Park Williamsburg Trail or more simply as the Williamsburg Trail—traverses through the distinctive Williamsburg Village neighborhood...
NE 3 mi Concrete

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84th Street Trail

NE - 6.35 miles

For commuters, the 84th Street Trail provides a convenient, north-south route paralleling its namesake road from Mahoney Park and Adams Street to Old Cheney Road. For recreationists, the trail...

Blue River Rail Trail

KS - 11.7 miles

The Blue River Rail Trail meanders along the course of the Big Blue River, in places meeting the water's edge and in other places straying from its banks. The rail-trail stretches between Marysville...

Jamaica North Trail

NE - 7.9 miles

Note: A portion of the Jamaica North Trail south of Pioneers Boulevard is temporarily closed as Lincoln Parks & Recreation works to repair severe flood damage. See the city's official website for...

Old Cheney Road Trail

NE - 3.03 miles

Immediately adjacent to its namesake, the Old Cheney Road Trail provides a straight east-west route across southern Lincoln from 27th Street to 70th Street. Although the 3-mile paved pathway isn't...

Accordion

Salt Creek Levee Trail

NE - 4 miles

The Salt Creek Levee Trail provides a scenic route for bikers and runners along its namesake waterway. This crushed limestone path takes you past Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods and under a picturesque...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

NE - 6.7 miles

The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...

John Dietrich Bikeway

NE - 3.6 miles

The John Dietrich Bikeway—also known as the John Dietrich Trail or simply the Dietrich Trail—winds through urban Lincoln for more than 3 miles. Along its route, the trail skirts the edge of a number...

Plum Creek Trail

NE - 2.7 miles

Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...

Billy Wolff Trail

NE - 4.1 miles

The Billy Wolff Trail provides Lincoln residents with a connection to nature, running through a string of parks—Pansing Park, Roose Park, Antelope Park and Holmes Lake Park—as it winds its way from S....

Bison Trail

NE - 1.7 miles

The Bison Trail runs across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street (south of State Route 2) to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington...

Superior Street Trail

NE - 4.42 miles

The Superior Street Trail is primarily a commuter route following its namesake thoroughfare from US 6 (Cornhusker Highway) in Lincoln to the Highlands neighborhood on the western edge of the city. The...

Murdock Trail

NE - 4.7 miles

The Murdock Trail, named after the businessman who donated the land to the City of Lincoln, travels east-west for nearly 5 miles through northern Lincoln and its Havelock neighborhood. The trail runs...

70th Street Trail

NE - 2.3 miles

The 70th Street Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare for just over two miles, providing a convenient, north-south route through residential Lincoln. Along the way, trail-goers will pass Holmes Lake...

Roper Park Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Roper Park Trail provides an oblong loop around a creek in northwestern Lincoln. The narrow, paved pathway (located west of I-180) traverses a wide, grassy area dotted with trees. Short spurs along...

Chief Standing Bear Trail

NE - 22.9 miles

The Chief Standing Bear Trail spans 22.9 miles from the southeast Nebraska town of Beatrice to the Nebraska/Kansas state line. It's named after a Ponca chief and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska owns the...

Southpointe Trail

NE - 2.36 miles

The Southpointe Trail extends from Densmore Park to the Tierra Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln's Southern Hills neighborhood. This suburban route passes by Williamsburg Village, one of the city's most...

Antelope Creek Trail

NE - 4.9 miles

The Antelope Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway through suburban sections of southeastern Lincoln, Nebraska. Essentially a direct continuation of the slightly shorter Billy Wolff Trail, the...

Shanda Dixon Trail

NE - 1.7 miles

The Shanda Dixon Trail borders a residential area along Fremont Street in northeastern Lincoln and makes its way east to Mahoney Park. The trail circles the park, which offers athletic facilities and...

Highlands Trail (NE)

NE - 3 miles

The Highlands Trail offers a pleasant, 3-mile loop through Lincoln's Highlands neighborhood. The route also passes the Highlands Golf Course with its sweeping and well-maintained grounds. For longer...

Tierra Williamsburg Trail

NE - 3 miles

The tree-lined Tierra Williamsburg Trail—also known as the Tierra Park Williamsburg Trail or more simply as the Williamsburg Trail—traverses through the distinctive Williamsburg Village neighborhood...

84th Street Trail

NE - 6.35 miles

For commuters, the 84th Street Trail provides a convenient, north-south route paralleling its namesake road from Mahoney Park and Adams Street to Old Cheney Road. For recreationists, the trail...

Plum Creek Trail

NE - 2.7 miles

Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...

Jamaica North Trail

NE - 7.9 miles

Note: A portion of the Jamaica North Trail south of Pioneers Boulevard is temporarily closed as Lincoln Parks & Recreation works to repair severe flood damage. See the city's official website for...

