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144th Street Trail

8.5 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

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
Accordion

Bellevue Loop Trail

8.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Big Papio Trail

9.88 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Billy Wolff Trail

4.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bison Trail

1.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

0.6 mi
State: IA, NE
Concrete

Boulevard Trail

3.1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Deerfield Lions Trail

1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Field Club Trail

1.8 mi
State: NE
Concrete

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

Indian Creek Trail (IA)

3.5 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Iowa Riverfront Trail

6.5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Jamaica North Trail

7.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

John Dietrich Bikeway

3.6 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Keystone Trail

15 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Lake Manawa Trail

7.5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Marv Holubar Trail

2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

13 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

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

Oak Creek Trail

13 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Old Cheney Road Trail

3.03 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Omaha Riverfront Trail

20.1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Platte River Connection

1 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Rock Island Trail (NE)

6.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

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

South Omaha Trail

2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Southpointe Trail

2.36 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Steamboat Trace Trail

21.4 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Superior Street Trail

4.42 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Tierra Williamsburg Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Valley View Trail

7.2 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Veterans Memorial Trail (IA)

5 mi
State: IA, NE
Concrete

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

63 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

25.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

West Papio Trail

16.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Western Historic Trails Center Link

1.9 mi
State: IA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This trail is an 8-mile long winding pathway stretching from north to south along 144th Street (State Route 50). It is an important route for both recreation and transportation, providing safe connections ...
NE 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 provides ...
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 Antelope ...
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 sprawling ...
NE 2.1 mi Concrete
The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge ...
NE 8.9 mi Concrete
Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park, ...
NE 9.88 mi Concrete
Accordion
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 Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge—named for the former Nebraska senator who helped secure much of its funding—opened in September 2008 as the first dedicated pedestrian bridge to connect two states. Omaha, ...
IA, NE 0.6 mi Concrete
The Boulevard Trail (also known as the Happy Hollow Trail) is a 10-foot, 3-mile trail winding through the tree-lined, historic neighborhoods of midtown Omaha. The trail splits off from the Keystone Trail at ...
NE 3.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Stretching a mile across Blair’s northwest side, the Deerfield Lions Trail is so named because it connects the Deerfield subdivision (and Deerfield Elementary School) at one end and Lions Club Park at ...
NE 1 mi Concrete
The Field Club Trail occupies an old railroad bed that courses for 2 miles through one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska ...
NE 1.8 mi Concrete
The Helen Boosalis Trail, named for Lincoln's first female mayor, runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects ...
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 city ...
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 journeys, ...
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 partnership ...
NE 40 mi Crushed Stone
The Indian Creek Trail in Council Bluffs runs north along Indian Creek from busy US 275—where it meets the Veterans Memorial Trail and Lake Manawa Trail—to the southwestern edge of Sunset Park on 16th ...
IA 3.5 mi Concrete
The Iowa Riverfront Trail in Council Bluffs spans the western side of the city along the Missouri River. For most of the trail's nearly 7-mile route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to ...
IA 6.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 up-to-date ...
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 of ...
NE 3.6 mi Concrete
The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationists of all stripes: college students, businesspeople, families and the ranks of the retired who can easily access Omaha's ...
NE 15 mi Concrete
The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the east, ...
IA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Vascilating between natural and suburban surroundings in the outskirts of Bellevue, the Marv Holubar Trail offers an important off-road connection from local neighborhoods to popular shopping destinations, ...
NE 2 mi Concrete
The MoPac Trail in Springfield, Nebraska is an integral component of what is planned to be a more than 50-mile recreational trail between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska's two largest cities. Four sections ...
NE 13 mi Crushed Stone
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 Wabash, ...
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 shopping. ...
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 along ...
NE 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, is about as rural a trail as you will find in the United States. While the trail is only ...
NE 13 mi 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 much ...
NE 3.03 mi Concrete
The Omaha Riverfront Trail is currently open in three sections along the Missouri River in Nebraska's largest city. In the south, the trail begins at Missouri Avenue/US 275's approach to the South Omaha ...
NE 20.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Before this can happen, extensions ...
NE 1 mi Crushed Stone
The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Trail travels 4 miles along an asphalt path atop an abandoned rail bed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. As the name suggests, the trail's main feature ...
IA 4 mi Asphalt
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 important ...
NE 6.7 mi Concrete
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 the ...
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 other ...
NE 1.7 mi Concrete
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 ...
NE 2 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 distinctive ...
NE 2.36 mi Concrete
The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by Rails-to-Trails ...
NE 21.4 mi Crushed Stone
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 of ...
NE 3 mi Concrete
The Valley View Trail spans the eastern side of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passing close to residential neighborhoods, retail hubs, parks and rural areas. Along the way, trail users can read historical markers ...
IA 7.2 mi Concrete
Council Bluffs' Veterans Memorial Trail runs adjacent to US 275—also known as Veterans Memorial Highway—for its 5 mile route. On the non-highway side of the trail, runners, walkers, bikers and skaters ...
IA, NE 5 mi Concrete
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a 63-mile route, converted from a railroad right-of-way, coursing across the scenic southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs to Blanchard at the Iowa–Missouri border. ...
IA 63 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
From Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. website: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a converted railroad right-of-way running over 60 miles through the scenic Southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs ...
MO 25.6 mi Crushed Stone
Two sections of the West Papio Trail are currently open for use. The shorter section begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, Nebraska, where it connects with the Keystone Trail. The trail follows ...
NE 16.1 mi Concrete
Although one of the shorter trails in Council Bluffs' outstanding system, the Western Historic Trails Center Link provides an excellent connection between two longer trails. In the south, the trail connects ...
IA 1.9 mi Concrete

