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Dannebrog Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Woodchips

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

2.72 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

10.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

12.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Pheasant Ridge Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Riverway Trail

4.5 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Shoemaker Trail

1.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

South Locust Street Trail

0.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

St. Joe Trail

2.91 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

State Street Trail

0.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...
NE 3 mi Concrete, Woodchips
The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...
NE 2.72 mi Asphalt
The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...
NE 10.3 mi Concrete
The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans nearly 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the...
NE 12.7 mi Concrete
The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...
NE 3 mi Concrete
Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...
NE 4.5 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...
NE 1.9 mi Concrete
The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...
NE 0.7 mi Concrete
The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...
NE 2.91 mi Asphalt
The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...
NE 0.9 mi Concrete

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State Street Trail

NE - 0.9 miles

The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...

St. Joe Trail

NE - 2.91 miles

The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

NE - 2.72 miles

The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...

Shoemaker Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...

Accordion

Dannebrog Trail

NE - 3 miles

The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 10.3 miles

The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...

Pheasant Ridge Trail

NE - 3 miles

The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...

Riverway Trail

NE - 4.5 miles

Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...

South Locust Street Trail

NE - 0.7 miles

The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 12.7 miles

The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans nearly 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the...

State Street Trail

NE - 0.9 miles

The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...

St. Joe Trail

NE - 2.91 miles

The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...

Riverway Trail

NE - 4.5 miles

Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...

Pheasant Ridge Trail

NE - 3 miles

The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...

Accordion

Dannebrog Trail

NE - 3 miles

The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...

South Locust Street Trail

NE - 0.7 miles

The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 10.3 miles

The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...

Shoemaker Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

NE - 2.72 miles

The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 12.7 miles

The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans nearly 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the...

St. Joe Trail

NE - 2.91 miles

The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 10.3 miles

The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...

Shoemaker Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...

South Locust Street Trail

NE - 0.7 miles

The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...

Accordion

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

NE - 2.72 miles

The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 12.7 miles

The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans nearly 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the...

Riverway Trail

NE - 4.5 miles

Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...

State Street Trail

NE - 0.9 miles

The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...

Dannebrog Trail

NE - 3 miles

The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...

Pheasant Ridge Trail

NE - 3 miles

The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...

Recent Trail Reviews

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

New Construction Improves Trail

July, 2017 by cwkasson

We rode this trail a couple days ago, and were pleasantly surprised at the improvements since our last visit. The trail makes a complete loop around Johnson Lake, with only a few "shared roadway" instances, including a short stretch across the actual dam. In one case, we can see on-going construction to give bikes a separate pathway in the near future, leaving only the dam and the inlet roadways to be shared with vehicle traffic.

Very scenic ride. Many opportunities to stop and rest.

Enjoy.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Trail Length

July, 2017 by cwkasson

OK, my previous estimate was off a bit. The actual length of the trail from Ft Kearny trail head to Cottonmill Park trail head is 26.98 mi round trip. Your mileage may vary, especially if you take the time to ride through either/both parks.

Also, the Kearney Hike/Bike Trail is much more than just these two end points. There are many branches off the main line that take you around and through the Kearney area, including Harvey Park, Baldwin Park and Yanney Park.

Enjoy.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Trail is Complete !!!

July, 2017 by cwkasson

The trail is complete from Ft Kearny to Cottonmill Park. Approximately 16 miles, one way.

Accordion

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Ride to the Archway!

May, 2017 by sschwinn

Ride this trail today. It's in great shape.

As per the previous comment, you can't ride to Fort Kearny, but you can ride to the Platte River Road Archway which is worth a stop.

The trail section that curves along the canal is particularly nice.

Riverway Trail

A Nice Surprise

July, 2015 by limabean21

My family traveled to Grand Island, NE for a wedding, we planned on camping & stayed at the KOA just outside of town. We had picked up their city magazine & they mentioned nothing about bike trails in the area. So we looked on this site & found quite the extensive set of trails listed, I think in total it's about 20 miles of trails! It's sad that the city doesn't advertise them to visitors, because they're a very beautiful set of trails!

