Council Bluffs, IA Fishing Trails and Maps

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144th Street Trail

8.5 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Flanagan Lake Trail

5.2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

North Atlantic Trails System

5 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Northern Atlantic Trails System

6 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Gravel

Prairie Queen Trail

4.2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

63 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Wehrspann Lake Trail

6 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Zorinsky Lake Trail

7.4 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, 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...
NE 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Flanagan Lake, opened to the public in July 2018, is a 220-acre reservoir designed to aid in flood control on the outskirts of Omaha. Named for Father Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded the...
NE 5.2 mi Concrete
Just north of the small Iowa city of Atlantic, a sprawling network of concrete multi-use trails have been built, enabling cyclists and pedestrians to safely explore the lovely natural landscape around...
IA 5 mi Concrete
The Northern Atlantic Trails System connects two major recreation sites in Atlantic, Iowa. On the west end is the Schildberg Recreation Area, where 1.3 miles of trail wrap around the three lakes in...
IA 6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Prairie Queen Recreation Area offers a beautiful outdoor space for residents of Papillion, which lies southeast of Omaha. Looping around the lake at its center is a paved pathway, which offers...
NE 4.2 mi Concrete
Extending north from the 144th Street Trail, the Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail spans over four miles around Standing Bear Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods and parkland. A popular...
NE 4.4 mi Concrete
A Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame rail-trail, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail earns its title—providing an amazing trip through the rural forests and countryside of southwest Iowa. The trail...
IA 63 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Wehrspann Lake Trail loops around its namesake reservoir in the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on the southwestern outskirts of Omaha. There are benches and picnic spots along the paved pathway to...
NE 6 mi Concrete
The Zorinsky Lake Trail offers a pleasant excursion on the western outskirts of Omaha. The paved pathway encircles a 255-acre lake, offering beautiful views of the water from all angles. The full...
NE 7.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Northern Atlantic Trails System

IA - 6 miles

The Northern Atlantic Trails System connects two major recreation sites in Atlantic, Iowa. On the west end is the Schildberg Recreation Area, where 1.3 miles of trail wrap around the three lakes in...

Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail

NE - 4.4 miles

Extending north from the 144th Street Trail, the Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail spans over four miles around Standing Bear Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods and parkland. A popular...

Flanagan Lake Trail

NE - 5.2 miles

Flanagan Lake, opened to the public in July 2018, is a 220-acre reservoir designed to aid in flood control on the outskirts of Omaha. Named for Father Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded the...

North Atlantic Trails System

IA - 5 miles

Just north of the small Iowa city of Atlantic, a sprawling network of concrete multi-use trails have been built, enabling cyclists and pedestrians to safely explore the lovely natural landscape around...

Accordion

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...

Zorinsky Lake Trail

NE - 7.4 miles

The Zorinsky Lake Trail offers a pleasant excursion on the western outskirts of Omaha. The paved pathway encircles a 255-acre lake, offering beautiful views of the water from all angles. The full...

Prairie Queen Trail

NE - 4.2 miles

The Prairie Queen Recreation Area offers a beautiful outdoor space for residents of Papillion, which lies southeast of Omaha. Looping around the lake at its center is a paved pathway, which offers...

Wehrspann Lake Trail

NE - 6 miles

The Wehrspann Lake Trail loops around its namesake reservoir in the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on the southwestern outskirts of Omaha. There are benches and picnic spots along the paved pathway to...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

IA - 63 miles

A Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame rail-trail, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail earns its title—providing an amazing trip through the rural forests and countryside of southwest Iowa. The trail...

Northern Atlantic Trails System

IA - 6 miles

The Northern Atlantic Trails System connects two major recreation sites in Atlantic, Iowa. On the west end is the Schildberg Recreation Area, where 1.3 miles of trail wrap around the three lakes in...

North Atlantic Trails System

IA - 5 miles

Just north of the small Iowa city of Atlantic, a sprawling network of concrete multi-use trails have been built, enabling cyclists and pedestrians to safely explore the lovely natural landscape around...

Flanagan Lake Trail

NE - 5.2 miles

Flanagan Lake, opened to the public in July 2018, is a 220-acre reservoir designed to aid in flood control on the outskirts of Omaha. Named for Father Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded the...

Accordion

Zorinsky Lake Trail

NE - 7.4 miles

The Zorinsky Lake Trail offers a pleasant excursion on the western outskirts of Omaha. The paved pathway encircles a 255-acre lake, offering beautiful views of the water from all angles. The full...