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Trails by activity

144th Street Trail

NE - 8.5 miles

This trail is an 8-mile long winding pathway stretching from north to south along 144th Street (State Route 50). It is an important route for both recreation and transportation, providing safe connections ...

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 provides ...

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 Antelope ...

Accordion

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 Antelope ...

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 sprawling ...

Bellevue Loop Trail

NE - 8.9 miles

The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge ...

Big Papio Trail

NE - 9.88 miles

Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park, ...

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 ...

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

IA,NE - 0.6 miles

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge—named for the former Nebraska senator who helped secure much of its funding—opened in September 2008 as the first dedicated pedestrian bridge to connect two states. Omaha, ...

Boulevard Trail

NE - 3.1 miles

The Boulevard Trail (also known as the Happy Hollow Trail) is a 10-foot, 3-mile trail winding through the tree-lined, historic neighborhoods of midtown Omaha. The trail splits off from the Keystone Trail at ...

Deerfield Lions Trail

NE - 1 miles

Stretching a mile across Blair’s northwest side, the Deerfield Lions Trail is so named because it connects the Deerfield subdivision (and Deerfield Elementary School) at one end and Lions Club Park at ...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

The Field Club Trail occupies an old railroad bed that courses for 2 miles through one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska ...

Helen Boosalis Trail

NE - 3.9 miles

The Helen Boosalis Trail, named for Lincoln's first female mayor, runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects ...

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 city ...

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 journeys, ...

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 partnership ...

Indian Creek Trail (IA)

IA - 3.5 miles

The Indian Creek Trail in Council Bluffs runs north along Indian Creek from busy US 275—where it meets the Veterans Memorial Trail and Lake Manawa Trail—to the southwestern edge of Sunset Park on 16th ...

Iowa Riverfront Trail

IA - 6.5 miles

The Iowa Riverfront Trail in Council Bluffs spans the western side of the city along the Missouri River. For most of the trail's nearly 7-mile route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to ...

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 up-to-date ...

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 of ...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationists of all stripes: college students, businesspeople, families and the ranks of the retired who can easily access Omaha's ...

Lake Manawa Trail

IA - 7.5 miles

The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the east, ...

Marv Holubar Trail

NE - 2 miles

Vascilating between natural and suburban surroundings in the outskirts of Bellevue, the Marv Holubar Trail offers an important off-road connection from local neighborhoods to popular shopping destinations, ...

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

NE - 13 miles

The MoPac Trail in Springfield, Nebraska is an integral component of what is planned to be a more than 50-mile recreational trail between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska's two largest cities. Four sections ...

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 shopping. ...

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 along ...

Oak Creek Trail

NE - 13 miles

Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, is about as rural a trail as you will find in the United States. While the trail is only ...

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 much ...

