Council Bluffs, IA Walking Trails and Maps

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144th Street Trail

8.5 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

84th Street Trail

6.35 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bellevue Loop Trail

8.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Big Papio Trail

9.88 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

0.6 mi
State: IA, NE
Concrete

Boulevard Trail

3.1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Bull Creek Pathway

0.6 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Burt Street Trail

0.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Deerfield Lions Trail

1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

East Military Trail

0.8 mi
State: NE
Concrete

FEVR Trail

1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Field Club Trail

1.8 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Flanagan Lake Trail

5.2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Huntington Park Trailway

0.84 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Indian Creek Trail (IA)

3.5 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Iowa Riverfront Trail

6.5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Jack Sutton Drive

0.5 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Keystone Trail

15 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Lake Manawa Trail

7.5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

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

Murdock Trail

4.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

North Atlantic Trails System

5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Omaha Riverfront Trail

20.1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Piney Creek Park Trail (NE)

0.9 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Platte River Connection

1 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Prairie Queen Trail

4.2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Railroad Highway Trail

2 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Red Oak Trail

1.2 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Ridge Road Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

3.75 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Shanda Dixon Trail

1.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Skyline Trail (NE)

2.97 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Sorensen Parkway Trail

4.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

South Omaha Trail

3.6 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Stanton Greenbelt Trail

1.5 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Steamboat Trace Trail

21.4 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Superior Street Trail

4.42 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

T-Bone Trail

19.6 mi
State: IA
Asphalt

Turner Boulevard Trail

2 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

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

Walnut Creek Lake Trail

3.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Wehrspann Lake Trail

6 mi
State: NE
Concrete

West Papio Trail

22.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Western Historic Trails Center Link

1.9 mi
State: IA
Concrete

Westin Hills Trail

1.9 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
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...
NE 6.35 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
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....
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...
NE 3.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Bull Creek Pathway is a short neighborhood path with a lot of use. The multi-use pathway runs parallel to Bull Creek and links Harl-Holt Park to Washington Elementary, Schuler Elementary and...
IA 0.6 mi Concrete
In the heart of Omaha, the Burt Street Trail provides an east-west route between N. 20th Street and N. 30th Street paralleling its namesake roadway. Along the way, it traverses the Creighton...
NE 0.8 mi Asphalt
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
This recreational trail travels along the south side of E. Military Road. The concrete path connects neighborhoods on the east side of Fremont to Johnson Park. The park is home to a fishing lake...
NE 0.8 mi Concrete
The FEVR Trail borrows its name from the Fremont Valley & Elkhorn excursion line, that ran trains on 17 miles between Fremont and Hooper. The FEVR line is intact but the trail shares right-of-way with...
NE 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Following a former railroad route, the Field Club Trail spans nearly 2 miles in 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
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
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Running through a quiet neighborhood in the western reaches of Omaha, the Huntington Park Trailway (also known more simply as the Huntington Trail) offers a nice concrete path, ideal for residents...
NE 0.84 mi Concrete
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 route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to spectacular views of...
IA 6.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Jack Sutton Drive is a concrete path lying along Jack Sutton Drive. The trail extends between Luther Road and the Johnson Crossing Academic Center, and affords students of the adjacent...
NE 0.5 mi Concrete
The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to 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...
IA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
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...
NE 2 mi Concrete
The MoPac Trail in Springfield 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 of the...
NE 13 mi Crushed Stone
The MoPac Trail follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment of the rail corridor offers a rural experience, heading east from the outskirts of...
NE 21.7 mi Crushed Stone
MoPac Trail West follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac") from central Lincoln to the city's eastern outskirts, where it joins the MoPac Trail East. The concrete...
NE 5.3 mi Concrete
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...
NE 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
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...
NE 20.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This trail provides a safe place to walk, roll or jog within the Elkhorn neighborhood on the west side of Omaha. The concrete path sits in the Piney Creek greenbelt, which also the site of a small...
NE 0.9 mi Asphalt
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. The trail's centerpiece is the...
NE 1 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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
The 2-mile long Railroad Highway Trail runs through gently undulating farmland just outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The trails sits within the corridor of Railroad Highway, but is separated from the...
IA 2 mi Concrete
The Red Oak Trail is a concrete biking and walking trail that runs through a series of lightly-wooded fields around the edge of the local high school and cemetery in the small city of Red Oak, Iowa....
IA 1.2 mi Concrete
As its name suggests, this recreation path lies along Ridge Road in west Fremont. The trail is 8-foot-wide concrete, with intermittent tree cover, and is a flat run, walk or ride. The Ridge Road Trail...
NE 3 mi Concrete
The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail travels nearly 4 miles along an asphalt path atop a former railbed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Starting near an I-80 on-ramp,...
IA 3.75 mi Asphalt, 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...
NE 1.7 mi Concrete
In just under three miles, the Skyline Trail takes users across a variety of settings - suburban residential, main street commercial, and agricultural. The trail is found in Elkhorn, on the west edge...
NE 2.97 mi Asphalt
The multiuse trail sits alongside the Sorensen Parkway, extending from the scenic Fontenelle Boulevard west to N 90th Street and Military Road. It provides a recreational path for residents of the...
NE 4.8 mi Asphalt
The South Omaha Trail serves as an important connector for the city, linking the Keystone Trail, Karen Park, Karen Western Elementary School and the Field Club Trail. The paved pathway is built on a...
NE 3.6 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 concrete pathway that encircles the small community of Stanton, Iowa, the Stanton Greenbelt Trail gives residents a convenient recreation trail right in their backyards. The trail forms a semicircle...
IA 1.5 mi Concrete
Closure Notice: As of October 2021, the trail segment between Brownville and Peru is closed due to flood damage. From Peru, northward the trail is open but the surface is rough and may be challenging....
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 T-Bone Trail stretches nearly 20 miles between Audubon and Pymosa township in western Iowa. The paved pathway follows a former railroad right-of-way and offers beautiful countryside views. On the...
IA 19.6 mi Asphalt
The Turner Boulevard Trail offers a north-south route paralleling its namesake roadway through residential neighborhoods on Omaha's west side. Along its two miles, the paved pathway connects three...
NE 2 mi Asphalt
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...
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
Notice: On April 9, 2020, the East Nishnabotna bridge on the north side of Shenandoah was damaged by a fire. Over 50 feet will have to be completely torn off and rebuilt. There is no through access:...
IA 63 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Walnut Creek Lake Recreation Area is a natural gem in Papillion, a southwestern suburb of Omaha. The 450-acre park features a paved multiuse pathway circling Walnut Creek Lake. Along the way,...
NE 3.1 mi Concrete
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 West Papio Trail offers nearly 23 miles of paved trail in the western Omaha metro region. The pathway begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, where it connects with the Keystone Trail, and...
NE 22.9 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...
IA 1.9 mi Concrete
Providing an invaluable connection between the 144th Street Trail and the West Papio Trail, two key trails in the Omaha area's trail network, the Westin Hills Trail also serves as a pleasant community...
NE 1.9 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

