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Explore the best rated trails in Council Bluffs, IA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the T-Bone Trail and Jack Sutton Drive . With more than 56 trails covering 4111 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Wehrspann Lake Trail

Amazing Path

October, 2023 by hkhumphress

We are visiting from Ohio and found this path around the lake. It is awesome! We are participating in a health challenge and the 6.5 miles was terrific! It is an overcast and cool day; it may be hot if the sun is out and it is mid-summer. Fantastic for us though!

Steamboat Trace Trail

Needs work.

October, 2023 by crjdajab_mom

I rode trail from most farthest southern point to Brownville. The trail is not there. Bridge you cross is sketchy. Hopeful that Brownville to Peru is better.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Great trail, but soft after a rain

August, 2023 by mrmikesch

Camped in our motorhome at Boehner Park, campground in Malvern. Only 100 yards from the campground to the trail. Day number one we rode north from Malverne to Silver city. 16 miles round-trip. Day number two, we rode Malverne to Shenandoah. 48 miles round-trip. Majority of the sections we rode were tree covered. Great for the shade, but the trail was soft and rotted, as it had rained two days earlier.


Keystone Trail

Trail Closed at The Mart for sewer repair

August, 2023 by nosliwrenee

There is a detour but you have to cross Dodge Street. Just wanted to share this info with riders. It closed now and will be for 5 months in this section. https://omaha.com/news/local/omaha-to-close-portion-of-keystone-trail-for-5-months/article_07b99bce-3852-11ee-bb43-3bcb2f7635e1.html

Steamboat Trace Trail

August 2023 - Good trail, could be great with a little more maintenance

August, 2023 by lwwrjw93

I read past reviews, and due to negative comments, I chose to ride the trail with a mountain bike. Most (85%) of the trail was in good (crushed limestone) condition, even following a rain the previous day. The only part of the trail that I didn’t ride (turned my bike around) was the portion about 8 miles south of the Nebraska City trailhead (toward Peru). The grass and weeds were so much covering the trail, except for two narrow strips, that the weeds whacked my legs and made the ride uncomfortable. The weeds were waist high. The weeds in this portion of the trail weren’t mowed on the sides either. I heard from another rider that this only lasted for maybe one mile, but since I wasn’t sure at that time I turned around and re-joined the trail (by vehicle) at Peru. After reading past reviews over the years it appears that folks are working very hard to improve this trail with great success. It’s a lovely trail. Uncrowded (I met three other people in two days) and really pleasant terrain. I do think wider tires are more suited (gravel or mtb tires). Thanks to whoever maintains this trail … and please consider mowing or spraying the weeds through the farm field area that was un-mowed. If farmers are mowing the sides and trail in other areas … THANK YOU!

144th Street Trail

Too many major streets to cross

August, 2023 by gustaff1142

This is not my idea of a fun bike trail. Lots of street traffic. You have to cross just about every major east-west street in Omaha.

Sorensen Parkway Trail

Not a bike trail. Mostly pedestrian sidewalk.

July, 2023 by jreitman28

Do not attempt to ride on the sidewalk as much of it is in disrepair. This should not be listed as a trail.

Flanagan Lake Trail

My go to for biking. Has no shade at all. good vibes tho

July, 2023 by rantcasey95

My go to for biking. Has no shade at all. good vibes tho

Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail

Good for biking/walking. As of July 2023 the lake is drained, floating bridge is closed and part of the trail is under construction. It is still possible to make a full loop including the floating bridge if you ignore signs and go around closed fence

July, 2023 by rantcasey95

Good for biking/walking. As of July 2023 the lake is drained, floating bridge is closed and part of the trail is under construction. It is still possible to make a full loop including the floating bridge if you ignore signs and go around closed fence

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Great Example of Volunteer Trail

July, 2023 by trob4cy

This trail is a great example of what a group of volunteers can do. If you go to use this trail please support the trail by buying a pass or making a donation. The trail is not supported or maintained by a government entity or tax dollars.

Most of the trail is in very good condition. You may find some of the southern portions not as well traveled but still easily passable.

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

MoPac - Springfield to South Bend

July, 2023 by mutualmick

We read reviews from this trail that said fresh gravel, poop on the trail, poorly maintained, bridge not open -- but they were all old reviews so we took a chance. It is a beautiful trail, well maintained with no poop and the bridge over the South Platt River is excellent and open. This is a trail worth going to and there is very little traffic. Weather was great! Just do it!

Skyline Trail (NE)

Fun little trail

May, 2023 by ftsfy2f4ff

If you live anywhere near this trail and are looking for a quick 30-60 min ride- this is a great little trail. It’s paved the entire way - less a few transitions here and there- and is a very smooth ride start to finish. Plenty of shade for the bulk of the ride as well. Nothing too fancy, but if you have a limited amount of time and just need to go blow off a little bit of steam, this is perfect!

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