Omaha Riverfront Trail

NE - 20.1 miles

The Omaha Riverfront Trail is currently open in three sections along the Missouri River in Nebraska's largest city. In the south, the trail begins at Missouri Avenue/US 275's approach to the South Omaha ...

Platte River Connection

NE - 1 miles

The Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Before this can happen, extensions ...

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

IA - 4 miles

The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Trail travels 4 miles along an asphalt path atop an abandoned rail bed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. As the name suggests, the trail's main feature ...

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 important ...

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 the ...

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 ...

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 other ...

South Omaha Trail

NE - 2 miles

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 ...

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 distinctive ...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by Rails-to-Trails ...

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 of ...

Valley View Trail

IA - 7.2 miles

The Valley View Trail spans the eastern side of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passing close to residential neighborhoods, retail hubs, parks and rural areas. Along the way, trail users can read historical markers ...

Veterans Memorial Trail (IA)

IA,NE - 5 miles

Council Bluffs' Veterans Memorial Trail runs adjacent to US 275—also known as Veterans Memorial Highway—for its 5 mile route. On the non-highway side of the trail, runners, walkers, bikers and skaters ...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

MO - 25.6 miles

From Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. website: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a converted railroad right-of-way running over 60 miles through the scenic Southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs ...

West Papio Trail

NE - 16.1 miles

Two sections of the West Papio Trail are currently open for use. The shorter section begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, Nebraska, where it connects with the Keystone Trail. The trail follows ...

Western Historic Trails Center Link

IA - 1.9 miles

Although one of the shorter trails in Council Bluffs' outstanding system, the Western Historic Trails Center Link provides an excellent connection between two longer trails. In the south, the trail connects ...

144th Street Trail

NE - 8.5 miles

This trail is an 8-mile long winding pathway stretching from north to south along 144th Street (State Route 50). It is an important route for both recreation and transportation, providing safe connections ...

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 provides ...

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 Antelope ...

Accordion

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 Antelope ...

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 sprawling ...

Bellevue Loop Trail

NE - 8.9 miles

The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge ...

Big Papio Trail

NE - 9.88 miles

Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park, ...

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 ...

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

IA,NE - 0.6 miles

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge—named for the former Nebraska senator who helped secure much of its funding—opened in September 2008 as the first dedicated pedestrian bridge to connect two states. Omaha, ...

Boulevard Trail

NE - 3.1 miles

The Boulevard Trail (also known as the Happy Hollow Trail) is a 10-foot, 3-mile trail winding through the tree-lined, historic neighborhoods of midtown Omaha. The trail splits off from the Keystone Trail at ...

Deerfield Lions Trail

NE - 1 miles

Stretching a mile across Blair’s northwest side, the Deerfield Lions Trail is so named because it connects the Deerfield subdivision (and Deerfield Elementary School) at one end and Lions Club Park at ...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

The Field Club Trail occupies an old railroad bed that courses for 2 miles through one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska ...

Helen Boosalis Trail

NE - 3.9 miles

The Helen Boosalis Trail, named for Lincoln's first female mayor, runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects ...

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 city ...

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 journeys, ...

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 partnership ...

Indian Creek Trail (IA)

IA - 3.5 miles

The Indian Creek Trail in Council Bluffs runs north along Indian Creek from busy US 275—where it meets the Veterans Memorial Trail and Lake Manawa Trail—to the southwestern edge of Sunset Park on 16th ...

Iowa Riverfront Trail

IA - 6.5 miles

The Iowa Riverfront Trail in Council Bluffs spans the western side of the city along the Missouri River. For most of the trail's nearly 7-mile route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to ...

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 up-to-date ...

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 of ...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationists of all stripes: college students, businesspeople, families and the ranks of the retired who can easily access Omaha's ...

Lake Manawa Trail

IA - 7.5 miles

The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the east, ...

Marv Holubar Trail

NE - 2 miles

Vascilating between natural and suburban surroundings in the outskirts of Bellevue, the Marv Holubar Trail offers an important off-road connection from local neighborhoods to popular shopping destinations, ...

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

NE - 13 miles

The MoPac Trail in Springfield, Nebraska is an integral component of what is planned to be a more than 50-mile recreational trail between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska's two largest cities. Four sections ...