Now, More Than Ever, Trails Matter!

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Trails by activity

Skyline Trail (NE)

NE - 2.97 miles

In just under three miles, the Skyline Trail takes users across a variety of settings - suburban residential, main street commercial, and agricultural. The trail is found in Elkhorn, on the west edge...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to Omaha's...

Stanton Greenbelt Trail

IA - 1.5 miles

A concrete pathway that encircles the small community of Stanton, Iowa, the Stanton Greenbelt Trail gives residents a convenient recreation trail right in their backyards. The trail forms a semicircle...

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

NE - 13 miles

The MoPac Trail in Springfield 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 of the...

Accordion

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. The trail's centerpiece is the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

Closure Notice: As of October 2021, the trail segment between Brownville and Peru is closed due to flood damage. From Peru, northward the trail is open but the surface is rough and may be challenging....

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...

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...

Red Oak Trail

IA - 1.2 miles

The Red Oak Trail is a concrete biking and walking trail that runs through a series of lightly-wooded fields around the edge of the local high school and cemetery in the small city of Red Oak, Iowa....

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...

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 route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to spectacular views of...

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...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...

Ridge Road Trail

NE - 3 miles

As its name suggests, this recreation path lies along Ridge Road in west Fremont. The trail is 8-foot-wide concrete, with intermittent tree cover, and is a flat run, walk or ride. The Ridge Road Trail...

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...

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...

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...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to Omaha's...

Accordion

Walnut Creek Lake Trail

NE - 3.1 miles

The Walnut Creek Lake Recreation Area is a natural gem in Papillion, a southwestern suburb of Omaha. The 450-acre park features a paved multiuse pathway circling Walnut Creek Lake. Along the way,...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Following a former railroad route, the Field Club Trail spans nearly 2 miles in one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska...

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,...