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...

Wehrspann Lake Trail

NE - 6 miles

The Wehrspann Lake Trail loops around its namesake reservoir in the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on the southwestern outskirts of Omaha. There are benches and picnic spots along the paved pathway to...

Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail

NE - 4.4 miles

Extending north from the 144th Street Trail, the Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail spans over four miles around Standing Bear Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods and parkland. A popular...

Prairie Queen Trail

NE - 4.2 miles

The Prairie Queen Recreation Area offers a beautiful outdoor space for residents of Papillion, which lies southeast of Omaha. Looping around the lake at its center is a paved pathway, which offers...

North Atlantic Trails System

IA - 5 miles

Just north of the small Iowa city of Atlantic, a sprawling network of concrete multi-use trails have been built, enabling cyclists and pedestrians to safely explore the lovely natural landscape around...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

IA - 63 miles

A Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame rail-trail, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail earns its title—providing an amazing trip through the rural forests and countryside of southwest Iowa. The trail...

Zorinsky Lake Trail

NE - 7.4 miles

The Zorinsky Lake Trail offers a pleasant excursion on the western outskirts of Omaha. The paved pathway encircles a 255-acre lake, offering beautiful views of the water from all angles. The full...

Flanagan Lake Trail

NE - 5.2 miles

Flanagan Lake, opened to the public in July 2018, is a 220-acre reservoir designed to aid in flood control on the outskirts of Omaha. Named for Father Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded the...

Accordion

Northern Atlantic Trails System

IA - 6 miles

The Northern Atlantic Trails System connects two major recreation sites in Atlantic, Iowa. On the west end is the Schildberg Recreation Area, where 1.3 miles of trail wrap around the three lakes in...

Wehrspann Lake Trail

NE - 6 miles

The Wehrspann Lake Trail loops around its namesake reservoir in the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on the southwestern outskirts of Omaha. There are benches and picnic spots along the paved pathway to...

Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail

NE - 4.4 miles

Extending north from the 144th Street Trail, the Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail spans over four miles around Standing Bear Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods and parkland. A popular...

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...

Prairie Queen Trail

NE - 4.2 miles

The Prairie Queen Recreation Area offers a beautiful outdoor space for residents of Papillion, which lies southeast of Omaha. Looping around the lake at its center is a paved pathway, which offers...

Recent Trail Reviews

Keystone Trail

first time

March, 2020 by livvy923

Today was my first time running on this trail. The pavement was very well kept and it being a Wednesday the trail was not crowded at all- I think I ran past 5 or 6 people. Lots of geese along the creek but they don’t mind you. Overall very good trail and despite being in Omaha it wasn’t terribly hilly!

Huntington Park Trailway

nice trail in neighborhood

February, 2020 by igloo7777

Easy to walk and parks for kids along the way.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

August 2019 - Mineola to Imogene - about 30 miles

August, 2019 by jackiingram

Don't miss out on this wonderful trail!

My husband and I rode Mineloa to Imogene (locals say this is the most scenic part of the trail) in late August. The shady path was really welcoming and peaceful on this sunny warm Iowa day. We were lucky enough to chat with a superb bowtied gentleman, one of the original heroes who advocated to make this path a rail-trail starting in 1988 - and there was much local opposition! This gentleman, now a healthy 74 years old, rides regular and is part of the smashing volunteers on The Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

Thank you Iowa and all those who volunteer to keep this trail sparkling!

Accordion

MoPac Trail East

Lovely Country Ride

August, 2019 by cmc2condit

We rode from the East part of Lincoln to Elmwood on our "hybrid" bikes (not skinny tires). The trail was basically in good shape, with a few very short rough patches due to the kind of gravel surface and the weather. It is well worth the ride, with lovely and somewhat varied country views and plenty of birds and flowers. The mural in Elmwood is worth the ride up from the trail and the convenience store there will let you buy donuts or ice cream or sports drinks and a pitstop to keep you going.

Murdock Trail

Beautiful Trail

July, 2019 by bbrenton

Recommend parking at 112th and Havelock where the trail begins. There is no parking lot but there is a small pull off where you can get your vehicle safely off the road. Navigate, what can be a messy slippery slope, and you will reach the head of the trail. The arching trees that hang over this trail will make you easily forget you are only in a tiny strip of trees running between two corn fields. The trail is long, flat, and appears to be never ending as you look ahead. Mulberry trees line the sides of the trail and offer a nice treat while exploring the trail in the late spring. Unpaved but fairly easy ridding on a bike. Can be a little muddy after rain but the majority of the surface is fairly compact. Great for a leisurely hike, walking the dog, or going for a jog. Not too heavily used, especially on the far east end. Overall a fantastic trail.