Homestead Trail

NE - 40 miles

The Homestead Trail follows the route of a rail corridor put up for abandonment by Union Pacific in 1999. Construction began on the trail in 2007 and was completed in the summer of 2012 by a...

Accordion

Superior Street Trail

NE - 4.42 miles

The Superior Street Trail is primarily a commuter route following its namesake thoroughfare from US 6 (Cornhusker Highway) in Lincoln to the Highlands neighborhood on the western edge of the city. The...

Tierra Williamsburg Trail

NE - 3 miles

The tree-lined Tierra Williamsburg Trail—also known as the Tierra Park Williamsburg Trail or more simply as the Williamsburg Trail—traverses through the distinctive Williamsburg Village neighborhood...

Antelope Valley Trail

NE - 2.1 miles

The Antelope Valley Trail runs roughly north-south through downtown Lincoln with the University of Nebraska on one end and Lincoln High School at the other. It begins near the Bob Devaney Center, a...

Helen Boosalis Trail

NE - 3.9 miles

The Helen Boosalis Trail runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects several residential neighborhoods and...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

NE - 6.7 miles

The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...

Highlands Trail (NE)

NE - 3 miles

The Highlands Trail offers a pleasant, 3-mile loop through Lincoln's Highlands neighborhood. The route also passes the Highlands Golf Course with its sweeping and well-maintained grounds. For longer...

Old Cheney Road Trail

NE - 3.03 miles

Immediately adjacent to its namesake, the Old Cheney Road Trail provides a straight east-west route across southern Lincoln from 27th Street to 70th Street. Although the 3-mile paved pathway isn't...

Chief Standing Bear Trail

NE - 22.9 miles

The Chief Standing Bear Trail spans 22.9 miles from the southeast Nebraska town of Beatrice to the Nebraska/Kansas state line. It's named after a Ponca chief and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska owns the...

Roper Park Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Roper Park Trail provides an oblong loop around a creek in northwestern Lincoln. The narrow, paved pathway (located west of I-180) traverses a wide, grassy area dotted with trees. Short spurs along...

Salt Creek Levee Trail

NE - 4 miles

The Salt Creek Levee Trail provides a scenic route for bikers and runners along its namesake waterway. This crushed limestone path takes you past Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods and under a picturesque...

Blue River Rail Trail

KS - 11.7 miles

The Blue River Rail Trail meanders along the course of the Big Blue River, in places meeting the water's edge and in other places straying from its banks. The rail-trail stretches between Marysville...

Hickman Linear Park Trail

NE - 0.8 miles

The Hickman Linear Park Trail parallels the rail line between 68th Street at its the southeast end and 7th Street/Hickman Road at its northwest end. The trail is just under a mile and runs through a...

Bison Trail

NE - 1.7 miles

The Bison Trail runs across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street (south of State Route 2) to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington...

Southpointe Trail

NE - 2.36 miles

The Southpointe Trail extends from Densmore Park to the Tierra Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln's Southern Hills neighborhood. This suburban route passes by Williamsburg Village, one of the city's most...

Antelope Creek Trail

NE - 4.9 miles

The Antelope Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway through suburban sections of southeastern Lincoln, Nebraska. Essentially a direct continuation of the slightly shorter Billy Wolff Trail, the...

MoPac Trail West

NE - 5.3 miles

The MoPac Trail West continues from the MoPac Trail East through the city of Lincoln. The trail connects the university with local businesses, neighborhoods, parks, recreation opportunities and...

Jamaica North Trail

NE - 7.9 miles

Note: A portion of the Jamaica North Trail south of Pioneers Boulevard is temporarily closed as Lincoln Parks & Recreation works to repair severe flood damage. See the city's official website for...

John Dietrich Bikeway

NE - 3.6 miles

The John Dietrich Bikeway—also known as the John Dietrich Trail or simply the Dietrich Trail—winds through urban Lincoln for more than 3 miles. Along its route, the trail skirts the edge of a number...

Highlands Trail (NE)

NE - 3 miles

The Highlands Trail offers a pleasant, 3-mile loop through Lincoln's Highlands neighborhood. The route also passes the Highlands Golf Course with its sweeping and well-maintained grounds. For longer...

Roper Park Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Roper Park Trail provides an oblong loop around a creek in northwestern Lincoln. The narrow, paved pathway (located west of I-180) traverses a wide, grassy area dotted with trees. Short spurs along...

Accordion

Chief Standing Bear Trail

NE - 22.9 miles

The Chief Standing Bear Trail spans 22.9 miles from the southeast Nebraska town of Beatrice to the Nebraska/Kansas state line. It's named after a Ponca chief and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska owns the...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

NE - 6.7 miles

The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...