MoPac Trail East

NE - 21.7 miles

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 Wabash, ...

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 shopping. ...

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 along ...

Oak Creek Trail

NE - 13 miles

Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, is about as rural a trail as you will find in the United States. While the trail is only ...

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 much ...

Omaha Riverfront Trail

NE - 20.1 miles

The Omaha Riverfront Trail is currently open in three sections along the Missouri River in Nebraska's largest city. In the south, the trail begins at Missouri Avenue/US 275's approach to the South Omaha ...

Platte River Connection

NE - 1 miles

The Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Before this can happen, extensions ...

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

IA - 4 miles

The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Trail travels 4 miles along an asphalt path atop an abandoned rail bed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. As the name suggests, the trail's main feature ...

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 important ...

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 the ...

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 ...

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 other ...

South Omaha Trail

NE - 2 miles

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 ...

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 distinctive ...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by Rails-to-Trails ...

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 of ...

Valley View Trail

IA - 7.2 miles

The Valley View Trail spans the eastern side of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passing close to residential neighborhoods, retail hubs, parks and rural areas. Along the way, trail users can read historical markers ...

Veterans Memorial Trail (IA)

IA,NE - 5 miles

Council Bluffs' Veterans Memorial Trail runs adjacent to US 275—also known as Veterans Memorial Highway—for its 5 mile route. On the non-highway side of the trail, runners, walkers, bikers and skaters ...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

IA - 63 miles

The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a 63-mile route, converted from a railroad right-of-way, coursing across the scenic southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs to Blanchard at the Iowa–Missouri border. ...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

MO - 25.6 miles

From Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. website: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a converted railroad right-of-way running over 60 miles through the scenic Southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs ...

West Papio Trail

NE - 16.1 miles

Two sections of the West Papio Trail are currently open for use. The shorter section begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, Nebraska, where it connects with the Keystone Trail. The trail follows ...

Western Historic Trails Center Link

IA - 1.9 miles

Although one of the shorter trails in Council Bluffs' outstanding system, the Western Historic Trails Center Link provides an excellent connection between two longer trails. In the south, the trail connects ...

144th Street Trail

NE - 8.5 miles

This trail is an 8-mile long winding pathway stretching from north to south along 144th Street (State Route 50). It is an important route for both recreation and transportation, providing safe connections ...

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 provides ...

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 Antelope ...

Accordion

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 sprawling ...

Bellevue Loop Trail

NE - 8.9 miles

The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge ...

Big Papio Trail

NE - 9.88 miles

Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park, ...

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 ...

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

IA,NE - 0.6 miles

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge—named for the former Nebraska senator who helped secure much of its funding—opened in September 2008 as the first dedicated pedestrian bridge to connect two states. Omaha, ...

Boulevard Trail

NE - 3.1 miles

The Boulevard Trail (also known as the Happy Hollow Trail) is a 10-foot, 3-mile trail winding through the tree-lined, historic neighborhoods of midtown Omaha. The trail splits off from the Keystone Trail at ...

Deerfield Lions Trail

NE - 1 miles

Stretching a mile across Blair’s northwest side, the Deerfield Lions Trail is so named because it connects the Deerfield subdivision (and Deerfield Elementary School) at one end and Lions Club Park at ...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

The Field Club Trail occupies an old railroad bed that courses for 2 miles through one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska ...

Helen Boosalis Trail

NE - 3.9 miles

The Helen Boosalis Trail, named for Lincoln's first female mayor, runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects ...

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 city ...

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 journeys, ...

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 partnership ...

Indian Creek Trail (IA)

IA - 3.5 miles

The Indian Creek Trail in Council Bluffs runs north along Indian Creek from busy US 275—where it meets the Veterans Memorial Trail and Lake Manawa Trail—to the southwestern edge of Sunset Park on 16th ...

Iowa Riverfront Trail

IA - 6.5 miles

The Iowa Riverfront Trail in Council Bluffs spans the western side of the city along the Missouri River. For most of the trail's nearly 7-mile route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to ...

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 up-to-date ...

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 of ...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationists of all stripes: college students, businesspeople, families and the ranks of the retired who can easily access Omaha's ...

Lake Manawa Trail

IA - 7.5 miles

The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the east, ...