East Military Trail

NE - 0.8 miles

This recreational trail travels along the south side of E. Military Road. The concrete path connects neighborhoods on the east side of Fremont to Johnson Park. The park is home to a fishing lake...

Railroad Highway Trail

IA - 2 miles

The 2-mile long Railroad Highway Trail runs through gently undulating farmland just outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The trails sits within the corridor of Railroad Highway, but is separated from the...

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...

Huntington Park Trailway

NE - 0.84 miles

Running through a quiet neighborhood in the western reaches of Omaha, the Huntington Park Trailway (also known more simply as the Huntington Trail) offers a nice concrete path, ideal for residents...

Piney Creek Park Trail (NE)

NE - 0.9 miles

This trail provides a safe place to walk, roll or jog within the Elkhorn neighborhood on the west side of Omaha. The concrete path sits in the Piney Creek greenbelt, which also the site of a small...

Sorensen Parkway Trail

NE - 4.8 miles

The multiuse trail sits alongside the Sorensen Parkway, extending from the scenic Fontenelle Boulevard west to N 90th Street and Military Road. It provides a recreational path for residents of the...

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...

Stanton Greenbelt Trail

IA - 1.5 miles

A concrete pathway that encircles the small community of Stanton, Iowa, the Stanton Greenbelt Trail gives residents a convenient recreation trail right in their backyards. The trail forms a semicircle...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

Closure Notice: As of October 2021, the trail segment between Brownville and Peru is closed due to flood damage. From Peru, northward the trail is open but the surface is rough and may be challenging....

Bull Creek Pathway

IA - 0.6 miles

The Bull Creek Pathway is a short neighborhood path with a lot of use. The multi-use pathway runs parallel to Bull Creek and links Harl-Holt Park to Washington Elementary, Schuler Elementary and...

Westin Hills Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

Providing an invaluable connection between the 144th Street Trail and the West Papio Trail, two key trails in the Omaha area's trail network, the Westin Hills Trail also serves as a pleasant community...

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...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

NE - 13 miles

The MoPac Trail in Springfield 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 of the...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

Closure Notice: As of October 2021, the trail segment between Brownville and Peru is closed due to flood damage. From Peru, northward the trail is open but the surface is rough and may be challenging....

Westin Hills Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

Providing an invaluable connection between the 144th Street Trail and the West Papio Trail, two key trails in the Omaha area's trail network, the Westin Hills Trail also serves as a pleasant community...

Sorensen Parkway Trail

NE - 4.8 miles

The multiuse trail sits alongside the Sorensen Parkway, extending from the scenic Fontenelle Boulevard west to N 90th Street and Military Road. It provides a recreational path for residents of the...

Accordion

Railroad Highway Trail

IA - 2 miles

The 2-mile long Railroad Highway Trail runs through gently undulating farmland just outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The trails sits within the corridor of Railroad Highway, but is separated from the...

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...

Huntington Park Trailway

NE - 0.84 miles

Running through a quiet neighborhood in the western reaches of Omaha, the Huntington Park Trailway (also known more simply as the Huntington Trail) offers a nice concrete path, ideal for residents...

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...

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail

IA - 3.75 miles

The Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail travels nearly 4 miles along an asphalt path atop a former railbed once owned by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Starting near an I-80 on-ramp,...

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...

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...

T-Bone Trail

IA - 19.6 miles

The T-Bone Trail stretches nearly 20 miles between Audubon and Pymosa township in western Iowa. The paved pathway follows a former railroad right-of-way and offers beautiful countryside views. On the...

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...

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...

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...

MoPac Trail East

NE - 21.7 miles

The MoPac Trail follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment of the rail corridor offers a rural experience, heading east from the outskirts of...

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

IA - 63 miles

Notice: On April 9, 2020, the East Nishnabotna bridge on the north side of Shenandoah was damaged by a fire. Over 50 feet will have to be completely torn off and rebuilt. There is no through access:...

FEVR Trail

NE - 1 miles

The FEVR Trail borrows its name from the Fremont Valley & Elkhorn excursion line, that ran trains on 17 miles between Fremont and Hooper. The FEVR line is intact but the trail shares right-of-way with...

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 route, bikers, runners, skaters and walkers are treated to spectacular views of...

Turner Boulevard Trail

NE - 2 miles

The Turner Boulevard Trail offers a north-south route paralleling its namesake roadway through residential neighborhoods on Omaha's west side. Along its two miles, the paved pathway connects three...

