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Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

10.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

12.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete
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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Nice trail

June, 2006 by

Short but nice trail. Not much shade. Be careful if you get off the trail though because there are lots of stickers. Just on the short ride to the end of the trail and back 3 or the 4 bikes got thorns through the tires.

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