Marv Holubar Trail

NE - 2 miles

Vascilating between natural and suburban surroundings in the outskirts of Bellevue, the Marv Holubar Trail offers an important off-road connection from local neighborhoods to popular shopping destinations, ...

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

NE - 13 miles

The MoPac Trail in Springfield, Nebraska is an integral component of what is planned to be a more than 50-mile recreational trail between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska's two largest cities. Four sections ...

MoPac Trail East

NE - 21.7 miles

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 Wabash, ...

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 shopping. ...

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 along ...

Oak Creek Trail

NE - 13 miles

Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, is about as rural a trail as you will find in the United States. While the trail is only ...

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 much ...

Omaha Riverfront Trail

NE - 20.1 miles

The Omaha Riverfront Trail is currently open in three sections along the Missouri River in Nebraska's largest city. In the south, the trail begins at Missouri Avenue/US 275's approach to the South Omaha ...

Platte River Connection

NE - 1 miles

The Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Before this can happen, extensions ...

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

IA - 4 miles

The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Trail travels 4 miles along an asphalt path atop an abandoned rail bed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. As the name suggests, the trail's main feature ...

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 important ...

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 the ...

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 ...

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 other ...

South Omaha Trail

NE - 2 miles

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 ...

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 distinctive ...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by Rails-to-Trails ...

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 of ...

Valley View Trail

IA - 7.2 miles

The Valley View Trail spans the eastern side of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passing close to residential neighborhoods, retail hubs, parks and rural areas. Along the way, trail users can read historical markers ...

Veterans Memorial Trail (IA)

IA,NE - 5 miles

Council Bluffs' Veterans Memorial Trail runs adjacent to US 275—also known as Veterans Memorial Highway—for its 5 mile route. On the non-highway side of the trail, runners, walkers, bikers and skaters ...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

IA - 63 miles

The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a 63-mile route, converted from a railroad right-of-way, coursing across the scenic southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs to Blanchard at the Iowa–Missouri border. ...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

MO - 25.6 miles

From Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. website: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a converted railroad right-of-way running over 60 miles through the scenic Southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs ...

West Papio Trail

NE - 16.1 miles

Two sections of the West Papio Trail are currently open for use. The shorter section begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, Nebraska, where it connects with the Keystone Trail. The trail follows ...

Western Historic Trails Center Link

IA - 1.9 miles

Although one of the shorter trails in Council Bluffs' outstanding system, the Western Historic Trails Center Link provides an excellent connection between two longer trails. In the south, the trail connects ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Steamboat Trace Trail

Pretty but windy

February, 2017 by blairmcian

I previously reviewed this trail from a ride from its southern end, at Brownville, to Peru, NE. This review is of the leg from Peru to just south of Nebraska City. It is an attractive stretch of trail, and the trail itself was generally in good shape. The only negative that keeps me from giving more stars is that much of the trail is exposed to whatever wind may be blowing, and in Nebraska the wind is usually blowing. If it turns out to be a headwind then that is a serious negative. That would be significantly reduced if some windbreaks were planted alongside the trail, especially on the west side since that's where the wind usually comes from.

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

Springfield to Platte River Pedestrian bridge

February, 2017 by dpschmidt93

Nice trail, some nice shaded/wooden areas. Very scenic around the Louisville to Platte River bridge area. Trail was very good shape. Some parts the gravel/rock was a little heavy to pedal through, but overall very well maintained. No washouts or washboard sections.

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!

Accordion

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

Trail skate

October, 2016 by mleestraka

Parked at the corn crib. Next time will pick up trail in town because of gravel by the marsh.Otherwise wonderful trail to rollerskate on.

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.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

idyllic

September, 2016 by ericdolson

Love this trail. Period. Have enjoyed many a bike ride and long run on the Wabash Trace Trail. Awe-inspiring sunrises, countless deer and Autumn/Winter scenes to rival the best cinematography Hollywood has to offer... have been some of the top reasons I believe this is the best trail in the Greater Omaha/Council Bluffs area. It always feels a little like I'm going back in time when I run this trail; back to a quieter, simpler era. I marvel at the glory of God's creation with every step I take on the Wabash Trace Trail. Whether you enjoy a short hike, a long run or a 100-mile bike ride, you won't be disappointed with this trail!