We combined this one with the John Brownell trail as well. We started from Walmart, which is right by the trail-head. The trails are very flat, well maintained, & paved the entire way, so we could have continued on & on, without even realizing how far we had gone! The Riverway trail goes through countryside, & by the Stuhr museum which is very picturesque, but unfortunately was closed for an extensive period of time, so we couldn't visit it. The John Brownell trails weaves through residential areas & goes through several neat city parks.

It's a shame these trails aren't well advertised or well known, because they were a really nice surprise!

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Name is deceptive

October, 2014 by petebofuckthisshit

You can't get to Fort Kearney on this trail!

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

A great riding destination for families and folks of all ages!

March, 2014 by chuck olsen

I ride the trail three days per week in good weather! It is a safe loop, with dedicated trail options away from the more dangerous stretches of vehicle roadway. The ten mile loop can be easily ridden in one hour.

Along the way are nine really nice rest areas and two gazebos, adding to the scenic settings-- plus two campgrounds and four eateries.

On the way I see families with small children, dedicated bikers, folks walking dogs, trikes, roller blades, and even wheelchairs! Folks who drive to it will not be disappointed!

Chuck Olsen

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Fun and easy

September, 2013 by stacie.blackmore

I like to bring my kids on this trail. Depending where you start you end at the movie theatre or the park! Win, win.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Wonderful Trail

July, 2013 by kerryg

What a wonderful trail this is. Have ridden it many times. Have enjoyed seeing runners, walkers, families and dedicated cyclists on this trail. The trail is very well maintained. Grasses are mowed on both sides. Fun going under highways and train tracks. Even when it is windy - you don't really notice.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Cotton - Fort Kearny Trail & Kearney Trails

October, 2009 by noeljkelller

Kearney is doing a fine job on Trails. Stop and get the “A guide to Kearney Trails“.
You can ride from Cottonmill Park N40.70252 W99.14269 , 8.78 mile along a Canal by Golf Courses, Spillway Park and UNK. South along the Canal, through a railroad underpass to Yanney Park Trailhead. Over the Canal & east through the woods to Hotel Row 2nd Ave underpass & 3.13 miles to the “Great Platte River Road Archway Monument” over I-80. N40.67036 W99.03970 , Plans to extend trail 4.5 miles to Fort Kearny.
Very smooth Concrete Surface. Go through UNKearney by Spillway Park and get a view of the Platt River Valley. Pedal in & around Yanney Park, climb the Gottschalk Tower for a 360 degree view. Go north 2 miles over the hill on wavy trail along 30th Ave and east to Lighthouse Point Lake. Enjoy the History of the area. Parking & restrooms at Cottonmill Park, Yanney Trailhead & Archway Monument. Noel Keller 3 Oct 09

Dannebrog Trail

Dannebrog Hike - Bike Trail

October, 2009 by noeljkelller

A real Jewel, this 3 mile trail through woods and around town is worth a stop just to meet Shirley Johnson who has done loads of paper work getting this trail done, with concrete and asphalt surface and a bridge over the Oak Creek, and to get a Tour of Columbia Hall. This is the Danish Capital of Nebraska. Stop at Harriett’s Danish Home Cooking for Great Food and conservation.
See an interesting Round Brick Grain Elevator across the street from the Trailhead. Ride through town for its unique yards. Hike or Mountain Bike “Hannibal’s Woods Nature Trail” Noel Keller 1 0ct 09.

Dannebrog Trail

Really neat trail around town - Don't pass through without stopping for a quick ride on this pretty trail!

June, 2008 by ride-respectfully

We often would haul our bikes a 1/2 hour to come ride on Dannebrogs' trail. It's so pretty and mostly flat. The kids loved it. Only wish that it made a complete circle without having to ride on streets or sidewalks. They need to add a segment from Mill St. to the trail head by the old elevator on the east side of town. Otherwise, it's a great trail in a neat town! Check out their annual Danish celebration too, it's a hoot!

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