Southpointe Trail

NE - 2.36 miles

The Southpointe Trail extends from Densmore Park to the Tierra Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln's Southern Hills neighborhood. This suburban route passes by Williamsburg Village, one of the city's most...

Salt Creek Levee Trail

NE - 4 miles

The Salt Creek Levee Trail provides a scenic route for bikers and runners along its namesake waterway. This crushed limestone path takes you past Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods and under a picturesque...

Tierra Williamsburg Trail

NE - 3 miles

The tree-lined Tierra Williamsburg Trail—also known as the Tierra Park Williamsburg Trail or more simply as the Williamsburg Trail—traverses through the distinctive Williamsburg Village neighborhood...

Plum Creek Trail

NE - 2.7 miles

Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...

Murdock Trail

NE - 4.7 miles

The Murdock Trail, named after the businessman who donated the land to the City of Lincoln, travels east-west for nearly 5 miles through northern Lincoln and its Havelock neighborhood. The trail runs...

Hickman Linear Park Trail

NE - 0.8 miles

The Hickman Linear Park Trail parallels the rail line between 68th Street at its the southeast end and 7th Street/Hickman Road at its northwest end. The trail is just under a mile and runs through a...

Bison Trail

NE - 1.7 miles

The Bison Trail runs across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street (south of State Route 2) to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington...

Old Cheney Road Trail

NE - 3.03 miles

Immediately adjacent to its namesake, the Old Cheney Road Trail provides a straight east-west route across southern Lincoln from 27th Street to 70th Street. Although the 3-mile paved pathway isn't...

Billy Wolff Trail

NE - 4.1 miles

The Billy Wolff Trail provides Lincoln residents with a connection to nature, running through a string of parks—Pansing Park, Roose Park, Antelope Park and Holmes Lake Park—as it winds its way from S....

70th Street Trail

NE - 2.3 miles

The 70th Street Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare for just over two miles, providing a convenient, north-south route through residential Lincoln. Along the way, trail-goers will pass Holmes Lake...

84th Street Trail

NE - 6.35 miles

For commuters, the 84th Street Trail provides a convenient, north-south route paralleling its namesake road from Mahoney Park and Adams Street to Old Cheney Road. For recreationists, the trail...

Helen Boosalis Trail

NE - 3.9 miles

The Helen Boosalis Trail runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects several residential neighborhoods and...

Blue River Rail Trail

KS - 11.7 miles

The Blue River Rail Trail meanders along the course of the Big Blue River, in places meeting the water's edge and in other places straying from its banks. The rail-trail stretches between Marysville...

Antelope Valley Trail

NE - 2.1 miles

The Antelope Valley Trail runs roughly north-south through downtown Lincoln with the University of Nebraska on one end and Lincoln High School at the other. It begins near the Bob Devaney Center, a...

Recent Trail Reviews

Chief Standing Bear Trail

Chief Standing Bear Trail

June, 2017 by rboden277

I cycled the southern portion of the Homestead Trail and continued to the Chief Standing Bear Trail and on to the Blue River Trail. It was a hot and humid day. I had not cycled the Chief Standing Bear trail before but was very impressed. I was pleased to see the rest stops with restrooms, water hydrant and picnic shelter. The facilities were great and upon starting my trip I had no idea of the rest stops. The trail was in excellent shape and the scenery is hard to beat. Great trail experience!

MoPac Trail West

easy

June, 2017 by ericb486

Easy to navigate, straight forward. Going biking, see you!

Chief Standing Bear Trail

GREAT TRAIL EXPERIENCE

June, 2017 by kcwyks_tl

We're in our 60's and look for biking experiences where we can park our car safely, ride 20-40 miles, stay in a comfortable place, and return the next day. The Chief Standing Bear Trail combined with the Blue River Trail of Kansas gave us such an experience. We elected to start at Marysville KS and take the Blue River trail to the southern endpoint of the Chief Standing Bear trail at the KS/NE state line, and continued to the north endpoint in Beatrice NE, where we stayed in a motel. The Chief Standing Bear trail has excellent gravel surface for biking, good vegetation control, safe bridges, good mileage markers, and passes through some deep shade areas but is mostly in open space, and has nice views of the Blue River. They recently added bathrooms, trail maps, historical info and drinking fountains at intervals along the trail. There are 2 towns where food is available; Barneston about 4 miles north of the state line where there is a bar & grill about 1 block off the trail, and Wymore which has some stores & restaurants that require about a 2 mile detour off the trail to find. The Chief Standing Bear trail ends a few blocks south of downtown Beatrice. Motels are about a mile north of downtown on highway 77. Safest way of getting to the motels is by heading north and west on city streets about 8 blocks from the trail end up to the beginning of the Homestead trail on highway 136 near the old train depot; you can take this paved trail up to highway 77 and be a few blocks away from a motel. There is a nice National Monument tribute to the Homestead movement a few miles west of Beatrice, that is worth a brief visit. On the Chief Standing Bear trail take hats/sunscreen and do your research on where to stay, what to do. Its a nice outing.