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

Perfect stop for lunch and walk

September, 2016 by jenmhall4

This was a perfect stop on 80 for lunch and a walk with out puppy. We could even let him off lease.

Keystone Trail

Great scenic ride

September, 2016 by jrobey747

The trail is smooth, unless it has rained a lot, some parts of the trail gets covered up with mud. Few inclines on this trail, so its a great trail for beginning riders. My favorite part is riding south into Bellevue and looping around Offutt AFB watching the Doomsday plane fly over. Lots of farm fields and beautiful natural Nebraska to enjoy along the way too!

Homestead Trail

Marysville to North Lincoln

August, 2016 by fdowell

Rode from Marysville to the north side of Lincoln last Saturday (8/27/16). It was great! Some stretches of this Homestead segment are sort of boring and loud where it parallels the highway, but otherwise it is a nice trail. Getting from Chief Standing Bear trail to Homestead trail in Beatrice isn't clear, but not too tough. Just print out a map ahead of time. Jamaica trail into Lincoln was officially "closed", but still doable. I liked being able to bike through Lincoln on dedicated paths, but there were no maps posted after leaving Jamaica trailhead. I finished in Northeast Lincoln close to I80 after 85 miles. Great day!

Jamaica North Trail

Marysville to Lincoln via Jamaica

August, 2016 by fdowell

This was one of the last legs of my trip from Marysville, and I was surprised to see the trail closed signs! I went around them since I was on a mountain bike and had to get to Lincoln to catch my ride. The trail was very nice except for a few washouts. The trail was a bit overgrown, but it was a really nice experience! Didn't see any other bikers as I assume they adhered to the trail closed sign.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

great trail experience

August, 2016 by kcwyks

we're over 60 years old and were looking for a long ride challenge. We completed a 2-day round trip from Shenandoah MP at 362 to Council Bluffs at MP 407 and back, with a motel stay at the Western Inn in Council Bluffs, the closest motel to the trailhead there.

We parked our car near the Depot in Shenandoah, and and began the 44 mile trip on our road bikes on a mild summer day. Stopped for lunch at one of the 2 restaurants in Malvern, about the halfway point for us. The hills are gentle and most of the route is in shade. The trail condition was great- compacted crushed limestone with only a few soft spots and the bridge surfaces and bridge approaches are good. It took us about 5.5 hours of riding each way.

Be sure to purchase the trail pass at the Depot to help pay for maintenance and get a trail map - there's a lot of history displayed in the Depot. As you will see, there are a lot of bridges they must maintain on the trail.

In Council Bluffs to get to Western Inn, its about 1.5 miles from trailhead. Continue on the trail along the high school, cross Harry Langdon Blvd and take the paved path on the campus of Iowa School for the Deaf to the left, it curves around to the right (northeast) near the intersection with highway 92, but you end up at the corner of Valley View and 92. Then you cross 92 and you are on the Valley View bike trail. Go about 3/4 mile to Madison Ave, go left (the sidewalk is on the north side of Madison), and the motel will be on your right after about 200 yards.

Services along this route are limited; in Imogene there is a bar/grill and the town has provided a small camping area with bathroom right next to the trail. Malvern has a grocery store, pharmacy, 2 restaurants. Silver City has a shelter, a bar and a small store that stocks snacks and spare bike tubes right by the trail. Mineola has a restaurant.

From about mile 401 to 404 there is a long grade down into the Missouri river valley at Council Bluffs. This was a well-earned opportunity to coast a while and get some muscle relief. And coming back, we attacked the hill while we were fresh the next morning.

The portion of the trail closest to CB is the busiest, but we went miles without seeing anyone else on the most remote stretches.

There is a way to connect with the trail along the Missouri river levee, and eventually with the Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge over the MO river (which really is worth seeing) into Omaha but we did not figure out how to make the connection as we were too tired. We'll do that on another trip.

Rock Island Trail (NE)

Fantastic Trail

July, 2016 by jxudo

I recently descovered the trail out of wanting to find a nice walking spot.
The trail is beautiful and peaceful.
Over half the trail is surrounded by forest like locations.
It'll get you to a lot of convieniant places throughout the city.
Awesome place for walking long distances.
I highly reccomend.

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