Recent Trail Reviews

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Beautiful Trail

October, 2021 by 5wn452egtw

Enjoyable tree canopy trail that travels through western Iowa’s farmlands and small towns. Should be on everyone’s trail adventures list. We will definitely be back for another ride.

Bellevue Loop Trail

Enjoyable Countryside Trail

October, 2021 by 5wn452egtw

Beautiful tree canopy trail passing through western Iowa farm land and small towns. We can’t wait to come back and enjoy the trail again next year! Should be on everyone’s trail list.

Railroad Highway Trail

Jim

September, 2021 by jimpospisil

Nice trail all cement hopefully they extend it before long support your local trails

Accordion

Steamboat Trace Trail

Steamboat Trace Trail September 21, 2021

September, 2021 by mckeand

The first eight or nine miles is fine except for finding large, very large grave(Gravel that will never break down unless semi’s drive over it, for years). These sections that are very uncomfortable to ride over. Then you get to the corn and soybean fields, do not go this way unless you like pushing your bike through soft sand and more of the large gravel chunks. Then you head towards Peru and the Trail is growing in nicely with weeds in the middle and you get to Peru hoping for a nice rest stop and someone has vandalized the bathrooms and it looks like it’s been that way a long time and you cannot go past this point towards Brownsville, barriers all over for that way. But the first 9 miles was very nice.

Steamboat Trace Trail

Recent Ride

September, 2021 by craigr

Road the tail to Peru back on hybrid bikes. First 6 miles is in the trees and great shape. The next 5 miles to Peru, the trail had rough spots and areas of loose sand and gravel but doable. The bathrooms at Peru are not working. Overall, great trail with no traffic.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Awesome trail

September, 2021 by dgk14

Rode from Council Bluffs to Silver City and back. The limestone is easy to ride on and the stretch we rode was almost completely shaded. That was a plus since it was a very hot day. Loved it!

MoPac Trail East

impressed

July, 2021 by opd1845

I was skeptical when driving to the Wabash NE trail head, but that soon changed to pure joy! This trail is very well kept. A crew of 4 was on the trail cleaning from a recent storm. Multiple signs to educate riders on upcoming trail possibilities (farm equipment, horses & animal holes) I will be back for sure! Hopefully able to hit it in its entirety next time.

MoPac Trail East

impressed

July, 2021 by opd1845

I wasn’t sure what to expect but this trail was great! I only did 10 out and back from Wabash NE, and the trail I did bike was in GREAT shape! There was even a crew of 4 working east to west along the trail cleaning debris. I will be here again but hopefully in its entirety!!!

Platte River Connection

open

July, 2021 by opd1845

Bridge was recently opened back up over the Platte. Additional upgrades on the east side of the river as well.

T-Bone Trail

Wonderful!

July, 2021 by rcraig.hensley

Visiting parents in Atlantic, my dad was part of trail development in the area, Dick Hensley. Road his touring bike that he rode on 16 RAGBRAIs and the bike ride across the US to celebrate Iowa sesquicentennial years ago. Beautiful trail with lots of catbirds and other native songbirds, butterflies and plant life. Definitely worth the ride. Live in TX but will be back, down the road. Thanks dad. It’s an honor to ride your bike.

Lake Manawa Trail

jmac

June, 2021 by mcguire2001

This is a nice shaded trail and attaches to the Wabash on the east side. If you go west it’s a 5 mile ride to the Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge. The pavement on Manawa Trail is rippled and pretty bumpy on the southside.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

June 15,16 2021

June, 2021 by buckeye_81

90/100. Temp in 90's Parked at Council Bluffs large parking trailhead, road the 90% canopy trail to Coin. Payed $5 camping fee,set up inside shelter house left gear in tent (bathroom shower-cold but ok with me). The drop box for camping is southside of larger building south of bathroom. Very nice quiet town mowed grass. Road rest of trail to Blanchard. From Coin South trail becomes less traveled but surface still very good, some down limbs and yes trail ends into tall grass. I road thru lot and down main to Missouri line. www.wabashtrace.org describes services available and is very accurate. Everything open that I saw. On webpage with mileage chart, the mile post didn't always match. Look out for nail heads sticking up on some bridges and 4 spots with animal holes in trail. This trail was basically fantastic,huge amount cardinals, blue jays, robins, some deer; not many flowers. Reminents of train wrecks at 3 different bridges (rail cars in creek). Where else can you ride 62 miles with 3 towns with services stones throw from trail and 1 larger town 6 blocks to full services. Also 3 stops with cheap tent camping with showers. Trail connects to downtown Omaha but I didn't have time.

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