Accordion

Blue River Rail Trail

GREAT TRAIL EXPERIENCE

June, 2017 by kcwyks_tl

We're in our 60s and look for trails where we can park our car safely, bike 20-40 miles to a place where we can stay comfortably, then return the next day. The Blue River Trail, in combination with the Chief Standing Bear Trail of Nebraska gave us such an experience, one way distance of about 38 miles. (See our review of that trail also.) We elected to start in Marysville KS on a warm summer day, and go to the end of Standing Bear trail in Beatrice NE. Both cities have nice variety of services for the tourist. Blue River trail has excellent surface conditions, good vegetation control, safe bridges, mileage markers and minimal inclines. The Blue River Trail passes through a nice variety of open space and deep shade, but has no water/restrooms, or towns for services on the way. There are limited services on the Chief Standing Bear Trail after you get into Nebraska. Good wildflower and wildlife trail, bring plenty of water and hats/sunscreen.

MoPac Trail East

Great trail

May, 2017 by glhaberman

Have rode the MoPac several times. (It is 7 hours from where I live, but get to Lincoln several times a year.) Started my ride about 5 miles east of Lincoln and rode to Elmwood and back. A few critter holes in a section about 2 miles long, but other than that, trail was in great shape. I started shortly after sun up and saw less than a dozen people on the trail.

Homestead Trail

Wonderful Access to Long Rides

April, 2017 by deliasgotmail

Warning: the section from Princeton to Cortland, NE is horrendous. It runs along HWY 77, right next to it. After that it's a beautiful, peaceful trail! There is another section that is kind of cool in midsummer, but sort of boring and long in the spring. It's about 2 miles through a cornfield, after Pickrell, NE. I love the section after that, going to Beatrice, NE. I'm so excited that the Blue River Rail Trail is soon to be connected to the Homestead!!

Jamaica North Trail

I Do Love This One, but

April, 2017 by deliasgotmail

It has been under repair for so long! Once you leave the Jamaica Trail, heading south from Lincoln, you enter the Homestead Trail, which leads to the Blue River Rail Trail, and those are five star trails, because they are beautifully maintained! My Hubby loves the trails in Wilderness Park that you can enter at various points along the Jamaica. Enjoy!

Blue River Rail Trail

Hometown trail!

April, 2017 by lissadido

Love to go out on this trail and just ride! plenty long for walks or bike rides. Really neat that it hits the Kansas/Nebraska border!

Chief Standing Bear Trail

Great Trail for Walking

February, 2017 by ctimrick

This is a great trail for walking and exploring! I have been walking this trail for years, long before it was a trail! I used to hunt and explore this area when there was railroad tracks and trains still running on it! If you're adventurous enough get off the trail and explore the river! You'll find remnants of and old dam and one of the biggest cottonwood trees in southeastern Nebraska! If you're lucky you'll see deer, bluebirds and other fur and fauna! A great place to take kids to explore! One of the best place to begin your adventure is on South 11th Street north of the river in Beatrice!

Chief Standing Bear Trail

Beautiful ride

October, 2016 by dodgesareus

I went from Blue Springs to Barneston earlier in the year. Good shade and views from BS to the Blue river crossing West of Liberty. From there to Barneston, the first few miles is nice then a mile or so stretch that is open so be careful in the summer!
Just rode from Barneston to Oketo yesterday. The ride was great. Smooth and scenic, especially the first few miles south of Barneston and at Oketo. Nice rock formations and views of the river. Shady for the most part.

MoPac Trail East

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!

Homestead Trail

South Half: good surface, few facilities

September, 2016 by kevinkaren

Rode the southern 18 miles of this trail from Beatrice to Cortland into a northerly wind on a sunny, warm day. Parking in Beatrice is available at the stated trailhead, but not on the wide cobblestone street facing the historical museum. Almost missed the sign, and had to move the car. There are picnic tables but no other facilities at the trailhead, and only a few irregularly spaced small benches along the route to Cortland, which itself has a grouping of concrete benches in the sun but again no other facilities.

The trail goes through Beatrice with one busy highway crossing, then heads off on its own until meeting the highway and running alongside for a little bit going into Cortland. I turned around here, but the trail map shows several more miles along the highway before moving away again. The scenery north of Beatrice was rural farmland, a mix of shading trees and sun. The last few miles into Cortland featured a lot of grasshoppers on the trail, with quite a few landing on me or my bike as they jumped out of the way.

The trail surface was quite good for the most part. I came across a few ruts, some stretches with weeds starting to grow, and one brief stretch of very loose big gravel that had to be walked. Overall a moderately pleasant ride.

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