T-Bone Trail

May 2019

May, 2019 by elliott4

Began at South end, parking for 3 but I doubt if much would happen if you parked on side of gravel road. Other than one approach to a bridge large gap/not even and a washed area replaced with crushed limestone- the trail was in fairly good shape 99% paved or concrete. Take plenty of water and food because the towns you pass thru no convenience stores. I road to North end to Albert the Bull and returned to South end. Strava =39.7 miles and 269 ft gain. Surprising the shade and qty of benches throughout. If you are in the area it's worth the time.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Best Riding Experiences!

March, 2019 by jscreative.us

What I love most about the Wabash, is that it captures all the remote scenery and serenity that I remember from childhood growing up in Kansas, TN, KY and ozark areas. The flora and wildlife on the trail kind of blend that variety with the midwest prairie in a lush and comfortable display of life. I can get to it from my house in Midtown Omaha via a series of local trails, all thrilling through the parks, pit stops, historic downtown shopping, and across the river at the National Parks HQ last even MORE parks, and finally to the Wabash which I am proud to say is a park in itself! I love it for its length and use and find it fun to camp out along near warm summer months when the natural wild secluded atmosphere is blended with distant fireworks and lawnmowers and dogs barking and the dreams of the next small town to stop for an ice cream or cold juice along the journey. I’ve not yet ridden it in Autumn but am prepared to do so this year. It’s been a great opportunity to get in tune with myself and the land and learn about foraging, sustainable resource, and to find happiness as I remain in this community. I hope to meet some amazing people as I travel the Wabash in the future. I also hope for more marked primitive camp zones in shaded safe areas along the trail for future use, and for far many more miles to be added and a link of web across states may be achieved before I am too old to ride much. I am looking forward to the snow melting now and getting back on path as soon as the new green shoots appear and some days off of work allow me to return to this peaceful place.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Council Bluffs to Malvern

October, 2018 by erb.jackie

This was an epically gorgeous ride. We started at the trailhead in Council Bluffs. I followed my map to Lewis Central Middle School and then it’s just right south of that and it got us there just fine. We did a day bike and went 22 miles to Malvern. We had stellar Bloody Marys and great food at Classic Cafe. I heard the place across the street had good ice cream too. Then we headed back and stopped in Mineola at Toby Jack’s Steakhouse for a beer. Great little place that is super use to bikers stopping in. Ended up back at the CB trailhead. If 44 miles is too much I think a bike to Silver City and back would be easier and you still get a pretty gorgeous ride.

Steamboat Trace Trail

Beautiful ride

September, 2018 by janet.palmtag

You'll love the timbers, river, and bluffs along the way. Stop in Peru for a coffee then Brownville for a late breakfast or lunch. It's my favorite thing to do.

Keystone Trail

Keystone Trail

September, 2018 by dmfiore23

I recommend going on a weekday because the trail is pretty crowded friday-sunday. Enjoyable ride away from traffic, but nothing special.

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

old Maddog flyer

September, 2018 by nevmadog

the trail is still a little too deep in gravel north of Springfield, but seems great to me on the stretch from the Sarpy County fair grounds Heron Bay at the Platte river. great ride, lots of shade and saw no dog poop.

Steamboat Trace Trail

Bugs and beef

September, 2018 by pitsy

My husband and I enjoyed riding half of the Steamboat Trace Trail. We started by Nebraska city and rode to Peru. The first half had lots of shade which was nice since it was surprisingly hot and humid for an early September morning. We had to pedal against some wind when we got to the more open area through the fields, but it wasn't bad, and we were grateful for the wind on the way back since the temp. rose into the 80's. This ride will be most remembered for the large number of grasshoppers and woolly caterpillars found on the trail. We enjoyed seeing lots of monarchs too. Besides bugs, we did come across 2 angus cows and a calf that found their way over or under the fence and onto the trail. I suspected that this could be a possibility since I saw a cow pie on the trail on the way to Peru. I grew up on a farm so I wasn't too concerned and knew they would move out of the way, but thought I would give future bicyclists a heads up. The trail was in good shape for the most part. Every now and then we would encounter a section with rocks instead of crushed limestone so we had to watch where we were going. The only other thing to look out for is a few areas where they put metal poles so vehicles won't drive on the trail include a base for a pole, but no pole is in place.

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